The organization looks to make safety the #1 issue in America
WINONA, MN – Minnesota-based Miller Ingenuity announced plans to sponsor a North American safety conference in Atlanta, Georgia focused on 5 areas that impact safety in everyday life including rail /transportation safety, human trafficking, Veterans, preparedness and Safe America’s World Safe Initiative.
Titled, 'Training for a Safer North America,' the conference will be held at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta's central business district October 27-28, 2017 with more than 500 people expected to attend from industry, government and non-profit organizations. The conference is yet another step forward in advancing Miller’s shift in company focus toward providing innovative, technologically advanced safety solutions for the rail industry.
"We want to make sure that people have the latest technology that reduces risks, while also helping the next generation learn the kind of behavior that will extend their lives," said Steve Blue, CEO of Miller Ingenuity.
Blue noted that the Safe America Foundation was chosen as Miller Ingenuity's partner for staging this conference because of its reputation in advancing emerging issues.
"When you look at Safe America's track record, it's been on the 'first wave' of improving safety standards," Blue commented. "We selected the Safe America Foundation because it was the organization that helped 150,000 babies receive car seats; taught the Coast Guard new ways to improve water/boating safety; and has worked since 9/11 to advance community and individual safety. Together, we will carve out new ways of integrating safety 24/7 into every person's consciousness in North America."
Safe America Foundation President Len Pagano noted there will be a special reception before the official start of the conference - a kick-off event planned at the College Football Hall of Fame. “We are inviting former NBA Star Kevin Willis and other celebrities and pro athletes for the introduction of two new safety initiatives involving youth and sports,” Pagano said.
Additional partnerships and participation for the conference include UPS, Cox Media Group/WSB-TV and the Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Allstate, WellStar - Atlanta Medical Center, United Distributors, Primerica, Lockheed-Martin, Montlick & Associates, TEGNA/11 Alive, American Express, the YMCA, ROKMOBILE, the Casey Foundation, Dilworth Paxson, the Atlanta Children's Foundation, Dakia Foundation, The Village, Gigi's House, Heritage Cadillac, the Clayton County Police and Aerotropolis.
About Miller Ingenuity
Miller Ingenuity, a manufacturing company based in Winona, MN, is a global supplier of lifesaving, high-technology safety systems and services that surpass rail-safety standards. For more than 65 years, the organization has demonstrated the ability to conceptualize, design, produce and deliver railroad parts that meet the current and emerging needs of the industry.
About the Safe America Foundation
Safe America is a 501 (c) - 3 non-profit begun in 1994. The organization is the country’s leading ‘voice for safety,’ partnering with corporate, governmental, and other non-profits to respond to emerging health and safety issues nationwide.