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Faith Technologies’ Employees Earn National Safety Awards

Electrical Contractor Named Nation’s Safest Construction Company by the Associated General Contractors of America

Menasha, Wis. (March 19, 2010) – Today representatives from Faith Technologies proudly accepted the Construction Safety Excellence Grand Award from Associated General Contractors of America on behalf of the nearly 1,500 employees that made winning this award possible. The CSEA Grand Award is widely recognized as the premiere safety award within the construction industry.

The full service electrical and specialty systems contractor was chosen from 22 CSEA first place winners as the best of the best in construction safety excellence. Faith Technologies also won first place in its CSEA category for Specialty Contractors with over one million work hours without a lost time incident.

The winners were announced to approximately 625 attendees during the award ceremony presentation of AGC’s 91st annual convention held March 15-19 in Orlando, Fla. Director of Safety, Ted Sommer; Vice President of Operations, George Van Der Linden; Chief Learning Officer, Terri Luebke; and Executive Vice President, Mike Jansen were in attendance to accept the award on behalf of Faith Technologies.

“Safety has always been a core value of Faith Technologies. We attribute this particular accomplishment directly to all those who worked diligently to keep their coworkers and themselves safe. We worked as a team, and the success we achieved is the result of everyone encouraging others to put safety first,” said Ted Sommer.

The AGC Construction Safety and Excellence Awards is an ongoing and evolving effort by AGC to recognize companies who have developed and implemented excellent safety and loss prevention programs achieved through management commitment, employee involvement and program innovation. AGC received over 120 applications for the 11th annual program, and after closely examining each candidate’s commitment to safety, occupational health management and risk control, 43 finalists remained. The winners were selected by a panel of distinguished construction safety professionals from the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Faith Technologies recently surpassed 3,000,000 safe work hours, and has worked since December 28, 2008 without lost-time injury. This means that Faith Technologies’ operations have not had any injuries that resulted in days away from work.

“Putting safety first requires a commitment to safer work practices, continuing employee training and ongoing self analysis. Our employees are our company’s greatest resource. In order to protect this resource, we continue to instill proactive safety awareness combining the art and science of a strong safety culture. This culture permeates every level of our company and every job site,” said Mike Jansen.

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