Wednesday, September 11, 2021-Maine’s construction industry gathered at the Harraseeket Inn located in Freeport to conduct an annual safety conference. More than 150 contractors attended the meeting to hear the latest in safety statistics and the results of the national safety program that analyzes individual safety records. During the meeting, Rob Simopoulos of Defendify shared with contractors the latest information regarding cybersecurity and the necessary steps to protect their businesses and clients.
Since 1926 the National AGC Safety Awards Program has been an ongoing effort to offer construction firms an opportunity to evaluate their safety records. The program evaluates their safety record with other contractors according to their size and type of construction work performed.
“Celebrating safety achievements is critical to elevating the importance of safety within the industry and the hard work by Maine’s skilled workers to prevent injury and illness. We are also very proud that Maine reached a landmark in 2020 by capturing the lowest incidence rate for the industry when compared to the other states of similar size,” said Board President Will Purington II.
This year the national award winners received recognition at the meeting include the following firms with their division designation;
ABM Mechanical – Associate/Specialty
C.A. Newcomb & Sons – Highway
Cianbro Companies – Federal & Heavy
Dirigo Slipform – Highway
E.S. Boulos Company – Associate/Specialty
Gorham Sand & Gravel Inc. – Highway
Great Falls Construction – Building
H.E. Callahan Construction Company – Building
Hughes Bros., Inc. – Federal & Heavy
Landry/French Construction – Building
Main Line Fence Co., Inc. – Highway
Maine Drilling & Blasting, Inc. – Associate/Specialty
N.S. Giles Foundations, Inc. – Building
Pratt & Sons, Inc. – Highway
R.J. Grondin & Sons – Highway
Scott Construction Corporation – Federal & Heavy
Shaw Brothers Construction, Inc. – Highway
Soderberg Company, Inc. – Highway
Standard Waterproofing, Inc. – Associate/Specialty
The Penobscot Company – Building
Underwood Electric Inc. – Associate/Specialty
In addition to the national award winners, 27 applications are in the three-year process of evaluations. While their data will still be submitted annually to qualify for the program, missing a single year will disqualify the firm from advancing.
“The program is working, we are a competitive industry, and we are leveraging that trait to improve safety continuously. Each year we have more companies participating, and we hope that continued growth enhances safety culture,” Purington stated.
The following companies with their division designations are in the three-year process;
3 Year Submissions
Bancroft Contracting Corporation
Knowles Industrial Services Inc.
Langford & Low, Inc.
Nickerson & O’Day Inc.
Patco Construction, Inc.
Reed & Reed, Inc.
Wyman & Simpson, Inc.
2 Year Submissions
Anthony Mancini Inc.
E.W Littlefield, Inc. & Sons
Eurovia, Northeast Paving
Glidden Excavating & Paving Inc.
Knowles Industrial Services, Inc.
Maine Metal Buildings, Inc.
Phi Builders & Architects
Ray Labbe & Sons, Inc.
Sargent Corporation – Fabrication Shop
Shaw Earthworks Inc.
The Cote Corporation
1 Year Submissions
Aceto & Sons Earthwork, LLC
King Construction Services, Inc.
Mayo Enterprises LLC
MPG Construction LLC
Sargent Electric Company
In 2020 the program analyzed more than 13 million work hours in Maine to determine each applicant’s outcomes and provide Maine with the lowest incident rate. More information on the awards and photos from the night can be viewed online at www.agcmaine.org/nasa.
About AGC Maine
Chartered in 1951, AGC Maine is headquartered in Augusta and has members statewide that include contractors, service providers, suppliers, and developers.