“Striker” earns award for Jomac Canada
Every year, CSMO Textile (Comité sectoriel de maind’oeuvre de l’industrie textile du Quebec) recognizes businesses in the industry that stand out for their skill development, human resource management, productivity or health and safety measures with their Bons coups de l’industrie textile awards. Last week, at the CSMO annual general meeting held in Drummondville, Jomac Canada, of Stansead, received the award for Productivity for a new product: a protective glove especially designed for workers in the oil industry.
“Our client was asking for a glove with more protection for the top of the hands, so we developed the ‘Striker’. It’s important to be innovative in this industry,” commented Jomac Canada’s Human Resources representative, Joanne Labbé. The company began working on the special glove in 2013, having to install a new sewing machine at their plant and train new employees to work the machine. They began providing the glove to their new client near the end of 2013.
“We were happy to get the award – it was thanks to the good work of our employees,” concluded Ms. Labbé.
Seen in the photo taken in Drummondville are (l. to r.) Linda Cyrenne, director CSMO; Alain Cayer, ACCORD Textile;
Joanne Labbé, Jomac Canada; Lise Bonin, Jomac Canada; Christian Carrier, Jomac Canada; and Denis Vigneault, union co-president CSMO Textile..