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Opp Construction begins the day with stretches. Photo courtesy of Opp Construction. Stand-out Safety Program Earns Opp Construction Grand Award BY DEBRA WOOD A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE NOT ONLY for quality, but for safety, provides the foundation upon which the Grand winner of the 2013 AGC/Willis Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA), Opp Construction of Grand Forks, N.D. operates. “We feel like our employees are family and want to do everything we can to keep them safe,” says Sally Opp, vice president of Opp Construction, an AGC of North Dakota member. “Employees are the key to this organization. It only makes sense to have their safety be the most important thing.” CSEA recognizes members with premier safety and loss prevention programs and showcases companies that have achieved continuous improvements and maintenance of their safety and health management system. Sixty-five fi nalists competed for the 2013 recognition. 48 constructor | JU LY/ AU G U ST 2013 Members compete against like-size companies in six divisions: Building, Construction Management, Heavy Construction, Municipal, Specialty and Highway. “This is an awards program developed by contractors for contractors,” says Mike Fredebeil, national director of construction safety for construction insurance broker Willis North America in Atlanta, Ga. Willis is a co-sponsor of the CSEA program, which helps contractors across the country reduce risk, protect workers and lower the cost of their projects, he adds. “Participation helps contractors, no matter what size they are, improve their program.” Opp Construction received a First Place CSEA in the Municipal Division for 100,001 to 300,000 hours worked, making it eligible for the Grand award. During the AGC national convention in Palm Springs, Calif., a panel of five independent judges with

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - July/August 2013

Editor's Note
President's Message
CEO's Letter
Hire Power
Innovative Ideas Modernize 78-Year-Old Bridge
DeConstructing Social Media
Business Fraud
Challenge Accepted
Stand-Out Safety Program Earns Opp Construction Grand Award
2013 AGC/Willis Construction Safety Excellence Award Winners
2013 Liberty Mutual Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Awards
Money Isn't Everything
AGC in Action
Wall of Wind
Weathering the Storm
Green, Safe and Fast
Leading the Way
Summing it Up
Tall Orders
Going Interstate? Go NASCLA.
Do the Math
Technology Toolbox
Technology Toolbox
Bond-Readiness Program
Legislative and Regulatory News
Book Review
Upcoming Events
2013 Regional Resource Guide
Member and Chapter News
Index to Advertisers
Final Inspection

Constructor - July/August 2013