Employees celebrated their accomplishment recently during an all-plant meeting. Significantly, the record comes as the plant just completed its most productive year ever\-generating nearly 18 million megawatthours of electricity while burning nearly 11 million tons of coal.
"Those are impressive numbers, but they're even more impressive with the number 'zero'\-as in 'zero accidents,'" says Labadie Manager David Fox. "Our employees proved last year that you can have both high productivity and an outstanding safety record. We're not doing our jobs unless every employee goes home safely at the end of the day."
As a corporation, St. Louis-based Ameren\-parent company of AmerenUE\-has put becoming an industry leader in safety at the top of its agenda. "Everyone at Ameren can be very proud of Labadie's accomplishment," says Ameren Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President Tom Voss. "We have challenged all of our managers to commit to zero unsafe acts. We always have room for improvement in our safety record, but Labadie has shown that it can be done."
Located in Franklin County, Mo., the 2,415-megawatt plant is Ameren's largest power plant.
With $18 billion in assets, Ameren Corporation, through its affiliates, serves 2.4 million electric and nearly 1 million natural gas customers across 64,000 square miles of Illinois and Missouri.
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