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Elkay Manufacturing limits itself neither in the production of its ever-expanding spate of products for homes and businesses—nor in the protective measures it takes on behalf of its thousands of workers in the U.S. and abroad.

In business since 1920, Elkay has produced sinks since its humble beginnings as a two-man operation on the north side of Chicago. The company, now based in Oak Brook, Ill., later expanded to manufacture faucets, water coolers and fountains, and in 1993 it added a cabinetry division and has broadened into water-filtration products.

Today, Elkay employs more than 3,500 people in 16 production plants and distribution centers located throughout the U.S., Mexico and China. With that many employees, and in so many disparate locations worldwide, managing its Workers’ Comp program very closely becomes paramount.

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Shawn Moynihan

Shawn Moynihan is Editor-in-Chief of National Underwriter Property & Casualty. A St. John’s University alum, Moynihan has earned 11 Jesse H. Neal Awards, the Pulitzers of the business press; seven Azbee Awards, from the American Society of Business Press Editors; two Folio Awards; and a SABEW award, from the Society of American Business Editors & Writers. Prior to joining ALM, he served as Managing Editor/Online Editor of journalism institution Editor & Publisher, the trade bible of the newspaper industry. Moynihan also has held editorial positions with AOL, Metro New York, and Newhouse Newspapers. He can be reached at [email protected]

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