KingFisher Boats Receives Joint Health and Safety Excellence Award

KingFisher Boats Receives Joint Health and Safety Excellence Award

Vernon, BC – Family-owned boat builder KingFisher Boats has been recognized for safety excellence from the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC. The Joint Health and Safety Award was a recognition provided due to the efforts of the KingFisher Boats safety committee, who meet regularly to highlight and prevent workplace injuries.

“Joint Health and Safety Committee are very proud of our accomplishments as we work together to improve not only the work of our Committee but safety for all employees here at Kingfisher.” said Bill Greene, JHSC Employer Co-Chair “This award is thanks to the dedication and commitment from our committee, and the entire KingFisher team”
The Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC recognizes manufacturers for health and safety excellence—these awards support partnering with BC’s industry leaders to achieve cultural change that ensures safe workplaces for all employees.

“We were thrilled to recognize Kingfisher Boats for their strategic and structured approach to leveraging the Joint Health and Safety Committee for prevention” Lisa McGuire, CEO, Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC. “Their dedication to the health and safety of their people and communities is both commendable and inspiring.”

KingFisher Boats has recently announced a facilities expansion with two new purpose-built buildings to support record market demand including a dedicated space for product development to lead innovation. The expansion also creates jobs in the greater Vernon area with new positions to become available over the next year.

About KingFisher Boats
KingFisher Boats is a world leader in the design, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of heavy-gauge all-welded aluminum boats. We build and distribute 29 models in 5 series: Offshore, Coastal, Sport, Multi-Species and River Jet for families, anglers and adventurers alike. Our extensive dealer network spans from California to Alaska to Quebec. The KingFisher Center of Excellence is a fully integrated manufacturing facility with 162 employees who handcraft every KingFisher Boat, one at a time, with incredible skill and passion. KingFisher is a Canada’s Best Managed Company Gold Standard winner and is the founding company within Bryton Marine Group, which includes commercial and recreational builders: EagleCraft, All American Marine, Brix Marine, Duckworth and Weldcraft Boats.

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About Manufacturing and Safety Alliance BC
The Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC is the industry-driven, not-for-profit health and safety association for manufacturers and food processors in British Columbia. We exist to provide confidential, professional support to manufacturing and food processing companies to help them improve health and safety performance—building effective systems to prevent workplace injuries.

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