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Howell Tractor Achieves Seven-Plus Years Accident-Free

In celebration of this feat, Howell Tractor treated the team to a catered luncheon and breakfast on March 14 in Hazel Crest, Ill.

Wed March 26, 2014 - Midwest Edition
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Howell Tractor recently reached a rare milestone: the company has achieved seven years and 698,000 hours without a single lost-time accident. In celebration of this feat, Howell Tractor treated the team to a catered luncheon and breakfast on March 14 in Hazel Crest, Ill.

"Gary and his crew do an excellent job with safety while continuing to remain productive and providing the cost effect solutions our customers demand with a sense of urgency that is next to none. Please join me in congratulating them on this difficult to achieve milestone," said General Manager Tom Ellis during the celebration.

"At Howell, the most important assets are our employees. Achieving seven years — 698,000 hours — without a lost time accident is a rare feat in this industry that I credit to the tremendous crew that continues to work efficiently, intelligently and most of all carefully," said Gary Hammond, general service manager. "Continuous education and improvements on safety equipment ensure our employees remain safe in the shop and out in the field. I look forward to continuing this commitment to safe work habits and will let you know when we hit that 1 million hour mark."

Howell Tractor and Equipment has been providing around the clock sales, rental, service, and parts support since 1943. Howell’s extensive product line of excavators, shovels, wheel loaders, skid steers, haul trucks, cranes, material handlers, and hydraulic hammers comes from manufacturers such as Allied, Gehl, Kawasaki, Hitachi, Mantis, Moxy, Sennebogen and Terex Lifting.

Howell Tractor is an affiliate of the Chicago-based Lanco Group of Companies, a diverse group specializing in a variety of disciplines from heavy equipment manufacturing, sales, parts, service, and facility operations to event promotions, specialty restroom trailers and worldwide equipment distribution.

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