CLARK Material Handling Company Earns 2020 KEMI Destiny Award for Workplace Safety

Lexington, KY – CLARK Material Handling Company, a top-ten global manufacturer of forklift trucks and spare parts, has earned the 2020 Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance (KEMI) Destiny Award, in recognition of the safety measures CLARK has in place to ensure workplace safety for all employees.

The Destiny Awards are presented annually by KEMI to policyholders that best exemplify KEMI’s motto, “Control your own destiny.” The awards symbolize what can be accomplished when organizations work together to improve workplace safety. Policyholders who earn the KEMI Destiny Award effectively demonstrate the ability to manage a formal safety program, provide on-site training and regular safety meetings and display an ongoing commitment to safety from all levels in the company.

This is the seventh time CLARK has earned this award, which was awarded to 28 companies out of the over 24,000 members of KEMI.

April Milby, Safety Coordinator at CLARK Material Handling, said, “At CLARK, we believe in a ‘See Something, Say Something’ approach to safety. We encourage all employees to play an active role in ensuring CLARK maintains strict safety standards and empower them to speak up about potential safety hazards before they become dangerous. We are honored to receive the KEMI Destiny Award for the seventh time in 2020.”

President and CEO Dennis Lawrence added, “This award is a great recognition of the efforts of all CLARK team members to create a safe place for employees to work every day.”

In a statement published on KEMI’s website, Jon Stewart, President and CEO of KEMI, added, “We are extremely proud to recognize these 28 organizations for their commitment to workplace safety. These policyholders have exemplified their commitment to safety by partnering with KEMI to control their workers’ compensation cost, and most importantly working to ensure the safety and well-being of every one of their employees.”

About CLARK Material Handling Company (

Located in Lexington, Kentucky, CLARK Material Handling Company has been an industry leader since its production of the first gasoline powered material handling truck in 1917.  CLARK has over 550 locations worldwide with dealer representation in more than 80 countries.  The CLARK product line offers a full range of I.C. and Electric trucks for diverse applications and designed to meet the wide and varying needs of our customers.

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