Schiller Grounds Care Achieves Safety Milestone


Reaches Four Million Man-Hours without Time Loss Injury, Receives Liberty Mutual Silver Award


Schiller Grounds Care, Inc., manufacturer of BOB-CAT, Bunton, Classen, Little Wonder, Mantis, Ryan and Steiner brand outdoor power equipment, recently achieved a remarkable workplace safety milestone in its Johnson Creek, Wisconsin facility, reaching four million (4,000,000) man-hours without a lost time injury.To better appreciate the significance of such an accomplishment; it took the dedication of every employee of the Johnson Creek, Wisconsin facility just under twelve years to work four million hours; to do so without a single lost time injury is an extraordinarily rare accomplishment. So rare in fact, the Liberty Mutual Group awarded Schiller it’s Silver Safety Excellence Award for safety excellence in the workplace.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment, and I am proud of everyone on the team, as it truly is a team effort”, states Pat Cappucci, President and COO of Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. “There is no way that we could have accomplished this without every single person chipping in to make safety a priority in the workplace. Even more significant, this award is evidence that our team takes personal pride in operating in a safe, clean and organized environment. This is ultimately reflected in the quality of the products produced, which are among the best products produced globally in our industry”, concluded Cappucci.

Schiller supports a safety-first workplace environment. Compliance to the safety management system is the minimal requirement. Through the implementation of sound industry practices and the inclusion of pertinent elements of industry supporting programs such as; Lean Manufacturing, ISO, 5S and others throughout the years, Schiller has created a proactive safety environment where employees are encouraged to, and do participate in being safety conscious.

Key elements of Schiller’s safety program are (1) Near Miss, where employees identify leading indicators by documenting incident potential in the workplace, (2) Production lines are ergonomic by design with jigs, hoists, and lift tables utilized to eliminate potential injuries, (3) Daily ergonomic exercise program for all employees and (4) Schiller’s rigorous Safety Audit Program requires management and employees to work together to find solutions and create guidelines instrumental in creating and maintaining a safe workplace environment.

Facility functionality is important in creating a safe manufacturing work environment. However, it’s managements commitment combined with employee passion for a safe work environment that have made Schiller’s Johnson Creek, Wisconsin facility lost time injury free for four million man-hours and counting. To learn more about Schiller Grounds Care and its family of brands, visit ###

Award Placard Inscription:

With our policyholders we are engaged in a great mutual enterprise.  It is great because it seeks to prevent crippling injuries and death by removing the causes of home, highway and work accidents. It is great because it deals in the relief of pain and sorrow and fear and loss.  It is great because it works to preserve and protect the things people earn and build and own and cherish.  Its true greatness will be measured by our power to help people live safer, more secure lives. Liberty Mutual Group proudly recognizes the employees of Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. for Exceptional Safety Performance in the completion of zero lost time injuries from the period of May, 2000 to January 2012 and a DART rate at least 60% better than associated BLS rate (2010) May, 2000 – January, 2012. Mark C. Touhey Sr. Vice President and General Manager Loss Control Advisory Services

About Schiller Grounds Care

Schiller Grounds Care creates and sells some of the most trusted brands in the green industry; BOB-CAT, Bunton, Classen, Little Wonder, Mantis, Ryan and Steiner – brands that have been serving landscape professionals and Do-It-Yourselfers for over a century. Schiller Grounds Care is based out of Southampton, PA and operates two additional manufacturing facilities in Johnson Creek, WI and Norfolk, NE. To learn more about Schiller Grounds Care and its various brands of power equipment, visit End – Media Contact: Linda Beattie Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. 1028 Street Road Southampton, PA 18966 Ph: 215-357-5110 x1423 Email: