Double win for Liniar at Quanex Annual Awards

Senior Management Team - Quanex Awards

Liniar is delighted to announce it’s been awarded wins in two categories in this year’s annual Quanex Safety & Stakeholder Awards!

Initially nominated in four categories (Safety, Hometown Award, Engagement and the President’s Stakeholder Award), Liniar was proud to discover the UK PVCu systems company had won both the Safety Recognition and Hometown Award.

Liniar’s parent company Quanex Building Products has developed the new annual Awards as a way of recognising the efforts of the all plants and team members around the world that contribute to the success of the Group. The award ceremony was originally intended to be held at Quanex’ Houston, Texas HQ, but the pandemic halted travel plans – so the Leadership team produced a video to announce the nominees and winners instead, which was shared with all 3,800 Quanex employees in April 2021.

Safety Award

The Quanex Safety Award was bestowed upon the Liniar and Avantek teams located at its Cotes Park facility. The teams received a plaque to commemorate the hard work that had been done to ensure the site had achieved an entire year with no recordable incidents.

George Wilson, Quanex CEO and President said, “As everyone knows, safety is the Number One operational priority of everything we do at Quanex. Completing a full year without a single reportable incident – especially during one of the busiest years on record – is a truly amazing achievement. Well done to everyone at the Cotes Park facility!”

Hometown Award

The Hometown Award was presented to the Quanex plant that the Communities Committee felt had done the most for its local community during 2020. Liniar had not only produced and donated thousands of protective visors to key workers during the pandemic, it had managed to increase its usual focus on community activities in 2020, including fundraising for local charities and collecting items for food banks and toys for underprivileged children.

Martin Thurley, Liniar’s Group Managing Director commented, “We’ve always had a strong focus on our local community – and the pandemic made it more important than ever to help those less fortunate than ourselves. We’re delighted to receive this award, and to share the good news with our team by way of a meal celebration, which we’re now arranging.”

The prize also came with a £1,000 donation from Quanex to a charity of Liniar’s choice – and the deserving recipient was chosen by Ollie Marriott, a Design apprentice who had been instrumental in the creation and testing of the Liniar protective visors. Ollie chose Treetops Hospice, a local charity providing nursing care and emotional support for adults and their families.

Quanex Senior Vice President – General Counsel & Secretary Paul Cornett awarded the prize, declaring:

“Congratulations on winning the Quanex Hometown Award for 2020. We had some great nominees this year, but Liniar’s commitment to the community in 2020 was unmatched – and this award was very well-deserved.”

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