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AGC CONTRACTORS RECOGNIZED FOR SAFETY COMMITMENT AND INNOVATION

March 13, 2008

LAS VEGAS – An unwavering and unmatched commitment to safety has won Barnhart, Inc., San Diego, Calif., the Associated General Contractors of America's (AGC) Construction Safety and Excellence Awards (CSEA) Grand Award. The Grand Award is chosen from CSEA first place winners as the "best of the best" in construction safety excellence.

Other awards were given for various division and occupational categories, including Building Division, Heavy, Specialty Contractor, Municipal Division and Highway Division, and organized by number of work hours, to recognize the companies who have developed and implemented excellent safety and loss prevention programs achieved through management commitment, employee involvement, and program innovation at AGC's 89th Annual Convention in Las Vegas on March 12.

"Safety on the construction site is of utmost importance to AGC and our members," said Stephen E. Sandherr, chief executive officer of AGC. "These awards recognize companies that have built a commitment to safety, occupational health management and risk control."

Program judges included a panel of safety experts, including Richard Wright, chief, safety and occupational health, U.S. Army Corps of engineers; Steven Witt, director, directorate of construction, OSHA; Sherwood Kelly, senior vice president and director of safety management, Willis; Mark Elfrink, manager of construction safety and security, Anheuser Busch; and Pat Conroy, program director, Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists. Finalists gave a five minute presentation on the company's safety program, and then participated in a 10 minute question–and–answer session with judges.

Willis has been the proud sponsor of the AGC Annual Safety Awards breakfast since 1986 and the sponsor of the Construction Safety Excellence Awards since 2000. AGC plays an integral role in advocating for construction safety and is active on numerous Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) committees, the American National Standards Institute Committee on Safety in Construction Demolition Operations and the Committee on Ladder Safety.

First place Construction Safety Excellence Award winners include:

  • Building Division, under 100,000 work hours, GBA Inc General Contractors, Rapid City, S.D.
  • Heavy, under 100,000 work hours, Cycle Construction, Kenner, La.
  • Specialty Contractor, under 100,000 work hours, Reese Electric, Inc., North Bend, Ore.
  • Building Division, 100,001–300,000 work hours, Hunzinger Construction, Brookfield, Wis.
  • Highway Division, 100,001–300,000 work hours, Lafarge West, Denver, Co.
  • Municipal Division, 100,001–300,000 work hours, Glacier Construction, Englewood, Co.
  • Specialty Contractor, 100,001–300,000 work hours, Fred Kinateder Masonry, Inc., Waukesha, Wis.
  • Building Division, 300,001–700,000 work hours, Tarlton Corporation, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Heavy, 300,001–700,000 work hours, Scott Contracting, Henderson, Co.
  • Highway Division, 300,001–700,000 work hours, Hills Materials, Rapid City, S.D.
  • Specialty Contractor, 300,001–700,000 work hours, Seedorf Masonry, Strawberry Point, Iowa
  • Building Division, 700,001–1 million work hours, Barnhart, Inc., San Diego, Calif.
  • Heavy, 700,001–1 million work hours, Kiewit Western Co., Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Highway Division, 700,001–1 million work hours, FCI Constructors, Vista, Calif.
  • Heavy, over 1 million work hours, URS Washington Division, Boise, Idaho
  • Highway Division, over 1 million work hours, Northern Improvement Company, Fargo, N.D.
  • Specialty Contractor, over 1 million work hours, Nooter Construction Company, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Building Division, 1 million–4 million work hours, Gilbane, Providence, R.I.
  • Building Division, over 4 million work hours, Turner Construction, New York, N.Y.

Second place Construction Safety Excellence Award winners include:

  • Building Division, under 100,000 work hours, I.E. Pacific, Inc., San Diego, Calif.
  • Building Division, 100,001–300,000 work hours, Charter Builders, Ltd., Dallas, Texas
  • Highway Division, 100,001–300,000 work hours, Castle Rock Construction, Centennial, Co.
  • Municipal Division, 100,001–300,000 work hours, Erickson–Hall Construction, Escondido, Calif.
  • Specialty Contractor, 100,001–300,000 work hours, Riveria Electric, Littleton, Co.
  • Building Division, 300,001–700,000 work hours, W.S. Bellows Construction Corps., Houston, Texas
  • Heavy, 300,001–700,000 work hours, CDM Constructors, Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Specialty Contractor, 300,001–700,000 work hours, hth Companies, Union, Mo.
  • Building Division, 700,001–1 million work hours, Rudolph/Libbe Inc., Walbridge, Ohio
  • Heavy, 700,001–1 million work hours, Ames Construction Inc.
  • Heavy, over 1 million work hours, Alberici, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Specialty Contractor, over 1 million work hours, Rosendin Electrical, Inc., San Jose, Calif.
  • Building Division, 1 million–4 million work hours, Walbridge, Detroit, Mich.
  • Building Division, over 4 million work hours, Hensel Phleps Construction Co., Greeley, Co.

Third place Construction Safety Excellence Award winners include:

  • Building Division, 100,001–300,000 work hours, Russell Construction Company, Davenport, Iowa
  • Specialty Contractor, 100,001–300,000 work hours, Kirberg Company, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Building Division, 300,001–700,000 work hours, The Korte Company, Highland, Ill.
  • Specialty Contractor, 300,001–700,000 work hours, Long Painting Company, Kent, Wash.
  • Building Division, 700,001–1 million work hours, Linbeck Group, Houston, Texas
  • Heavy, 700,001–1million work hours, Granite Construction Company, Tucson, Ariz.
  • Heavy, over 1 million work hours, PCL Construction, Denver, Co.
  • Specialty Contractor, over 1 million work hours, T.A.S. Commerical, Houston, Texas
  • Building Division, 1 million–4 million work hours, Flintco, Tulsa, Okla.

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the largest and oldest national construction trade association in the United States. AGC represents 33,000 firms, including 7,500 of America's leading general contractors and 12,500 specialty–contracting firms. More than 13,000 service providers and suppliers are associated with AGC through a nationwide network of chapters. Visit the AGC Web site at www.agc.org. AGC members are "Building Your Quality of Life."

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