TROY, APRIL 1, 2019 – Both Gallagher-Kaiser (GK) and Universal Piping Industries (UPI) proudly received the 2018 Thomas J. Reynolds Award for construction safety and health from The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC). This is Gallagher-Kaiser’s fourth, consecutive TAUC award and UPI's third!
To be eligible for this award, participants had to have a DART rate below 1.35, 25% below the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) national average of 1.8. The criteria has become more challenging each year.
In addition to numerous safety accolades, the GK team recently achieved over 14 million hours worked without a lost time incident.
“This award is representative of the men and women on our job sites who recognize safety as not only a priority, but a value,” said GK Corporate Safety & Quality Director, Jeff Lorentzen. “Each day, our team is faced with the decision to act safely and this honor is evidence of their continued, safe choices. We are grateful to the Association of Union Constructors for recognizing our efforts in safety and health.”
GK and UPI's OSHA logs, outstanding DART rate of 0.00 and overall dedication to safety and quality on each site earned them this prestigious honor.
“Despite facing significant growth in recent years, UPI has maintained a strong safety culture and this award is evidence of that.” said UPI president, Joe Kaiser V. “We’ve created a culture that approaches each task with safety at the forefront. From engineering to field operations, we all have the same goal; to send every person home safe, every day.”
Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation. Founded in 1952, Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation (GK) is a privately owned, Michigan based turn-key supplier of paint finishing systems, commercial HVAC and mechanical automotive systems. GK has grown to become the world’s top paint finishing supplier. Universal Piping Industries (UPI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gallagher-Kaiser. More information on GK and its subsidiary can be found at www.gkcorp.com.
Fundada en 1952, Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation (GK) es un proveedor de sistemas de acabado de pintura, sistemas comerciales de HVAC y sistemas automotrices mecánicos de propiedad privada con sede en Michigan. GK ha crecido hasta convertirse en el principal proveedor mundial de acabado de pintura. Universal Piping Industries (UPI) es una subsidiaria de propiedad total de Gallagher-Kaiser. Puede encontrar más información sobre GK y su subsidiaria en www.gkcorp.com.
Universal Piping Industries. Universal Piping Industries is subsidiary of Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation and a leader in the design, fabrication and installation of industrial process systems and HVAC systems for industrial/commercial buildings. More information can be found at www.universalpiping.com
Universal Piping Industries (UPI) es subsidiaria de Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation (GK) y un líder en el diseño, fabricación e instalación de sistemas de procesos industriales y sistemas HVAC para edificios industriales / comerciales. Puede encontrar más información en www.universalpiping.com
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