Miller-Valentine Group Earns ABC National Safety Designation

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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Ohio Valley announced that Miller-Valentine Construction has achieved the Diamond level of ABC’s prestigious Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) program—the pinnacle of safety performance in the construction industry. Miller-Valentine Construction’s executives were presented with the award and recognized in front of a group of industry peers at ABC’s After Hours event on Wednesday, 11/28/12, at Eddie Merlot’s in Cincinnati, Ohio.

To achieve ABC’s STEP Diamond level, among other requirements, a company must have a total recordable incident rate at least 50 percent below North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industry averages for each of the previous three data years, maintain an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) of 0.700 or below, submit their official U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Forms 300 and 300A on work-related injuries and illnesses for review, and achieve a specific STEP score. On average, only 5% of national STEP applicants meet the stringent criteria to qualify for STEP Diamond. Miller Valentine is one of only two member companies to receive the Diamond award in Ohio.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be able to recognize Miller-Valentine Construction for their STEP Diamond achievement,” said Ohio Valley ABC President John Morris. “These companies have used the STEP program to evaluate and strengthen their safety programs and have proven themselves leaders in the journey towards a zero-incident jobsite. Miller-Valentine Construction’s safety performance is at the top of the construction industry and their continued dedication to providing a safe workplace for their employees furthers ABC’s mission to help our members win work and perform that work safely, ethically and profitably.”

STEP was established in 1989 by the ABC National Environment, Health & Safety Committee to assist ABC member contractors in evaluating and improving corporate safety practices and recognize outstanding safety training efforts. STEP awards are presented annually in six categories: Participant, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. Each year, over 2,000 contractors of various sizes participate in the STEP program.

About Miller-Valentine Group
Since our founding in 1963, Miller-Valentine Group has been dedicated to quality, value and service. Our vertically intergraded companies offer total real estate solutions in the areas of Design/Build Construction, Development, Management, and Financing for both residential and commercial markets. They also provide Renovation, Brokerage, and Leasing services for commercial markets. All of Miller-Valentine Group's divisions have combined to provide customers with more than 11,000 residential housing units and over 50 million square feet of commercial space.

Miller-Valentine Group develops real estate in the Midwest, Southeast, and Southwest regions of the country, with offices in Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio, Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina, and Ft. Worth, Texas. As an industry leader they offer a wide range of residential products, including multi-family, single family, military housing, active adult, independent and assisted living, as well as skilled nursing communities. The company also offers a vast array of commercial products, including office, retail, lodging, healthcare, manufacturing and distribution facilities.

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