Cobalt Boats announced that last year it compiled more than 1 million hours worked without a lost-time injury. Cobalt’s approximately 700 employees in Neodesha, Kan., reached the milestone just before Christmas.
To mark the event, Cobalt hosted its workforce at a barbecue luncheon Feb. 18, led by Cobalt president Shane Stanfill and Malibu Boats CEO Jack Springer. (Malibu bought Cobalt in 2017.)
“It’s my pleasure to recognize the high level of capability and safety awareness that Cobalt’s employees bring to their jobs each day, and I was gratified to be able to join the entire team and celebrate this historic event,” Springer said in a statement. “The safety of our people is our core value, and this achievement demonstrates the high standards that Cobalt puts into every aspect of their boats and their business.”
“I echo Jack’s comments and want to add how proud I am of every one of our teammates, who continue to embody the long-standing Cobalt traditions of outstanding craftsmanship, pride of workmanship and a high level of commitment to each other, as shown by this impressive achievement,” Stanfill said.
Cobalt’s injury rate dropped to its lowest level ever during the 2019 streak, while employment reached an all-time high.