Indiana Department of Labor Honors Two GPC Employees with 'Everyday Safety Hero' Award

James Farley and Jesse Nesse of Grain Processing Corporation received the 'Everyday Safety Hero' Award for their oustanding commitment to workplace safety excellence. Washington-based GPC Employees Photographed From Left to Right: John Heffernan, E/I Superintendent, James Farley, E/I Tech, Shannon Dalton, Plant Manager, Jesse Neese, Yardmaster, Bryan Englehart, Plant Services Supervisor.

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (March 14, 2024) – Grain Processing Corporation (GPC) employees James Farley and Jesse Neese were recently presented with the ‘Everyday Safety Hero' Award at the annual Governor’s Workplace Safety Awards Luncheon, hosted by the Indiana Department of Labor and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

This award celebrates front-line employees within Hoosier workplaces who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to promoting workplace safety and health excellence.

"We are immensely proud of James and Jesse for their unwavering dedication to our company’s core value of safety,” said Shannon Dalton, Plant Manager at GPC in Washington, Indiana. “This recognition by the Indiana Department of Labor not only underscores the value of their contributions but also highlights GPC’s commitment to upholding the highest standards of safety and well-being for all its team members."

GPC leaders worked to identify individuals who exemplified the criteria for the award. Following a rigorous selection process, James, E/I Tech, and Jesse, Yardmaster, emerged as the standout nominees, earning the distinction of being honored at the state level.

James Farley is an Electrical/Instrumentation Technician at GPC and a charter member of GPC's Safety Leadership Team (SLT). His comprehensive understanding of all plant areas has been invaluable in implementing the “AHA” program for hazard observation and correction. Additionally, James played a key role in introducing a new working procedure to reduce arc flash and electrical risk.

Jesse Neese, the Yard Master at GPC in Washington, IN, oversees rail movement and actively mentors new employees on rail safety. As a charter member of the plant’s SLT, he significantly contributed to coordinating the plant’s Safety Fair in 2023, demonstrating his dedication to workplace safety and the well-being of colleagues.

About Grain Processing Corporation
GPC's primary products include high-purity alcohols, corn starches, maltodextrins, and corn syrup solids. GPC sells to customers that use GPC ingredients for beverage alcohol, food products, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, personal care, and industrial starch applications.

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