2023 Safety Banquet
February 1st, 2024
On Thursday, February 1st, 2024 we held our 2023 Safety Banquet at the Farmville Depot. We hold this banquet yearly to celebrate our safety record from the previous year. As seen in the pictures below, each employee is able to bring a guest to join in on the celebration. The night consisted of dinner, a guest speaker, safety presentations, safety awards, service awards, door prizes, and 2 grand prizes!
Our guest speaker for the night was Patrick Rhyne. Patrick is the Safety Management Operations Manager with Selective Insurance. He has been with selective for 25 years, is a native to Charlotte, NC and graduated from Appalachian State University. Patrick gave a wonderful safety presentation focusing on the elements of a good safety culture.
At every Safety Banquet we celebrate each employees safety record by giving them cash bonuses for each year they have worked safe. This year between the 22 employees eligible for safety awards(office employees are not eligible) there was $12,750 in safety bonuses given out, ranging from $150 to $1,000 per person! These yearly bonuses are just one of many incentives we give our employees to work safe.
The Safety Banquet is also our time to celebrate employee’s years of service with the company. We celebrate employees after they complete their first year with the company and then every five years after that. This year we celebrated 5 years for Chris Cruz, Geraldine Edwards, and Josh Sweezy(They each received a Farrior and Sons jacket and a certificate); 40 years for Pete Vick(He received a new home security system and a certificate)!
Another way to show our appreciation for our employees safety record is door prizes! Every employee is eligible to win 1 of the 17 door prizes. The night is always capped off with the drawing for our grand prize. This year we had two grand prizes. The first being a Samsung TV won by Bryan Pearsall! The ultimate grand prize was a 4-night Cruise for you and a guest, which included the cost of the cruise, 1.5 days of paid vacation, and $500 for any expenses incurred on the trip! This was won by Santos Coreas!