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La-Z-Boy Recognized for Safety Performance

MONROE, Mich., Sept. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- La-Z-Boy Incorporated (LZB) announced it was the recipient of the Corporate Culture of Safety Award for the third consecutive year at the National Safety Council’s National Awards Celebration held in San Diego last week.  The award honors corporations who foster a creative and collaborative culture to enhance safety performance and obtain a competitive advantage.

Darrell Edwards, Chief Operating Officer of La-Z-Boy Incorporated, who was on site to receive the prestigious award, said: “Safety is of paramount importance to our organization, and we work to ensure our employees arrive home each day in the same condition in which they arrived to work in the morning.  Safety is an outcome of our focus on operational excellence and by placing people at the center of our supply chain processes, we are able to provide a safe and productive work environment. Our Dayton, Tennessee facility has been a standout across the organization, registering more than 17 million hours without a lost-time incident, a U.S. furniture industry record, in addition to our Neosho, Missouri plant achieving 10.5 million hours without a lost-time incident.”

At the event, La-Z-Boy also won the Occupational Excellence Achievement Award as well as the Safety Leadership Award for multiple locations across the company.

Tim McCurry, Director of Environmental, Health and Safety, said, “We are honored to be recognized again for our commitment to the well-being of our employees.  These awards are a testament to the hard work of our employees and leadership team to reduce risk throughout the organization. La-Z-Boy is proud to be part of the National Safety Council and support its mission to eliminate preventable deaths in our lifetime.”

La-Z-Boy Background Information

La-Z-Boy Incorporated is one of the world’s leading residential furniture producers, marketing furniture for every room of the home. The La-Z-Boy Upholstery segment companies are England and La-Z-Boy. The Casegoods segment consists of three brands: American Drew®, Hammary®, and Kincaid®. The company-owned Retail segment includes 155 of the 352 La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries® stores.  Joybird is an e-commerce retailer and manufacturer of upholstered furniture.

The corporation’s branded distribution network is dedicated to selling La-Z-Boy Incorporated products and brands, and includes 352 stand-alone La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries® stores and 554 independent Comfort Studio® locations, in addition to in-store gallery programs for the company’s Kincaid and England operating units. Additional information is available at http://www.la-z-boy.com/.

About the National Safety Council

The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.  Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact.

Contact:   Kathy Liebmann   (734) 241-2438   kathy.liebmann@la-z-boy.com