Valley Construction Company wins Safety Achievement Award


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Posted Online: Jan. 10, 2013, 1:40 pm
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Press release submitted by Lynn Gibson


Valley Construction Company of Rock Island has been awarded the 2012 Safety Achievement Award by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Illinois, in recognition of 100,000 to 199,999 hours of outstanding safety performance.
Valley's Executive Vice President, Greg Hass, stressed the importance of safety as a core company value. "This honor is the result of the efforts our team makes every day to think about safety and to act safely. Safety is practiced from the top of the organization down and is not a part-time obligation at Valley Construction.Not only does our commitment to safety place an emphasis on people and mitigating the risk of injuries, it just makes good business sense. Fewer injuries mean less lost production, more time working, and it insures that everyone goes home at the end of the day."
AGC of Illinois is a statewide construction association headquartered in Springfield, IL, providing a full range of services designed to meet the needs of more than150 general contractors, their sub- contractors and suppliers. The AGC of IL has been and continues to be a great safety resource for Illinois businesses.
"We are very proud of the safety culture that has been built at Valley Construction," says Adam Hass. "It's fantastic to have a leading industry organization like AGC present Valley with their highest Safety Award for companies our size in the entire state of Illinois. More importantly, it's recognition of the hard work our full time safety team and all of our employees put in to help make us the best in all we do.Valley's commitment to safety goes beyond what is required by OSHA. Safety training, measurable safety goals and stringent monitoring are part of every Valley project."
Valley Construction Company has served the Quad Cities as a premier full service contractor since 1925building a good portion of the Quad Cities' infrastructure. From projects as diverse as roadway construction to the redevelopment of Rock Island's Schweibert Park from the former Rock Island Armory as a Construction Manager, Valley continues to impact the local economy with a commitment to growth and continued opportunities for its' employees and construction partners.
For further information about Valley Construction Company, please contact Lynn Gibson at lynngibson@valleyconstruction.com

















 



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