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Allen Industries Invests in Employee Growth, Inclusion & Development Initiatives

April 23, 2018

At Allen Industries, we like to think of ourselves not just as a team, but as a family.

In recent years, we’ve been heavily investing in employee growth, inclusion, and development initiatives to strengthen our culture and make Allen a place that everyone is proud to be a part of.

Here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes at some of the events we’ve had going on recently….


Way-to-Go Meeting at Ohio Division

Allen Industries Way-to-Go Meeting April 2018

Pictured from left to right: Scott Markley, John Coss, Sonny Boger, Jeff Chavalia, Tony Hartzell, Brandon Mersing, Shane Penwell and Doug Byrne.

The Ohio division of Allen Industries had their first Way-to-Go meeting on April 18, 2018!

“Way-to-Go is a safety program to recognize above-average performance when it comes to safety,” said Human Resources Manager – Harmon Division Rachel Kalas. “The program provides incentives to employees to comply with safety rules and regulations.  The difference between this program and other programs is that it focuses on the positive aspects of employee safety rather than on the negative.  The program also encourages employee involvement in safety.”

During this meeting, several gift cards were raffled off and given to employees who had embraced the safety-first culture of Allen Industries.

We’re excited to roll out future safety initiatives like these across all of our company!


Harassment and Workplace Violence Training

Attorney Kenneth Carlson

On April 17, 2018, we were pleased to once again have Attorney Kenneth Carlson as our keynote speaker at a training session for managers conducted at our office in Greensboro.

During this training, we discussed federal and state anti-discrimination laws and company policies prohibiting sexual harassment and other forms of unlawful harassment, along with workplace violence policies. Managers were given tools to recognize and prevent harassment and workplace violence and practical guidance on the steps that should be taken to correct it.

Ken is a senior litigator, mediator, and arbitrator whose practice is concentrated in virtually every aspect of employment law. Specific areas of emphasis include discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful discharge; trade secret and unfair competition; drafting employment, confidentiality and noncompetition agreements; wage & hour; and ERISA litigation – with mediation or arbitration in each of those areas constituting most of his practice.  Ken regularly consults with companies about how to avoid legal problems before they occur and frequently conducts training on appropriate management and employee practices in the workplace.

Ken is also a Fellow with the American Bar Foundation and an adjunct professor at the Wake Forest University School of Law, where he teaches courses in advanced trial practice and trade secrets/unfair competition. He is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars and has published numerous articles through the years on various employment law topics.


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