Manhattan Construction Company Earns National Safety Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors

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Manhattan Construction Company has been named the winner of a National Safety Excellence Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

Left to right: ABC National Chair Chuck Goodrich, Manhattan Construction Co. Operations Manager Jim Cuddihee and Safety Manager Dean Ramineh.

Left to right: ABC National Chair Chuck Goodrich, Manhattan Construction Co. Operations Manager Jim Cuddihee and Safety Manager Dean Ramineh.

Manhattan Construction Company received the award March 1 during the 27th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards at Workforce Week ’17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

“Associated Builders and Contractors is thrilled to honor Manhattan Construction Company, whose world-class safety processes and safety culture has created an environment where every employee understands that the wellbeing of those around them is everyone’s responsibility,” said 2017 ABC National Chair Chuck Goodrich, president of Gaylor Electric Inc., Indianapolis. “Manhattan Construction Company’s impressive safety record shows the clear difference that an uncompromising, top-down commitment to safety makes in a contractor’s performance and we are proud to call them an ABC member.”

The 2016 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold status in ABC's Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP). Manhattan Construction Company is a seven-time STEP Diamond award winner. Diamond is highest STEP honor level.

STEP is the standard for developing world-class safety programs in construction and is designed to help both large and small contractors evaluate every aspect of their corporate safety and health program and identify opportunities for improvement. In February 2017, ABC published its annual Safety Performance Report, which documented that the average STEP Diamond company is 770 percent safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ average for the entire industry based on their total recordable incident rate.

About Manhattan Construction:
Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction is consistently recognized nationally by Engineering News-Record as a top 50 contractor. In the last three years Manhattan has received more than 40 industry honors for quality and safety. The company’s services include Builder-Driven Preconstruction®, construction management, general building, and design-build. Manhattan Construction operates from offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla.; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Naples, Fort Myers, Tampa, Fla.; Washington, D.C.; and Atlanta, Ga. Visit us at http://www.manhattanconstruction.com

About the Associated Builders and Contractors:
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at abc.org.

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