XPO’s site in Searcy, Arkansas, reflected on 25 years earlier this month with a celebration for employees, including giveaways and a delicious catfish meal. The Searcy Chamber of Commerce also attended the event.
The facility, which has 130 employees and makes trailers for both XPO and outside customers, produced its first trailer on April 4, 1994. Twenty-five years on, employees there have made 75,000 of them.
Given that yesterday was the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, it’s also worth noting that the team in Searcy has helped XPO win the “Safest Trailer Manufacturer” award from the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association six times since 2004.
Buck Layne, president and chief executive of the Searcy Chamber of Commerce, said that over the years, he’s been most impressed by XPO’s commitment to safety, which is also one of the company’s core values.
“It is this example of dedication to the employees of XPO that has always made them a valued member of our community,” Layne said.
Paul Reed, General Manager for XPO in Searcy, said, “It’s a milestone we’re proud of and it’s really a testament to our employees, our commitment to each other and our focus on safety. The employee recognition program we rolled out in 2006 is one of many ways we try to thank all of the people who have helped make this happen.”