Local Construction Firms Honored by ABC NorCal with Safety Award


Soltek Pacific Construction Company of Clovis, Four C’s Construction Company of Fresno and Fresno Plumbing & Heating, Inc. were among 25 recipients of the 2017 Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Awards, Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California (ABC NorCal) announced July 14. The awards recognize Northern California member companies and industry leaders who have implemented world class safety programs in their companies.

“We are proud to salute these and other amazing leaders within our industry who have gone above and beyond the call to ensure the safest, healthiest and best possible industry standards for their employees, customers and workplace,” ABC NorCal President & CEO Michele Daugherty said in a news release. “Safety is paramount. These companies are committed to making the wellbeing of their workforce Priority One as they grow and serve our communities.”

Since 1989, ABC has instituted the Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP), a safety benchmarking and improvement tool to help member firms measure their safety processes and policies. STEP is based on 20 Key Components, through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incident rates. According to ABC’s 2017 Safety Performance Report, ABC STEP participants at the highest level are 770 percent safer than the industry average and have reduced their Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) by 87 percent.

About the honorees:

Soltek Pacific Construction Company is an established construction contracting firm with offices located in Central and Southern California. The business was established in 1974 and has maintained a presence throughout the western United States for over 40 years. Currently, Soltek employs over 200 personnel in San Diego and Fresno Counties. Soltek provides services for both public and private sectors for in a multitude of industries including Biomedical, Civic-Cultural, Commercial-Industrial, K-12 Education, Higher Education, Hospitality, Residential, Military and Historical. Soltek designs and builds quality facilities through a variety of different delivery methods including Design-Build, Design-Bid-Build, CM-Multi-Prime, CM-at-Risk, Lease-Leaseback and Design-Assist.

Four C’s is one of the leading sheet metal fabrication and installation companies in California’s Central Valley. Their employees are their greatest asset and that ideology is the driving force behind the safety culture they have developed. Their commitment to each team member’s safety begins at the very top and permeates down through the ranks to the newest team member. Their attitude and expectations regarding safety are made very clear in each pre-hire interview, then reinforced in the safety orientation that everyone goes through their first day on the job. Field installers spend their first week in safety orientation.

Fresno Plumbing & Heating, Inc. has been providing plumbing services since 1945. Over 72 years of experience has allowed it to grow into a thriving leader in the industry. As a family owned and operated business, its support team includes over 260 employees, many with the long-term experience they bring to their clients.

Daniel Leon
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