SAFETY AND OUR VALUES
Safety - - ELLWOOD City Forge Group places great importance on safety. We know that our employees are our greatest asset, and we take every step possible to make sure that our employees return home safely to their families every day.
Because of this commitment to Safety, we have adopted the 24/7 Safety Culture. As part of our Behavior Based Safety (BBS) program, our employees perform peer observations to reinforce positive safe work practices, as well as finding ways to eliminate unsafe practices. We are vigilant about finding and correcting unsafe work conditions. Weekly safety meetings for all employees focus not only on how to adopt safe practices at home.
Our Values - - Along with the other ELLWOOD business units, Ellwood City Forge Group shares in a set of shared principles.
To our customers - ELLWOOD pledges to maintain our world-class performance standard. This means providing the best value to our customers over the long term. We further pledge to meet customer quality and delivery expectations, to devote the resources required for continuous product development and process improvement, and to do whatever necessary to be the "supplier of choice."
To our employees - ELLWOOD promises to treat people with dignity and respect, to provide for ongoing education and training, to maintain a safe work environment, and to provide opportunities for employees to use their talents in ways that contribute to their professional growth and to our continued success.
To our community - ELLWOOD is committed to maintain the highest ethical standards, to meet our environmental responsibilities, and to encourage employer/employee participation in community activities.
To our shareholders - ELLWOOD is devoted to providing a superior return on shareholders' equity compared to other heavy manufacturers in America; to continue to focus upon our core business of engineered heavy sections; to maintain a long-term orientation that balances risk with rewards; to continue to grow through entrepreneurial activity; and to maintain private ownership as it is in the best interests of our company, employees, and customers.