ABC Greater Michigan Chapter held its annual awards presentation event on Thursday, September 13th at the Kellogg Center, downtown Lansing.
The evening kicked off with a rousing keynote speech by Michigan Lieutenant Governor candidate Lisa Postumous Lyons! Mrs Lyons who had recently lost her family home to a fire reminded the audience about the importance of elections and staying engaged and her presence was a great example of that!
The chapter was proud to announce the member companies that won the 2018 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:
BC Construction Group
Fisher Sand & Gravel
Three Rivers Corporation
Valley Electrical Contractors
Bay Aggregate, Inc.
Central Concrete Products
Great Lakes Bay Construction
Pleune Service Company
Answer Heating & Cooling
J.E. Johnson, Inc.
Joseph M. Day Co.
The Tancor Corporation
Consolidated Electrical Contractors
United Electrical Contractors
Albin Hengesbach Custom Cabinetry
Greener Energy Co.
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 2018 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 member companies do. Projects were submitted this year in a variety of categories. The following companies were awarded:
Addition/Renovation – Under $1 Million
Wolgast Corporation – Northland Area Federal Credit Union
Addition/Renovation - $1-$5 Million We had 6 submissions scored by ABC National judges and this year 2 projects scored identical points! The winners were…
Three Rivers Corporation – West Midland Family Center
Wolgast Corporation – Project: Alma College Dow Digital Science building
Niles Plant Services – Mackinaw Bridge
Electrical – Commercial
Consolidated Electrical Contractors – Project: The Homes at Rivers Edge & Linear Restaurant
The 2018 “Pete Crawford Memorial” Safety Leader of the Year award was presented to Roger Covin, Safety Director for Valley Electrical Contractors.
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!