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Raleigh, NC, United States, 2008/09/24 - The N.C. Department of Labor recently honored Southern Industrial Constructors and its wholly owned subsidiary, Southern Crane, for their exemplary safety records.
For the 15th consecutive year, the N.C. Department of Labor awarded Southern Industrial Constructors and Southern Crane with its prestigious Gold Award.
“This award reflects just how committed our employees are to maintaining the highest safety standards possible when they are on the job,” said Earl Johnson III, president of Southern Crane. “I’m proud of our team and appreciate the work they do.”
The Gold Award is given to companies with a DART rate that is at least 50 percent below the statewide rate for its industry. The DART rate is determined from entries within a company’s injury and illness log and includes work-related days away from work, restricted activity or job transfers. To be considered for the award, companies cannot have had fatal accidents at involved work sites.
As part of their comprehensive workplace safety programs, Southern Industrial / Southern Crane enforce strict employee and supervisor training, and conduct frequent site visits and equipment inspections. Believing accountability to be important, the companies’ managers post detailed safety records for all employees to see.
For more than 45 years, Southern Industrial Constructors / Southern Crane has served as an industry and community leader, taking pride in providing services with safety, integrity, quality workmanship and responsive customer care.
Founded in 1962, Southern Industrial provides a wide range of services throughout the Southeast, including turnkey industrial construction, industrial electrical construction, turnkey plant installations and relocations, turnkey rigging and plant maintenance service and specialized metal fabrication.
Southern Crane provides state-of-the-art crane and rigging services, and has been a leader in a national safety movement to encourage the certification of all crane operators. All of Southern Crane’s operators are CCO certified.