Janesville Acoustics' North Carolina Plant Sets Safety Record

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Oct. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Janesville Acoustics, a Jason company (Nasdaq:JASN) and a leading global producer of acoustical fiber insulation and molded fiber and die-cut products, is pleased to announce that its Old Fort, North Carolina plant has surpassed more than 1 million work hours without a lost-time injury. This represents a new record among the organization's seven worldwide manufacturing facilities.

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) defines a lost-time injury as one that causes at least a single full-day work absence. The last time the Old Fort plant experienced such an event was more than two years ago. Plant manager Roy Heeralall attributes that to a cultural emphasis on safety.

"A key part of accomplishing this milestone is the 'buddy system' that we utilize, which pairs seasoned employees with newer ones and requires these teams to continuously watch out for one another," said Heeralall. "Our employees are excited about this accomplishment and have already set their sites on reaching 2 million hours."

"Safety is the top priority at each of our facilities," added David Cataldi, president of Janesville Acoustics. "While we have developed effective protocols and guidelines intended to minimize the risk of injury, our employees should be commended for their commitment to implementing them so effectively."

Janesville Acoustics' Old Fort plant was established in 1988 and employs 220 men and women.

About Janesville Acoustics

Janesville Acoustics is a leading global producer of acoustical fiber insulation and molded fiber and die-cut products. A Tier I and Tier II supplier to the automotive and transportation industry worldwide, the company is the recipient of numerous "outstanding supplier" awards from the automotive manufacturers with which the company does business and the industry at-large.

Founded in 1875, Janesville Acoustics is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, with manufacturing plants and satellite offices in Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Germany and Mexico. For more information about Janesville Acoustics, visit www.janesvilleacoustics.com.

Jason Industries, Inc.

Jason Industries, Inc. is parent company to a global family of manufacturing leaders within the seating, finishing, components and automotive acoustics markets, including Assembled Products (Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Janesville Acoustics (Southfield, Mich.), Metalex (Libertyville, Ill.), Milsco (Milwaukee, Wisc.), Osborn (Richmond, Indiana and Burgwald, Germany) and Sealeze (Richmond, Va.). All Jason companies utilize the Jason Business System, a collaborative manufacturing strategy applicable to a diverse group of companies that includes business principles and processes to ensure best-in-class returns and collective strength.

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Jason employs more than 4,000 individuals in 15 countries. Shares in the company's stock are traded on NASDAQ, ticker symbol: JASN. To learn more, visit www.jasoninc.com.

CONTACT: For more information, contact: Stacey Stark 414.248.3626 sstark@jasoninc.com

Source:Jason Industries Inc.