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Tufco Reaches One Million Hours Without A Lost Time Accident

Press release from the issuing company

GREEN BAY, WI (April 28, 2003)--Tufco Technologies, Inc. today announced that on April 9, 2003 it had achieved one million hours without a lost time accident or injury at its Green Bay manufacturing operation. This significant milestone was accomplished over almost two complete years. During this period the company has reduced its overall injury rate by more than ninety percent from the previous five years, resulting in a large reduction in medical costs and insurance premiums during this stretch. To reach this prestigious safety milestone Tufco associates have changed the safety culture at the facility. Associates work together in a self-directed team atmosphere where they are encouraged to make safety the top priority in the work they do. Tufco has a strong working relationship in proactive safety prevention efforts with its insurance carrier, Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group, promoting a Zero Accident Culture. The Green Bay operation was one of the winners of the 2002 Wisconsin Corporate Safety award and has finished as a finalist again this year. Tufco, headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, has manufacturing operations in Wisconsin and North Carolina and is a leading provider of diversified contract manufacturing solutions specializing in wet and dry non-woven manufacturing and specialty printing services from its Green Bay location.