Jeffboat Wins Labor Award

Friday, April 24, 2009

American Commercial Lines Inc. (NASDAQ:ACLI) announced that its manufacturing division, Jeffboat, and Teamsters Local Union No. 89 have received the 16th annual Labor-Management Award from the University of Louisville Labor-Management Center.

The award, which honors an area workplace in which management and labor have demonstrated cooperative relations, was presented at the Labor-Management Center 2009 Award Banquet held on April 16.

Jeffboat and the Union were praised by the Labor-Management Center for fostering a culture of open dialogue and communication at all levels of the workplace. According to the nomination, Jeffboat and the union engage in a free and uninhibited exchange of questions, suggestions and information, with the goal of improving the company's production, safety, employee performance, efficiency, and cost effectiveness to enable optimal performance.

Actions taken in collaboration by labor and management which have contributed to the company's success include:
•    Developing committees, task forces and programs to address safety issues and improve safety performance
•    Promoting diversity and employee retention
•    Providing training and quality programs for employees, including an in-house welding school and an English-as-a-second-language program

"The Company and Teamsters Local 89 have developed a strong partnership resulting in a safer and more productive shipyard and an increasingly diverse workforce," Jacques Vanier, Vice President Manufacturing, American Commercial Lines Inc., said. "We will continue to build upon our partnership and a long and great ship-building tradition for a bright future for Jeffboat and our community."

In the past 64 years, Jeffboat, which has approximately 1,100 employees, has produced more than 9,000 barges and 120 other vessels. Jeffboat's parent company, American Commercial Lines Inc., headquartered in Jeffersonville, Indiana, is an integrated marine transportation and service company operating in the United States Jones Act trades, with approximately $1.2b in revenues and approximately 3,400 employees as of December 31, 2008.

(www.aclines.com)

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Gondan to Build Spanish Patrol Boats

Gondan Shipyard has recently signed a contract with the Guardia Civil, Spain’s Civil Guard, for the building of two patrol boats. The aluminum and fiber (PRFV ) vessels will measure 20.

ABS to Class the World's First CNG Ship

ABS announced it has been chosen to class the world's first compressed natural gas (CNG) carrier ordered by Pelayaran Bahtera Adhiguna, a subsidiary of Indonesia's

Interview: Roberto Cazzulo Talks Class Trends

As Roberto P. Cazzulo, RINA, steps down as the Chairman of the IACS Council, Maritime Reporter caught up with him to discuss the current state and future direction of global class.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1588 sec (6 req/sec)