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Mattawa truck manufacturer rewards employee for COVID vaccination

Gincor Werx held draw to encourage workers to be vaccinated
Gincor Werx is headquartered in Mattawa, east of North Bayh. (Supplied photo/Gincor Werx)

One Gincor Werx employee got a little something extra in their paycheque this week, all thanks to getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Lysanne Lemay, an employee at the truck manufacturer's Mattawa location, was declared the winner of a company-wide draw for $10,000, which was offered as an incentive to encourage employees to get their COVID vaccinations.

The company announced the winner following a randomized online raffle on Oct. 26.

Luc Stang, Gincor’s president and CEO, noted that the contest was set up to encourage more employees to be vaccinated through the early fall.

“Thank you all for having gotten your covid vaccination shots, all those that participated in this contest, and I encourage you to continue encouraging others to get their COVID vaccine,” Stang said in a prerecorded video.

“This country and our fellow countrymen will be safer off, as well as our teammates at work, and within our own families, the more of us that get vaccinated and knock this pandemic out of the park.”

Gincor Werx employs approximately 250 people across divisions. Stang did not indicate how many employees have been vaccinated.

Founded in 1978, Gincor Werx manufactures vocational and specialized trailers for use in construction, municipal, and other industries. The company operates seven facilities, occupying 378,000 square feet of manufacturing space, including 55 installation bays and 18 service bays.

The company regularly appears on the national lists of Canada’s Top-Growing Companies and Great Places to Work, which are selected according to a list of predetermined criteria.