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Midyear Safety Meeting and Networking
Breakfast Recognizes Excellence in Safety
AGC HOUSTON MEMBERS PACKED THE
Marriott Marquis Houston for the annual
safety meeting on Thursday, June 29,
2017, which featured U.S. hero Kris "Tanto"
Paronto who was part of the CIA annex
security team that responded to the attack
on the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi,
Libya, in 2012. The event also served to
recognize the Safety Excellence Awards
and Ray Lambright Award recipients, the
AGC Houston Safety Committee, U.S. veterans, and companies that took part in the
annual Safety Stand-Down.
The Safety Excellence Awards recognize construction companies that demonstrate leadership in safety management.
Nominated by industry peers, award recipients are recognized for promoting safety

Thank you to our generous
sponsors for making this
event possible!
Speaker Sponsor:
Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.

excellence within their companies and
on jobsites.
Aggregate Technologies, Inc. won in
the Small Contractor Category.
Karsten Interior Services, LP won in
the Large Contractor Category.
DeWalt Power Tools received the
Affiliate/Associate Safety Award for their
service to the industry by providing tool
safety instruction, tool support services
and stand down participation.
Eddie Escamilla, Karsten Interior
Services, LP received the Safety Director
of the Year/Ray Lambright Award. The
award recognizes an individual who has
demonstrated outstanding leadership and
a personal commitment in directing their
company's safety and health program in
advancing the safety of all construction
workers. For Escamilla, who volunteers his
time on the AGC Houston Safety Committee
and other trade safety groups, developing
a safety program is a top priority.
"Through actions and awareness, our
employees ensure their own personal

safety, as well as the safety of others. As
Karsten's Safety Director, I feel responsible for our 300 employees for a safe
working environment. Most are not just
co-workers; they have become brothers,
and we always want to protect our family,"
he stated. "More importantly, we recently
completed 1.5 million man hours without
a recordable incident."
Attendees also heard from AGC Houston
Director of Safety Services Kim Mason who
gave an overview about issues and policies the construction industry faces and
topics the Safety Committee tackles. All
AGC Houston members are invited to join
the Safety Committee, which meets on
the last Friday of the month at 7:15 a.m.
Please contact Kim Mason for details at
(713) 843-3720.
Mason also recognized the Safety
Committee members and the companies
that participated in the Safety Stand-Down.
According to data, 17,500 construction
workers took part in the safety activities
throughout the region.
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Hard Hat Sponsor:
ISEC, Inc.
Patron Sponsors:
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
Cherry Companies
Coats Rose, PC
Cokinos I Young
Karsten Interior Services, LP
Kauffman Company

Speaker sponsor Slack and Co. Contracting, Inc.
The DeWalt team visits with Kris Paronto after the meeting. enjoyed a private dinner with Kris Paronto the eveThe company won the Affiliate/Associate Award.
ning prior to the Midyear Safety Meeting.

Breakfast Sponsors:
Bottom Line Equipment, LLC
Britain Electric Co.
Construction EcoServices
OneDigital/Stevenson Group
Reliant Safety Solutions
Salus Consulting Services
Southern Crushed Concrete
Print Sponsor:
Thomas Printworks
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Ronnie Mills, Aggregate
Technologies, accepted
the award for the Small
Contractor Category.

Standing by Kris Paronto, Eddie Escamilla,
Karsten Interior Services, LP, shows his Safety
Director of the Year/Ray Lambright Award and
the Large Contractor award the company won.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Cornerstone - Fall 2017

From the Chairman of the Board, James Bryant
From the President/CEO, Jerry Nevlud
Houston-Area Construction Companies Team Up to Promote National Safety Stand-Down
OSHA Launches Application to Electronically Submit Injury, Illness Data
Midyear Safety Meeting and Networking Breakfast Recognizes Excellence in Safety
The Revised AIA Prime Contract
New Technologies Present New Liabilities
AGC Houston Members Head to Pacific Northwest for State Convention
Menil Drawing Institute Gets Ready to Open Its Doors
Member News
Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - Intro
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Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - cover1
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Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - From the Chairman of the Board, James Bryant
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Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - From the President/CEO, Jerry Nevlud
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - Houston-Area Construction Companies Team Up to Promote National Safety Stand-Down
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Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - OSHA Launches Application to Electronically Submit Injury, Illness Data
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - Midyear Safety Meeting and Networking Breakfast Recognizes Excellence in Safety
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Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - The Revised AIA Prime Contract
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Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - New Technologies Present New Liabilities
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - AGC Houston Members Head to Pacific Northwest for State Convention
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Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - Menil Drawing Institute Gets Ready to Open Its Doors
Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - Member News
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Cornerstone - Fall 2017 - Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
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