SALT LAKE CITY (December 8, 2020) – For the second consecutive year, Sundt Construction, Inc. was awarded the prestigious Diamond Safety Award by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Utah. The award, the highest safety award handed out annually by the AGC of Utah, evaluates comparable sized contractors’ total man hours worked to the national average.
“This is an impressive accomplishment for our team and a testament to the safety culture here at Sundt,” said Sundt Intermountain Area Manager Jasen Bennie. “We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to safety and the safe choices our employee-owners make every day.”
Sundt earned the Diamond Safety Award because it had more than five million worked man-hours at an incident rate of 50% below the national level. The company garnered the same recognition last year. In September, Sundt completed the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) Interstate 80 (I-80) westbound highway improvement project in Tooele County six months ahead of schedule. The project improved traffic flow between State Road 201 and State Road 36 in western Salt Lake and eastern Tooele Counties.
Safety is at the core of Sundt’s culture. The company’s safety program takes a people-based approach to why it’s important to work safe. Beyond comprehensive safety training for its employees, Sundt emphasizes great safety choices to continually drive down its OSHA recordable incident rate and send all its employees home safe every day. The company is the only contractor to be recognized twice as the AGC Grand Award winner for safety.
For more than two decades, Sundt has expanded and improved infrastructure in the Beehive State. The company completed the award-winning Redwood Road and I-215 Interchange project and finished six months early on the I-80 westbound highway improvement project. In 2019, Sundt broke ground on the new Water Reclamation Facility for Salt Lake City’s Department of Public Utilities located in northern Salt Lake City. The $528 million facility will serve more than 200,000 customers over a 110-square-mile service area.
Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 130-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial, building, concrete and renewable power work and is owned entirely by its 2,000-plus employees. Sundt is distinguished by its diverse capabilities and experience, unique employee-ownership culture and depth of self-perform expertise in nine major trades. Half of Sundt’s workforce is comprised of skilled craft professionals who, together with the company’s administrative employees, enable Sundt to fulfill its mission to be the most skilled builder in America. Sundt has 11 offices throughout California, Arizona, Texas and Utah and is currently ranked the country’s 52nd largest construction company by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.
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