Local Contractors Recognized for Outstanding Safety Performance

Contact: Kristi Pronovost
Director of Marketing & Communications
(717) 653-8106 | kristi@abckeystone.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 16, 2020

(MANHEIM, Pa.) The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced the recipients of its 2020 Safety Training & Evaluation Process (STEP) Awards and recognized its 2020 OSHA Partners on Tuesday, September 15, in celebration of National Safety Week. Representatives from several ABC Keystone member companies virtually attended the ABC Keystone Safety Awards presented by Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC and had the opportunity to hear directly from Dale Glacken, Compliance Assistance Specialist – Harrisburg Area Office, OSHA.

Associated Builders and Contractors is pleased to recognize this prestigious group of Pennsylvania contractors for their commitment to ABC’s high safety standards,” said ABC Keystone Chapter’s President-CEO, G. David Sload. “ABC’s goal is to send every construction industry employee home in the same—or better—condition than which they arrived, and we applaud the company-wide commitment to jobsite safety made by each of these award-winning member companies.”

The anchor of ABC’s Safety Awards program is a national model called STEP (Safety Training & Evaluation Process). STEP is a safety benchmarking and improvement tool that dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry participants regardless of company size or type of work. The goal of the program is to provide an organized approach to analyze and further develop a company’s safety and loss prevention. Participating companies score their level of achievement for each component on a weighted point scale and document their incident rates (Total Recordable Incident Rate-TRIR and Experience Modification Rate-EMR). Companies receive a recognition level of Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze or Participant based on this data. The STEP process is the only such program in the country that provides companies a structured approach to benchmark and improve their safety efforts.


The 2020 STEP Award recipients are as follows:

Diamond (highest level of achievement):
Wagman Construction, Inc. (York)

Platinum:
CB Construction Services, Inc. (Dillsburg)
Genesis Corporation (New Freedom)
Houck Services, Inc. (Harrisburg)
Quandel Enterprises, Inc. (Harrisburg)
Wickersham Construction and Engineering, Inc. (Lancaster)

Gold:
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. (Brownstown)
CLARK, Inc. (Paradise)
Commonwealth Fire Protection Co. (Leola)
Conewago Enterprises, Inc. (Hanover)
Frey Lutz Corp. (Lancaster)
Garrety Glass, Inc. (Dallastown)
C.M. High, Inc. (Myerstown)
Keystruct Construction, LLC (York)
Leo Kob Co., Inc. (Elizabethtown)
Mowery (Mechanicsburg)
Quality Buildings LLC (Lancaster)
Paul Risk Construction (Quarryville)
EG Stoltzfus Construction, LLC (Lancaster)
Triangle Refrigeration Co. (Leola)
Tri-Boro Construction Supplies, Inc. (Dallastown)
Wohlsen Construction Company (Lancaster)

Silver: 
CCS Building Group (Willow Street)
DenTech Industrial (Denver)
DeRock Electric Company (Carlisle)
Eisenhart Crane Service, LLC (York)
John E. Fullerton, Inc. (Elizabethtown)
Arthur Funk & Sons, Inc. (Lebanon)
D.E. Gemmill, Inc. (Red Lion)
High Construction Company (Lancaster)
Johnston Construction Company (Dover)
Kinsley Construction, Inc. (York)
Meadow Valley Electric, Inc. (Ephrata)
Paramount Contracting, Inc. (Lancaster)
Poole Anderson Construction, LLC (Harrisburg)
Power Component Systems, Inc. (Camp Hill)
Smucker Company (Leola)
Vision Mechanical, Inc. (Reading)
Warfel Construction Company (East Petersburg)
White Rose Interiors, LLC (York)

Bronze:
Associated Products Services, Inc. (Mechanicsburg)
B&B Integrations (Lancaster)
Bertolet Construction Corporation (Wernersville)
C Mechanical Services (Lancaster)
Conewago Manufacturing, LLC (Hanover)
James Craft & Son, Inc. (Manchester)
Cyprium Solutions, Inc. (East Petersburg)
Dolan Construction Inc. (Reading)
Double D Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc. (York)
ESCO Security (Ephrata)
J.D. Eckman, Inc. (Atglen)
Flyway Excavating, Inc. (Mount Joy)
Galbraith/Pre-Design, Inc. (Carlisle)
Hursh Painting Co., Inc. (Brownstown)
B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc. (Manheim)
Legacy Electrical Services, Inc. (Manheim)
Pincus Elevator Company, Inc. (West Chester)
M. Potteiger, Inc. (York)
S & S Structures, Inc. (Fleetwood)
Speedwell Construction, Inc. (Manheim)
Stuebner, Inc. (Reading)
The Tuckey Companies (Carlisle)
Wenrich Painting, Inc. (Ephrata)
H.L. Wiker, Inc. (Lancaster)
The Witmer Group (Mount Joy)

Also recognized during the event were the 2020 OSHA Partners. The 2016-2021 OSHA Strategic Partnership Agreement between Associated Builders and Contractors – Keystone Chapter, the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration – Harrisburg Area Office, and the PA/OSHA Consultation Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is designed to recognize “the importance of providing a safe and healthful work environment for those employees working in Pennsylvania. Implementation of the agreement is expected to result in an improved awareness of safety hazards and concerns at construction sites and decreased injuries, illnesses and fatalities for partnering employers with a resultant decrease in worker compensation costs as well as other direct or indirect costs of accidents.” (www.OSHA.gov)

The 2020 OSHA Partners are as follows:
Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. (Brownstown)
Frey Lutz Corp. (Lancaster)
Arthur Funk & Sons, Inc. (Lebanon)
High Construction Company (Lancaster)
Houck Services, Inc. (Harrisburg)
Hursh Painting Co., Inc. (Brownstown)
Paul Risk Construction (Quarryville)
EG Stoltzfus Construction, LLC (Lancaster)
Warfel Construction Company (East Petersburg)
H.L. Wiker, Inc. (Lancaster)
Wohlsen Construction Company (Lancaster)

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The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) is a construction trade association based in Manheim, Pennsylvania, representing over 500 construction-related firms and nearly 25,000 employees. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 chapters nation-wide help members win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work. Visit us at abckeystone.org.