Photo Release -- Sturgeon Electric Named One of the Nation's Safest Specialty Contractors of 2011 by The Associated General Contractors of America
DENVER, April 3, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sturgeon Electric Company, Inc. ("Sturgeon Electric"), a leading regional commercial and industrial electrical contractor and subsidiary of MYR Group Inc. ("MYR") (Nasdaq:MYRG), announced today that it has been awarded the national Construction Safety Excellence Award in the Specialty Division with over one million work hours by The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
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The Construction Safety Excellence Awards, overseen by AGC, are an annual ranking of nationwide construction safety programs. Award eligibility and evaluation criteria are based on a firm's dedication and commitment to safety, as evidenced through innovation in management leadership, employee involvement, worksite analysis, orientation, training and education programs and overall safety statistics. Winners are selected by a panel of five independent safety professionals within the government, corporate and insurance industries. Final judging took place during the AGC Annual Convention held March 13-17, 2012, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Sturgeon Electric Vice President Jeff Waneka said, "Being recognized by AGC and a group of leading industry professionals for having an exceptional safety program gives merit to all the hard work and dedication put forth by Sturgeon Electric employees to create a truly safe working environment. This legacy of company-wide commitment to safety success is a main reason Sturgeon Electric is celebrating its 100th year in business in 2012. It is an honor to receive this prestigious national award on behalf of everyone who is making Sturgeon Electric a model for our industry."
"Firms like Sturgeon Electric are setting the highest standard of safety for the construction industry," said Kristine Young, AGC past president and CEO of Des Moines, Iowa-based Miller the Driller. "Additionally, firms like Sturgeon Electric have found a way to make every single employee a zealous advocate for workplace safety."
Young also noted the number of construction fatalities has fallen by over 40 percent during the past five years alone due, in part, to the safety efforts of award recipients.
About Sturgeon Electric Company, Inc.
Since 1912, Sturgeon Electric has been a leader in providing electrical construction services through five regional offices serving the Western United States. As a full-service electrical provider, Sturgeon Electric has two divisions - Transmission and Distribution construction and Commercial and Industrial inside electrical construction and maintenance.
Sturgeon Electric's Transmission and Distribution Division offers a wide range of power line capabilities, including transmission, overhead and underground distribution, substation projects and 24-hour emergency service.
Sturgeon Electric's Commercial and Industrial Division has extensive experience installing electrical systems and communications infrastructure in a variety of facilities, including high-tech manufacturing, clean rooms, airports, schools, power plants, petrochemical facilities, mining operations, prisons, biotechnology laboratories, healthcare/hospital facilities, sports complexes, food processing facilities, bottling plants, bag houses, government installations, hotels, casinos, office complexes, wastewater treatment plants and retail buildings. Sturgeon Electric also provides pre-construction services and design-build capability.
As an operating subsidiary of MYR, Sturgeon Electric offers customers the benefit of extensive resources in equipment and manpower, with local management controls. This includes direct access to one of the nation's largest fleets of specialized construction equipment, which ensures the resources are available to make projects of any size a success.
About MYR Group Inc.
MYR is a holding company of specialty construction service providers. Through subsidiaries dating back to 1891, MYR is one of the largest national contractors serving the transmission and distribution sector of the United States electric utility industry. Transmission and Distribution customers include electric utilities, private developers, cooperatives, municipalities and other transmission owners. MYR also provides Commercial and Industrial electrical contracting services to facility owners and general contractors in the Western United States. Our comprehensive services include turnkey construction and maintenance services for the nation's electrical infrastructure.
CONTACT: Media Inquiries Contact: Jeff Waneka, Vice President Sturgeon Electric (303) 286-8000 firstname.lastname@example.orgSource: MYR Group Inc. 2012 GlobeNewswire, Inc.