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ALMACO Reaches 2 Million Hours Without Lost Time Incident

July 1, 2021

Nevada, Iowa (June 23) – ALMACO announced today that employees have achieved over two million hours of work without a lost-time incident at their United States headquarters. The team of 180 employees have not experienced a work-related injury or illness that has required time away from work in nearly six years.

Employee diligence and a shared sense of responsibility proved to be incredibly successful in maintaining a strong safety culture. Recognizing and mitigating safety concerns is widely known as the responsibility of every individual joining the team.

“ALMACO employees have adopted a safety culture where everyone is responsible for the safety of not only themselves but that of their co-workers,” said Mark Smith, ALMACO Vice President of Manufacturing. “Bi-weekly safety training, an employee-led safety mitigation team, and early adoption of technology such as the Lytx vehicle safety system, has helped maintain our strong dedication to a safe and healthy workplace.”

ALMACO is one of only eight companies in Iowa that have been accepted into OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). This accreditation singles out businesses as a model for worksite safety and health.

“We are proud of the ability of our workforce to place a high value on safety and achieve this milestone,” said Patrick Clem, ALMACO CEO. “But what matters the most is that our employees are able to safely return home to their families each and every day. We’re a family-owned business and we care about our employees like they are family too.”

ALMACO was founded in 1884 and is the leading innovator of custom seed research equipment today, which includes planting, harvesting, seed processing, and other specialty agriculture solutions. Seed research is crucial to the future of the world and each seed holds opportunity for advanced quality, nutrient density, and yield potential. For food, fuel, and fiber, ALMACO partners with ag research teams around the world to develop specialty equipment to make it all possible. Whether building planting, harvesting, seed processing, or other specialty ag solutions, ALMACO uses cutting edge technology and modern business practices to turn an idea into reality. ALMACO headquarters in based in Nevada, Iowa and also have service and sales offices in Brazil and Argentina. More information can be found at www.almaco.com.

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