CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced today that Hendrick Construction, Inc. received a 2012 National Safety Excellence Award. The ABC National Safety Excellence Awards recognize companies who exhibit a continued commitment to jobsite safety and whose safety performance and programs are judged to be exemplary by the ABC National Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Committee. Hendrick Construction was the only Excellence Award winner in the 50,000 to 100,000 annual work hours category.
The 2012 National Safety Excellence Awards were presented Feb. 20 during the 23rd annual Excellence in Construction awards banquet at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
The ABC National Safety Excellence Awards – the highest safety award presented by the organization – recognize companies with exemplary safety performance and programs, as well as companies that exhibit a continued commitment to job site safety. Hendrick was one of 35 ABC contractor members nationwide out of almost 22,000 to receive the award.
"ABC is proud to honor Hendrick Construction with a National Safety Excellence Award for demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to safety and outstanding safety performance," said Michael D. Bellaman, ABC president and CEO. "Hendrick Construction has truly shown a dedication to becoming one of the leaders for the industry by striving to create the safest work environment possible for its employees."
"A safe work environment is always our top priority," said Roger Hendrick, president of Hendrick Construction. "ABC brings the industry together each year to recognize and honor great safety records. Our employees work diligently to create safe job sites and we are pleased to see their commitment recognized."
This is the third time in its decade-long existence that Hendrick Construction has been honored with a National Safety Excellence Award from the ABC. Hendrick was also honored in 2011 and 2008.
"This honor recognizes Hendrick Construction's exceptional safety record, rigorous employee training and safety education program," said Eric Regelin, ABC national chairman.
Hendrick Construction, Inc. is a Charlotte, N.C.-based general contractor that provides commercial construction services throughout the Southeast. The company's portfolio includes facilities for corporate headquarters, manufacturing, industrial, health care and bio-tech companies, as well as schools, government buildings, churches, entertainment venues and restaurants. Visit www.hendrickconstruction.com.
ABC is a national association with 72 chapters representing 22,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms. ABC's membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry.
SOURCE Hendrick Construction, Inc.