ROSE Award for First in Safety Leadership

Date Published: Thursday, January 1, 2009

Rose award

State Construction Safety Leaders for 2008

Des Moines, Iowa - The Associated General Contractors of Iowa (AGC) announced the winners of the AGC Recognition of Safety Excellence Awards (ROSE), awarded to contractors who demonstrate a cultural commitment to safety. This year's award winners were announced in January 2009 at the ROSE Awards luncheon during AGC's 88th Annual Convention in Des Moines, Iowa.

Winners have innovative safety programs and have achieved zero work site fatalities and multi-catastrophic injuries. Top safety programs also have active employee participation, safety training, and work site hazard identification and control. "We are continually trying to improve safety in Iowa's construction industry and on job sites every day," said AGC/I Director of Field Services Ricke Welden. "The very essence of these awards is an illustration of our business' dedication to safety, and the companies we honor exemplify the very safest contractors in the construction industry and those who have successfully integrated safety into their businesses."

First place Recognition of Safety Excellence Award winners include:

Cedar Valley Corporation, Waterloo, IA
Portland Cement Paving Division
100,001 - 300,000 Work Hours

Reilly Construction Co., Inc., Ossian, IA
Grading & Underground Utilities Division
300,000 - 700,000 Work Hours

Peterson Contractors, Inc., Reinbeck, IA
Grading & Underground Utilities Division
700,001- 1 Million Work Hours

Manatt's, Inc., Brooklyn, IA
Asphalt Paving Division
Over 1 Million Work Hours

All Concrete Cutting Company, Johnston, IA
Specialty Division
<100,000 Work Hours

Iowa Erosion Control, Inc., Victor, IA
Specialty Division
100,001 - 300,000 Work Hours

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