This past May, a medical emergency occurred in the Lou-Rich North Plant facility. When faced with this unexpected event, Lou-Rich team members rose to the occasion, demonstrating their quick response, knowledge, and compassion, ultimately saving a life.

About the North Plant

The Lou-Rich North Plant is one of three separate Lou-Rich facilities located in Southern MN. This facility specializes in fabricating spray tubes for a well-known agricultural equipment organization, as well as a few other large-scale projects. With less than 15  team members working in this shop, the North Plant is a tight-knit group with a strong sense of camaraderie.

So, when a medical emergency occurred in their facility, it wasn’t a surprise when the team jumped into action, administering life-saving measures until professional help arrived.

Recognizing the North Plant Team

In recognition of their heroic response, the Lou-Rich North Plant team gathered for a special employee lunch. During the event, a plaque was presented to them, honoring their remarkable efforts. The plaque read, “In recognition of the employee-owners, whose swift reaction and selfless efforts saved the life of a fellow coworker on May 1st, 2023. Your actions serve as a shining example of teamwork and compassion.”

“Safety is a core value at Lou-Rich. We prioritize the well-being of our employees and create a culture that emphasizes awareness, preparedness, and proactive measures. In the face of an unexpected medical emergency, the outstanding capabilities of our team members were demonstrated. They knew exactly what to do, and their actions made all the difference,” stated Ryan Martens Environmental Safety & Security Manager.

Thank You to Our Team & First Responders

We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to every team member who assisted during this medical emergency. Your dedication and courage are an inspiration to us all. Additionally, we express our gratitude to the first responders who arrived promptly to provide professional medical care.