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MEMIC honors Watson Inc. for outstanding workplace safety

WEST HAVEN, Conn., July 7, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Watson Inc. received an award for workplace safety from workers' compensation specialist The MEMIC Group. Only nine other employers, out of more than 20,000 MEMIC policyholders, were honored during the MEMIC Annual Meeting of the Policyholders with a recognition award for outstanding safety performance.





Watson Inc. is a third generation family-owned company and leader in developing quality products and ingredient systems for the food and supplement industries with expertise in microencapsulation, agglomeration, micronizing, spray drying, and film technology. "One of the reasons we exist," says President James Watson, "is to provide a better life and opportunities for our people and the families of people that work here, and part of that is providing a safe work environment. So safety is very important to us."

"We are like a family so we look out for each other," says Ronald Chiles, an operator at Watson Food. "You wouldn't want one of your family members to get hurt, so we make sure everyone works safe."

The other workplace safety award winners honored at the Portland Museum of Art during MEMIC's Annual Meeting on Monday, June 13 include:

  • First National Bank of Damariscotta, Maine
  • Giovanni Food Co., Inc. of Syracuse, New York
  • Good Shepherd Food Bank of Auburn, Maine
  • InterMed, P.A. of Portland, Maine
  • Lumbra Hardwoods, Inc. of Milo, Maine
  • Ridgewood Estates, LLC of Madawaska, Maine
  • St. Paul's School of Concord, New Hampshire
  • Ultrafab, Inc. of Farmington, New York
  • WWRD US, LLC of Wall Township, New Jersey

Click here to watch videos of Watson Inc. and the other MEMIC safety award winners.

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About MEMIC

The MEMIC Group includes MEMIC Indemnity Company, MEMIC Casualty Company, and parent company Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Company; all rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best. As a super-regional workers' compensation specialty insurer, The MEMIC Group holds licenses to write workers' compensation in 46 states plus the District of Columbia. The group insures more than 20,000 employers and their estimated 300,000 employees, and holds more than $1 billion in assets. The group maintains offices in Manchester, NH; Glastonbury, CT; Albany, NY; Weehawken, NJ; West Conshohocken, PA; Tysons Corner, VA; and Tampa, FL; in addition to its headquarters in Portland, ME.

About Watson:

Watson is one of the highest quality suppliers of products and services geared towards enhancing human health and nutrition around the world. We are a leader in developing quality products and innovative ingredient systems for the food and supplement industries. Expertise in custom nutrient premixes, microencapsulation, agglomeration, micronizing, spray drying, and film technology allows us to develop unique formulations and products using Watson manufactured value-added ingredients. For more information on Watson, see www.watson-inc.com.

Contacts:
Watson Inc.
Moira Watson, V.P. Marketing & Communications
moira.watson@watson-inc.com
800-388-3481 or (203) 932-3000

Michael Bourque, SVP, External Affairs, MEMIC
207.791.3314 | mbourque@memic.com

Company info:
Watson Foods Co., Inc. DBA Watson Inc.

  • Corporate headquarters: 301 Heffernan Drive, West Haven CT 06516
  • CEO: James T. Watson
  • Website: www.watson-inc.com

Employees: 300

Editor's Note:
Videos and photos of award winner available upon request by emailing obreen@memic.com

Photos accompanying this release are available at:

http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=40766

http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=40767

CONTACT: moira.watson@watson-inc.com

Source:Watson Inc.