GreenWood, Inc. reaches 6 million safe hours at Merck

January 24, 2023

GreenWood, Inc., an integrated operations, maintenance, and construction solutions provider, celebrated reaching 6 million safe work hours without a lost time event at their Merck project site in Elkton, Virginia. This significant milestone was achieved from a continuous work relationship between GreenWood and Merck that extends more than 3 decades. Throughout this time, the GreenWood team has consistently performed various construction related services with zero lost time injuries. This Merck location produces vaccines in a facility covering more than one million square feet and has been operational for over 70 years.

Through GreenWood’s “Always Aware” safety program, safe work practices are emphasized for employee teams and individuals at all times. Every day begins with a focus on safety and every team member upholds the high standard of performing work safely. GreenWood’s safety program seamlessly integrates into the Merck safety standards where prevention of incidents, injuries, and illnesses is an ongoing priority.

“Our relationship with Merck is strong and healthy,” says Kevin Crittendon, President of GreenWood. “We perform safe work because our team puts safety first. That is how it has been from the very beginning over thirty years ago and that is how we will continue to do our jobs. It’s a privilege to have this kind of relationship with a company like Merck and it’s exciting to bring our teams together to celebrate these important safety accomplishments.”


About GreenWood, Inc.

GreenWood provides integrated maintenance, operations and construction solutions designed to extend the life of critical assets, influence operational efficiencies, and deliver bottom line improvements for plants and facilities throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. We operate under a “Customer-Centered” philosophy where safety performance is always first and our flexibility to respond to customer needs is an ongoing priority as it has been for over 30 years. GreenWood, Inc. is certified as a women-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). For more information, visit

About Merck

At Merck, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, we are unified around our purpose: We use the power of leading-edge science to save and improve lives around the world. For more than 130 years, we have brought hope to humanity through the development of important medicines and vaccines. We aspire to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company in the world – and today, we are at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions that advance the prevention and treatment of diseases in people and animals. We foster a diverse and inclusive global workforce and operate responsibly every day to enable a safe, sustainable and healthy future for all people and communities. For more information, visit