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MEMBER AND CHAPTER NEWS GRIBBINS INSULATION WINS SAFETY AWARD Toyota Motor Eng i neer i ng & Manufacturing North America, Inc., honored Gribbins Insulation, an Indiana Construction Association member, with the Supplier Safety Award at the Annual Purchasing Policy Business Meeting for Indirect Suppliers on June 28, 2012, in Covington, Ken. Gribbins Insulation was chosen for the prestigious Toyota Supplier Safety Award from among key indirect suppliers to its North American facilities. Toyota selected Gribbins for this recognition because of its proven ability over the course of the previous year to meet, and in many cases exceed, the challenging safety expectations they face as a supplier to Toyota North America. In addition to winning the overall Safety Award, Gribbins Insulation received nominations for the Quality Award as well as the Superior Performance Award, which reflects outstanding performance across all evaluation categories. The award and nominations reinforce Gribbins Insulation’s commitment to its core values of integrity, safety, quality, productivity, and innovation. In nominating Gribbins for these awards, Toyota provided the following comment received from one of its team members, “When Gribbins is on the job, we know that we are going to get a top quality job and that all safety guidelines will be followed without us having to follow behind them or make frequent checks of their jobsite.” Gribbins Insulation’s safety program consistently receives national recognition. At the end of May 2012, Gribbins employees achieved the remarkable milestone of working two million consecutive hours without a lost time accident – this encompasses almost five years of accident-free work. In April 2012, the National Insulation Association honored Gribbins with the Platinum Safety Award, its highest recognition, and in October 2011, Gribbins was included in the list of America’s Safest Companies in EHS Today. As emphasized by president and founder Jim Gribbins, “There is absolutely no task that is so important that we might consider sacrificing safety, to even the slightest degree, in an effort to perform the task.” again introduced the proposal to eliminate the board. The construction industry was unanimously opposed to this proposal, since both management and labor have found the Standards Board to be fair and balanced in their decision making. Since both committees unanimously agreed to restore the board, the administration decided not to pursue the elimination any further. HEADS OF AGC MEMBER COMPANIES TO KEYNOTE 32ND IRMI CONSTRUCTION RISK CONFERENCE J. Patrick Gallagher and J. Doug Pruitt will keynote the 32nd IRMI Construction Risk Conference, to be held Nov. 11–15, 2012, at the Orlando Gaylord Palms. Mr. Gallagher serves as chairman, president and CEO of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., an AGC of America member in multiple locations. He will give his insights into the changing insurance landscape; offer advice for maintaining healthy relationships between insurers, brokers, and risk managers; suggest management practices for major claims; and deliver a prescription for establishing a culture of ethics in an organization. Mr. Pruitt is chairman of The Sundt Companies, Inc., and Sundt Construction, Inc. Sundt is an AGC member in numerous locations. Pruitt will open the eyes of insurance and surety underwriters as to how a good company with a great reputation can go broke right under their noses if they don’t ask the right questions. He will also reveal what it takes to turn around a construction fi rm in trouble. The 32nd IRMI Construction Risk Conference is the place for construction risk professionals to get answers to their toughest questions and make certain they have implemented risk management best practices. The program will feature more than 55 carefully selected speakers presenting 24 workshops designed to provide attendees with proven risk management strategies and insights. ◆ AGC CHAPTER SAVES CAL/ OSHA STANDARDS BOARD AGC San Diego Chapter, working with the State Laborers and Operating Engineers, successfully led the charge against the governor’s proposal to eliminate the Cal/ OSHA Standards Board as part of his 201213 budget proposal. Both the Senate and Assembly Budget Committees agreed to shelve the governor’s proposal in the face of strong support for the board from AGC, as well as labor and business interests. AGC has been actively engaged in leading the efforts to prevent elimination of the Cal/OSHA Standards Board since the administration fi rst proposed it as part of its May 2011 Budget Revise. Industry opposition took it off the plate last year, but earlier this year the administration 32 constructor | SEPTEM BER/ O CTO BER 2012 http://www.constructormagazine.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - September/October 2012

EDITOR’S NOTE
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
CEO’S LETTER
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD
Q&A WITH U.S. SEN. SCOTT BROWN
CREATING A CULTURE OF SAFETY
ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES IN TRANSPORTATION BILL A WIN FOR INDUSTRY
MEMBER AND CHAPTER NEWS
TECHNOLOGY TOOLBOX
2012 INSURANCE DIRECTORY
INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
FINAL INSPECTION

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