Biz briefs: Area firms honored with Governor's Safety Awards
- May 25, 2012 - 5:46 PM
The Minnesota Safety Council honored six Washington County businesses and agencies with its Governor's Workplace Safety Awards during the 78th annual Minnesota Safety & Health Conference this month at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
The awards, conferred annually since 1934, honor employers that have achieved exceptional safety performance.
Imation Corp. in Oakdale, LSP-Cottage Grove L.P. and Renewal by Andersen in Cottage Grove picked up the council's Meritorious Achievement Award. That honor is given to firms that achieve three years of DART (days away from work, restricted work activity and transfers to another job) rates that is 50 to 74 percent better than the average for their respective industries, and scored between 50 and 74 on a safety program scorecard.
Andersen Corp. in Bayport, Medtronic Inc. in Woodbury and Washington County were honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award. To earn that honor, organizations must have previously won the Meritorious Achievement Award and achieve a DART rate of 75 to 90 percent better than average for their respective industries. They also had to have continued an outstanding safety record and scored 76 or above on safety benchmarks set by the council.
STILLWATERReve 324 wins 'Best Burger' contest
Reve 324 has the best burgers in the St. Croix Valley, at least according to participants who voted in an online contest.
Earlier this year, several eateries sold cards for $20, which allowed buyers to try a burger at each establishment, then vote for their favorite. Reve 324 came out on top, supplanting last year's "Best Burger in the Valley" winner Leo's Grill & Malt Shop. Brine's Restaurant & Bar, Pub Monique, Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque and the Water Street Inn also were in the running.
The competition raised more than $10,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Minnesota/North Dakota chapter.Selling your business subject of roundtable
Attorney Jeanne M. Anderson will present "Plan Your Business' Sale: Succession Planning Checklist" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The free session is part of the 2012 Business Owners' Law Roundtable series, and it includes lunch. Registration is requested. The session will be held at Anderson Legal Services, 226 E. Myrtle St. For information call 651-439-1389.
WOODBURYRadio Shack leaves Woodbury Village
Poor performance was the reason Radio Shack closed in Woodbury Village at 7060 Valley Creek Plaza, a company spokesman said. The company had sold electronics and wireless devices there since 1992. The chain has no plans to close any other metro area stores. The nearest locations to the closed store are at the Sun Ray Shopping Center in St. Paul, in Cottage Grove, in Eagan and in Hudson, Wis.
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