June is National Safety Month

Hager Companies believes strongly in life safety, after all that is our business. We take the safety of our employees just as seriously. Tina Williamson our Safety/Environmental Supervisor in our Montgomery, Alabama manufacturing facility, recently ran a Safety by Choice, Not by Chance program.

Everyone has something they live to see or experience. A bucket list so to speak. Whether it’s walking your daughter down the aisle or seeing a Broadway show, we engage in safe behaviors wherever we are so we can live for those moments.

We asked our Montgomery employees to share their stories about why Safety by Choice, Not by Chance is important to them.

First up is Ed Dyling. Ed has been with Hager Companies since 1995. He’s worked in several different positions during his time with us but primarily has been a Secondary Operator. Ed was transferred to our Roton product line when production was moved to our Montgomery facility. He is currently Cell Operator A which means he sets up and operates the equipment, typically with specialty type hinges.


In Ed’s words about why he participates in Safety by Choice, Not by Chance:

“I want to see my granddaughter Isabella, who is currently 3 1/2 years old, graduate from college in 2033. I want to hold her in my arms and applaud with both hands as she walks across the stage to receive her diploma. I want to walk out of the building on two legs with her to celebrate. And if that isn’t enough, I have 7 sisters, 6 brothers, a wife, 2 sons, 33 nieces and nephews, 27 great nieces and nephews, 20 great-great nieces and nephews and 2 more on the way. I live for family reunions (one of which is only three months away) and visiting with friends and co-workers.”

After 20 years Ed has a lot of knowledge about our products, he takes pride in his work and is very safety conscious. He participates in our Safety Program, completes his weekly safety inspections and reports any safety issues to his supervior and our Safety/Environmental Supervisor.

We want Ed to see Isabella graduate from college too and cheer with his family. Thanks for your service Ed and we appreciate that you take safety seriously!