For Immediate Release
Contact: Matt Marks
Twelve Maine Companies Recognized for Safety
2,100 Companies Nationwide Competed for Awards
July 7, 2009 Augusta, Maine- Since 1926, the National Associated General Contractor’s Safety Awards (NASA) program has been an ongoing effort to offer AGC members an opportunity to evaluate their safety record. Associated General Contractors of Maine celebrated Maine winners by hosting a cookout at the Portland Sea Dogs Tuesday night. Although the game was rained out it did not dampen spirits for those selected for the national awards.
“AGC Maine is proud of the safety records of member companies and will continue supporting their goals with training & education” stated AGC Maine President Mark Bancroft.
With 2,100 companies across the country competing Maine Construction Firms secured thirteen awards for twelve companies. Obtaining an award is no easy feat even for the best safety practices. NASA compares a member’s safety record with other AGC members according to the member size and construction type.
AGC members must have participated in the National AGC Safety Awards Program for three consecutive years in order to be eligible for an award. The companies are separated by division, Specialty Contractors, Highway, Building, and Heavy Industrial.
Each division separates the achievement by the number of hours without incident with 10,000-50,000 hours and 50,000 and more hours worked without incident.
AGC Maine provides safety training and education throughout the year to members companies and work to celebrate accomplishments in workplace safety.
Under 50,000 hours with zero incidents:
C.A. Newcombe & Sons Fence, Pratt & Sons.
Jack A. Shaw & Sons, The Penobscot Company
Zero Incidents with over 50,000 hours worked:
A. H. Grover Inc., Main Line Fence, CPM Constructors,
H.E. Callahan Construction, Langford & Low, Inc.,
Nickerson & O’Day, R. J. Grondin & Sons,
Knowles Industrial Services
R.J. Grondin & Sons of Gorham is on pace to set a new record reached since reaching 800,000 hours of work without a lost time injury in May of this year. This achievement spans over two and one half years of work and occurs during their 50th anniversary in the construction business.
Chartered in 1951, Associated General Contractors of Maine is the state’s largest construction industry trade association. The Association maintains an office in Augusta and has 275 members statewide. Member companies include general contractors, sub-contractors, and service and supply providers.