Cohen employee receives ISRI’s Golden Wrench Award
The Washington-based Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has presented Forrest Matheny of Cohen, Middletown, Ohio, with a Golden Wrench Award for exhibiting outstanding efforts, achievements and contributions during a career in vehicle maintenance that spans more than 25 years.
“Through a strong track record of safety, training background and mentorship of others, Forrest Matheny exemplifies the meaning behind the Golden Wrench Award,” says
Matheny has worked at Cohen since 1993. He serves as a shop supervisor with responsibilities that include all maintenance on the company’s fleet of equipment. In addition, Matheny purchases equipment and supervises a team of mechanics.
“The ISRI Golden Wrench award to me is more than being a great mechanic, it is about being a leader,” says Todd Will, transportation manager for Cohen. “Forrest leads by example with a strong work ethic and for reinforcing core values of respect,
To be considered for the Golden Wrench Award, candidates must be nominated by someone familiar with their work
Additionally, a member company Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) vehicle maintenance performance score cannot exceed 60 percent (CSA Threshold 80 percent) or have a record of CSA intervention letters/alert notices within the past 24 months (in any of the CSA Seven BASICs (Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories).
The award was presented to Matheny at the ISRI2017 convention in New Orleans. In addition to travel to and lodging at the convention, he received a crystal award and a personalized certificate.
ISRI also honored other industry professionals at its annual conference, including Safe Driver of the Year Award and two Lifetime Achievement Awards.