Midland, Michigan, September 2017
–ABC Greater Michigan Chapter held its annual award presentation event on Thursday, September 7th at the H Hotel, downtown Midland. The chapter was proud to announce the member companies that won the 2017 Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Awards. STEP recognizes ABC member companies who consistently excel in the field of safety, but more importantly it provides an evaluation tool to help identify areas to improve a company’s safety program.
The following ABC Greater Michigan Chapter member companies received awards in the following categories:
Three Rivers Corporation
Valley Electrical Contractors
Greener Energy Co.
Pleune Service Company
United Electrical Contractors
Answer Heating & Cooling
Central Concrete Products
Fisher Sand & Gravel
Great Lakes Bay Construction
J.E. Johnson, Inc.
The Tancor Corporation
Consolidated Electrical Contractors
Joseph M. Day Company
Albin Hengesbach Custom Cabinetry
The highest honor recognizing a safety program that demonstrates the highest commitment is the diamond-level. These companies must have an incident rate at least 50% below the National Bureau of Labor Statistics average in their particular NAICS code for the current year and each of the past two consecutive years and have an EMR (or “mod factor”) at or below 0.700 (0.800 for companies under 100 employees).
The 2017 Excellence In Construction (EIC) awards were also presented at the evening’s event. A staple for chapters across the country, EIC recognizes the outstanding projects, craftsmanship and work that that member companies do. Projects were again this year submitted in a variety of categories. The following companies were awarded:
New Construction Under $1 Million
Wolgast Corporation – Project: Flint YMCA Yurts
New Construction Over $10 Million
Three Rivers Corporation – Project: MidMichigan Health Mt. Pleasant
Addition/Renovation Under $1 Million
Three Rivers Corporation – Project: Helping Hands Dental
New Construction $1-5 Million
Wolgast Corporation – Project: Forward Energy
Consolidated Electrical Contractors – Project: The Outfields
The 2017 “Pete Crawford Memorial” Safety Leader of the Year
award was presented to The Dow Chemical Company Vice President of Operations Canada and USA North and Site Director Michigan Operations, Rich Wells
. Rich is a fitting recipient as he has championed the safety movement in the construction industry in the Great
Lakes Bay Region.
The evening wrapped up with keynote speaker, James R. Fitterling, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Dow Chemical Company.
It is an honor to recognize all of the individuals and companies for their outstanding leadership, safety practices and construction work that make our region great!
Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) is a national trade association with 22,000 members representing more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 72 chapters help members win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work. You can learn about ABC National at www.abc.org. ABC Greater Michigan Chapter serves a membership spanning 23 counties. ABC/GMC provides craft and professional education, up-to-date industry communication, legislative representation, as well as affinity programs and packages. For more information
contact us at 989.832.8879 or www.abcgmc.org.