Stronger Together with Norbord
02 January 2020

The winning entries in the Stronger Together children’s drawing competition, proudly displayed at Norbord’s Cowie plant

The winning entries in the Stronger Together children’s drawing competition, proudly displayed at Norbord’s Cowie plant

As leaders in the engineered wood panel industry, Norbord are renowned for providing products of the highest quality to the construction industry. Equally important is Norbord’s commitment to the health and safety of their staff, and this was recently demonstrated with the launch of their new safety campaign with a fun day for employees and their families in Cowie.

The Stronger Together campaign highlights the company’s ongoing dedication to the maintenance of a safe and enjoyable working environment. Norbord holds the belief that this is integral to the performance and efficiency of the company.

Norbord staff and their families were joined by the hosts of Central FM and treated to live music from a local band on the day. All enjoyed the wide variety of fun activities but the atmosphere of excitement was also about creating a team-building experience. The impetus behind the event solidified Norbord’s message that employee satisfaction is essential.

The event provided an opportunity for the employees and their families to meet with members of the local police force and fire brigade. Norbord also hosted a design competition for local children and the winning designs are now proudly on display outside of the plant. This strong emphasis on maintaining positive relations between Norbord plants and the surrounding community is another core facet to the Norbord ethos.

There was an educational aspect to the day as visitors were presented with the opportunity to embark on a tour of the site. Here they were able to learn more about the sustainable wood panels produced in the facility, from tree to end result.

Nick Fedo, general manager at the Norbord plant in Cowie, said: “At Norbord, we take pride in ensuring every single member of the team feels they work in a safe, productive and progressive environment.

“The aim of our family fun day was to bring our team and their families even closer together and I think we definitely succeeded. It was fantastic to see so many people get involved on the day.

“I’d like to thank everyone for making the day a huge success. We’re already looking forward to planning our next event.”

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