ARCHBOLD, Ohio – Sauder Woodworking was fined $19,918 after inspectors found three “serious” violations.

The citations said the area around a stainless steel roller where it meets a second rubber roller to coat wooden panels was not properly guarded and exposed employees to rotating parts, flying chips, and sparks. Also, a citation said the machine was not properly cut off from power prior to cleaning.

Sauder Woodworking Co. is one of largest producers of ready-to-assemble furniture in North America. It’s also one of the top five residential furniture manufacturers in the U.S.

Sauder President Kevin Sauder was a Wood Industry Market Leader.