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Colony Brands wins 2017 safety award
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MADISON - Colony Brands of Monroe is one of 12 companies chosen to receive a Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award for 2017.

Wisconsin Safety Council, a provider of safety training and products, and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development honored the companies during the 76th annual Wisconsin Safety and Health Conference at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells on April 17-18, according to a WSC news release.

The winners were chosen based on information they provided on their organization's safety and health leadership, training and implementation programs and employee participation. Their applications also included information on their safety accomplishments and goals. The applications were judged by an independent panel of 30 safety, insurance and human resource professionals, according to the release.

Colony Brands won the award in Category D as a size three company.

The categories are as follows:

n Category A: manufacturing

n Category B: agricultural, forestry, transportation, mining and utilities

n Category C: construction

n Category D: other

The other 11 award winners are: Nucor Cold Finish Wisconsin, Oak Creek, Category A, size one; Gusmer Enterprises Inc., Waupaca, Category A, size two; Husky Energy - Superior Refinery, Superior, Category A, size three; Oshkosh Defense LLC - North Plant, Oshkosh, Category A, size four; Linetec, Wausau, Category A, size five; NextEra Energy Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Two Rivers, Category B, size one; Lakehead Painting Company Inc., Superior, Category C, size one; Bassett Mechanical, Kaukauna, Category C, size two; The Boldt Company, Appleton, Category C, size three; Husky Energy - Superior and Rhinelander Terminals, Superior, Category D, size one; and ITU AbsorbTech, New Berlin, Category D, size two.

The awards program is sponsored by M3 Insurance.