Midland, Michigan, August 2017 –ABC Greater Michigan Chapter will hold its annual award presentation event beginning at 6pm on Thursday, September 7th at the H Hotel, downtown Midland. The chapter is 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:

Diamond
Alloy Construction
Blasy Electric
Lake Painting
RCL Construction
Three Rivers Corporation
Valley Electrical Contractors

Platinum
G.E. Insulation
Greener Energy Co.
Pleune Service Company
United Electrical Contractors
Windemuller Electric

Gold
American Plumbing
Answer Heating & Cooling
Bay Aggregate
Central Concrete Products
Fisher Contracting
Fisher Sand & Gravel
Great Lakes Bay Construction
J.E. Johnson, Inc.
Magnum Construction
Pyramid Control
Sugar Construction
The Tancor Corporation
Tradesmen International
Wolgast Corporation

Silver
A/C Electric
Consolidated Electrical Contractors
Joseph M. Day Company

Bronze
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).

In addition to the STEP award presentation the 2017 ABC/GMC Pete Crawford Memorial Safety Leader of the Year Award will be presented!

NEW to the event in 2016 were the Excellence In Construction (EIC) award presentations. 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.

  • New Construction Under $1 Million
  • New Construction Over $10 Million
  • Addition/Renovation Under $1 Million
  • New Construction $1-5 Million
  • Electrical
The evening will wrap up with keynote speaker, James R. Fitterling, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Dow Chemical Company. As a member of Dow’s most senior leadership, Fitterling has played a key role in developing and executing Dow’s strategy to invest in a market-driven portfolio of advantaged and technology-enabled businesses that create value for our shareholders and customers.

We look forward to honoring 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.