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AISC Names 2021 Safety Award Winners

Chicago, IL - The American Institute of Steel Construction is pleased to recognize more than 70 steel fabricators and erectors for their outstanding safety records in 2021. Most of this year's winners have earned the Institute's top safety award, the Safety Award of Honor, which is presented for a perfect record of no disabling injuries (DART=0--see below for more info about DART data).

"AISC's annual Safety Awards program recognizes excellent records of safety performance, and we commend these facilities for their effective accident prevention programs," said Tom Schlafly, AISC's director of safety. "Periodic recognition of safety in the workplace has been demonstrated to provide worker incentive and a reminder of the importance of safe practices."

In order to facilitate data collection and make statistics meaningful in terms familiar to safety professionals, AISC's Safety Awards program uses data that companies also report to OSHA as measured in terms of Days Away, Restricted or Transferred (DART) rate. The DART measures the number of recordable lost work cases per 200,000 man hours worked. AISC bases the awards on cases (not days) as reported to OSHA on the 300A form, along with the hours worked in the year.

AISC presents a Safety Award of Honor to fabricators and erectors with perfect records (a DART of zero). Those with excellent records (0<DART≤1) earn a Safety Award of Merit, and Safety Commendations recognize companies with DARTs greater than one and less than or equal to two.

The awards program is open to all AISC member fabricators and erectors, and applications for the program are solicited annually. Awards are issued separately for fabrication and erection companies. In order to be eligible to win an award, the member company must submit a copy of their OSHA 300A form for verification purposes.

Safety Award of Honor (DART = 0) - Fabrication

Associated Steel Fabricators, Inc., Tomball, Texas
Ben Hur Steel Worx, LLC, St. Louis
BENCHMARK Fabricated Steel, Terre Haute, Ind.
Center Point Contractors, Inc., Bentonville, Ark.
Champion Bridge Company, Wilmington, Ohio
Covenant Steel Warehouse, Inc., Dothan, Ala.
Custom Metals, a Division of Lexicon, Inc., Little Rock, Ark.
Design Build Structures, LLC, Peosta, Iowa
Dixie Southern Industrial, Inc., Polk City, Fla.
Douglas Steel Fabricating Corporation, Lansing, Mich.
East Coast Metal Structures, Corp., Riviera Beach, Fla.
Eddy's Welding, Inc., Ellicott City, Md.
F.A. Wilhelm Construction Co. Inc., Indianapolis
Gayle Manufacturing Company, Caldwell, Idaho
Geiger & Peters, Inc., Indianapolis
George's Welding Services, Inc., Miami
Gerace Construction Co., Inc., Midland, Mich
Industrial Resources, Inc., Fairmont, W.V.
J.R. Hoe and Sons, Middlesboro, Ky.
Kienlen Constructors, St. Louis
Larwel Industries, Bedford, Texas
Lyndon Steel Company, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Maccabee Industrial Inc., Belle Vernon, Pa.
McPeak Supply, LLC, Roanoke, Va.
Mike Owen Fabrication, Inc., Bakersfield, Calif.
Miscellaneous Steel Industries, Inc., Kyle, Texas
Mobil Steel International, Inc., Houston
Newport Industrial Fabrication, Inc., Newport, Maine
NOVA Group, Inc., Napa, Calif.
PAX, LLC., Gonzales, La.
Phoenix Fabrication & Supply, Inc., Peotone, Ill.
Pikes Peak Steel LLC, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Prospect Steel, a Division of Lexicon, Inc., Little Rock, Ark.
RCC Fabricators, Inc., Paterson, N.J.
Rens Welding & Fabricating, Inc., Taunton, Mass.
Rochester Rigging & Erectors, Inc., Bloomfield, N.Y.
Rochester Structural, LLC, Rochester, N.Y.
Schuff Steel Midwest, Overland Park, KS
Scott Steel Services, Inc., Crown Point, Ind.
Shure Line Construction, Kenton, Del.
Southwest Steel LLC, Henderson, Nev.
Steel Service Corporation, Jackson, Miss.
Steel Specialty, Inc., Belmont, N.C.
Structural Steel & Plate Fabrication, Co., North Salt Lake, Utah
Systems Fab & Machine, Inc., El Dorado, Ark.
The Arthur Louis Steel Company, Geneva, Ohio
The Gateway Company of Missouri LLC, St. Louis
The Haskell Company, Jacksonville, Fla.
TrueNorth Steel, Fargo, N.D.
Twin Brothers Marine, LLC, Morgan City, La.
United Weld Services, LLC, York, Pa.
Universal Steel of NC, LLC, Thomasville, N.C.
Western Slope Iron & Supply, Inc., Grand Junction, Colo.
Zimkor LLC, Littleton, Colo.

Safety Award of Honor (DART=0) - Erection

Diversified Metalworks, Orange, Calif.
Dixie Southern Industrial, Inc., Polk City, Fla.
East Coast Metal Structures, Corp., Riviera Beach, Fla.
F.A. Wilhelm Construction Co. Inc., Indianapolis
Ideal Contracting, Detroit
Kienlen Constructors, St. Louis
National Steel City, LLC, Plymouth, Mich.
North Alabama Fabricating Company, Inc., Birmingham, Ala.
Rens Welding & Fabricating, Inc., Taunton, Mass.
ROC Steel, LLC, Suffolk, Va.
Rochester Structural, LLC, Rochester, N.Y.
Shure Line Construction, Kenton, Del.
Systems Fab & Machine, Inc., El Dorado, Ark.
The Arthur Louis Steel Company, Geneva, Ohio
United Weld Services, LLC, York, Pa.

Safety Award of Merit (0<DART≤1) - Fabrication

Corebrace, LLC, West Jordan, Utah
DIS-TRAN Steel, LLC, Pineville, La.
Jesse Engineering Company, Tacoma, Wash.
Metal Pros, LLC, Wichita, Kan.
North Alabama Fabricating Company, Inc., Birmingham, Ala.
Prospect Steel, a Division of Lexicon, Inc., Armorel, Ark.
Schuff Steel Company, Eloy, Ariz.
SME Steel Contractors, Inc., West Jordan, Utah
Transco Ind., Inc., Portland, Ore.
Veritas Steel, Palatka, Fla.

Safety Award of Merit (0<DART≤1) - Erection

Ben Hur Steel Worx, LLC, St. Louis
Derr Steel Erection Co., Euless, Texas
SME Steel Contractors, Inc., West Jordan, Utah
Southwest Steel LLC, Henderson, Nev.

Safety Commendation (1<DART≤2) - Fabrication

Ford Steel, LLC, Porter, Texas
Johnson Machine Works, Inc., Chariton, Iowa
JPW Structural Contracting, Inc., Syracuse, N.Y.
Padgett, Inc., New Albany, Ind.
Schuff Steel Company, Phoenix, Ariz.
Steel Fabricators of Monroe, Monroe, La.
Steward Steel, Inc., Sikeston, Mo.

Safety Commendation (1<DART≤2) - Erection

Padgett, Inc., New Albany, Ind.

About the American Institute of Steel Construction

AISC-logoThe American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. To learn more, visit www.aisc.org.

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