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SMACNA Recognizes Safety Achievers

Oct 07, 2015

CHANTILLY, Va. — A safe track record is imperative for a successful HVAC and sheet metal contractor. The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) recently recognized its top safety achievers through its 2015 Safety Excellence Award Program at its September convention in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Safety_Winners_300x201Representatives for the first-place 2015 Safety Excellence Award winners included (left to right): Chase Berman, Geauga Mechanical, Chardon, Ohio; Lauri Rollings, accepting for Martin Petersen Co., Kenosha, Wis.; Scott Baker, accepting for Couts Heating and Cooling, Corona, Calif.; James Schwinkendorf, accepting for Triangle Metals, Nederland, Texas; Mike Small,  Apollo Mechanical Contractors, Wilsonville, Ore.; John Connolly, SMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity; SMACNA Director of Safety and Health Mike McCullion, accepting for University Mechanical and Engineering Contractors, Tempe, Ariz.; Julie Muller-Neff, accepting for Belleview Mechanical Inc., Belleview, Wash.; and Les Peterson, Peterson Mechanical Inc., Sonoma, Calif.

The 2015 safety awards program included 220 participating firms, representing over 64 million man-hours worked in the 2014 calendar year. The average number of reported injury or illness incidents, otherwise known as the OSHA incidence rate, was 2.48—the lowest rate ever reported for SMACNA’s safety survey program.

This year’s first place winners are:

Over 500,000 hours category

  • Apollo Mechanical Contractors
    Wilsonville, Ore.

400,001-500,000 hours

  • University Mechanical and Engineering Contractors
    Tempe, Ariz.

300,001-400,000 hours

  • Martin Petersen Company Inc.
    Kenosha, Wis.

200,001-300,000 hours

  • Couts Heating and Cooling
    Corona, Calif.

100,001-200,000 hours

  • Peterson Mechanical Inc.
    Sonoma, Calif.

50,001-100,000 hours

  • Geauga Mechanical Co. Inc.
    Chardon, Ohio

25,001-50,000 hours

  • Bellevue Mechanical Inc.
    Bellevue, Wash.

1 to 25,000 Hours

  • Triangle Metals
    Nederland, Texas

Chapter Participation Award

  • SMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity

SMACNA, an international trade association representing 3,500 contributing contractor firms, is a leader in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry. SMACNA has national offices in Chantilly, Va., outside of Washington, D.C., and on Capitol Hill. Visit

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