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Associated Builders and Contractors Greater Michigan Chapter Honors STEP Award Winners

Tuesday, November 24, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
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Midland, Michigan, November 2015 –ABC/GMC is proud to announce its members that have won the 2015 Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Awards. STEP recognizes ABC member companies who consistently excel in the field of safety, but more importantly it provides an evaluation tool to help identify areas to improve a company’s safety program. 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

Each year, over 2,000 contractors of various sizes participate in the STEP program. The following ABC Greater Michigan Chapter member companies have been recognized in the following categories:


  • Blasy Electric
  • Central Concrete Products
  • FRCL Construction Co.
  • G.E. Insulation Co.


  • Alloy Construction Service, Inc.
  • Bay Aggregate
  • Fisher Contracting Co.
  • Windemuller Electric
  • Wolgast Corporation
  • Valley Electrical Contractors
  • Three Rivers Corporation


  • J.E. Johnson, Inc.
  • Lake Painting
  • Sugar Construction
  • The Tancor Corporation


  • Answer Heating & Cooling, Inc.
  • Fisher Sand & Gravel

The highest honor recognizing a safety program that demonstrates the highest commitment is the diamond-level. These companies must have an incident rate at least 50% below the National Bureau of Labor Statistics average in their particular NAICS code for the current year and each of the past two consecutive years and have an EMR (or “mod factor”) at or below 0.700 (0.800 for companies under 100 employees).

In addition to the STEP award presentation the 2015 ABC/GMC Safety Leader Award was presented. The recipient, Great Lakes Safety Training Center was recognized for their dedication to keeping companies safe for over 60 years.

We congratulate all of the individuals and companies who were recognized for their outstanding leadership and safety practices that make our Chapter great! 

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) is a national trade association with 22,000 members representing more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 72 chapters help members win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work. You can learn about ABC National at  ABC Greater Michigan Chapter serves a membership spanning 23 counties. ABC/GMC provides craft and professional education, up-to-date industry communication, legislative representation, as well as affinity programs and packages. For more information contact us at 989.832.8879 or

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