DAYTON, Tenn. - La-Z-Boy recently announced that one of its manufacturing facilities has broken the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) safety record. The Dayton, Tennessee facility went over 6.8 million hours without seeing an Occupational Safety and Health Administration recordable lost-time case. The Dayton facility also set the previous record with over 6.4 million hours in 2004.

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IndustryWeek magazine today named the La-Z-Boy Dayton, TN manufacturing facility as one of its 10 Best Plants in North America for 2012. The plant has been named a finalist for the past three years, however, this is the first time the company has received the prestigious recognition.

The Dayton facility was named an IndustryWeek Best Plants recipient in 2012, and received the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. It was also one of the first manufacturing facilities to become certified for Enhancing Furniture’s Environmental Culture (EFEC) through the AHFA. Nearly 1,300 associates are employed at the Dayton location.