Malco Products, SBC, Earns Governor’s Safety Award For Workplace Safety

Malco receives Meritorious Achievement Award from Minnesota Safety Council for excellence in workplace health and safety.

Malco Products, SBC, was recently honored for its dedication to workplace safety and health with a Meritorious Achievement Award from the Governor’s Safety Awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. Applicants were judged on several years of injury data as it compares with national industry statistics, and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program.

Malco received Meritorious Achievement Award recognition for incident numbers that are better than the industry average for at least three years, and for scoring a 95 on a rigorous 100-point safety program evaluation scale.

Since 1934, the annual Governor’s Safety Awards program has honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. Malco is one of 279 employers to be honored through the 2018 awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council.

“We are proud to be recognized by the Minnesota Safety Council for our dedication to creating a safe, healthy workplace for each of our employee-owners,” said Mardon Quandt, Malco president and CEO. “The innovative, ergonomic tool designs we manufacture also extend Malco’s safety culture to the customer. Malco is committed to developing high-quality, labor-saving tool designs that promote the healthful productivity of the end user. Our tools must not only address an ever-growing variety of work materials but must accommodate a hand-size and strength range that reflects today’s more diverse worker demographics, including increasing numbers of women engaged in the trades.”

“Congratulations to Malco Products, SBC, for helping make life safer inside their organization and beyond,” said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. “We are all safer due to the good work done by Malco.”

Malco is also proud to be certified through the Minnesota Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (MNSHARP) for working with management and employees to develop safety and health programs that go beyond basic compliance with applicable OSHA standards for long-term prevention of job-related injuries and illnesses.

Malco was recently profiled by the Minnesota Safety Council during the council’s 90th anniversary year. Malco has been a member of the Council for over 27 years. View the video profile here:

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About Malco Products, SBC
Malco Products, SBC, based in Annandale, Minnesota, is the nation’s leading manufacturer of high-quality, American-made tools for professional use in the HVAC, exterior remodeling, fence, deck and rail installation, and autobody industries. Backed by more than 68 years of history, Malco manufactures products that are built to last, rigorously tested and backed by a lifetime warranty. Malco is proud to be employee-owned and a Specific Benefit Corporation in the state of Minnesota, a legal designation that indicates that a specific social benefit—employee ownership, keeping jobs local and strengthening communities—is the primary driver of Malco’s business decisions. For more information about Malco Products, SBC, visit

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