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Faith Technologies Safety Director Named Safety Professional of the Year

Chuck Rutledge recognized by The Builders’ Association; Faith Technologies named safest company in Subcontractor Division

Chuck Rutledge, Faith Technologies' Safety DirectorLenexa, Kans. (March 5, 2015) – Chuck Rutledge, safety director at Faith Technologies, a leading full-service electrical, engineering and technology systems contractor, has been named the Safety Professional of the Year in the 2014 Builders’ Association Safety Excellence Awards Program.

Since 2007, the Builders’ Association Safety Excellence Awards Program has honored professionals who exemplify outstanding safety and health leadership within his/her organization and profession. Rutledge has served as the safety director for Faith Technologies since 2008, where he is responsible for formulating, developing and coordinating safety and loss control functions by conducting safety training; visiting job sites to support and encourage safe behavior; and providing feedback to employees on safety practices. Rutledge also develops, recommends and implements new safety policies, staying current with regulations and industry trends; and is well versed in excavation, supervisory safety, fall protection and medic first aid/CPR.

“The Safety Professional of the Year Award highlights Chuck’s unwavering level of commitment and service to Faith Technologies,” said Rocky Rowlett, vice president of safety. “He is very active in the safety and health community, and works closely with employees to embed safe work practices in everything we do. I am very pleased the Builders’ Association has recognized Chuck’s accomplishments.”

Rutledge was presented with his award at the annual Builders’ Association Safety Excellence Awards Program breakfast on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Adams Pointe Conference Center in Blue Springs, Missouri. He is the eighth winner of the Safety Professional of the Year title, with past winners coming from companies such as JE Dunn Construction Company, MMC Contractors and Cates Sheet Metal Industries, Inc. Winners were selected in February by a panel of five judges.

In addition to Rutledge’s award, Faith Technologies won first place in the Subcontractor Division over 500,001 work hours for logging more than five million hours worked without a lost time incident. This is the first time Faith Technologies has received these accolades.

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About The Builders’ Association
Don Greenwell is President of The Builders’ Association, which represents more than 825 general contractor, subcontractor, supplier, and service provider member companies employing about 25,000 people. With 128 years of service to the commercial construction industry, it also operates training and plan room service centers in Kansas City, Jefferson City and Springfield, as well as its Education & Training Center in North Kansas City. The Builders’ Association’s sister organization, the Kansas City Chapter, AGC, represents over 135 firms and is part of the AGC of America, the largest and oldest national construction trade association in the United States.