Cherry Demolition earns ABC safety award

Houston firm is recognized by national building association for its training process.

August 6, 2014
CDR Staff
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Jay Marak, Cherry’s vice president of safety operations, accepts the diamond level award for the firm's STEP program award at an ABC Greater Houston Chapter membership breakfast.

Cherry Demolition, Houston, has been recognized by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Greater Houston Chapter with a diamond level award for its Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) program. Jay Marak, Cherry’s vice president of safety operations, accepted the award at an ABC Greater Houston Chapter membership breakfast in July 2014.
“We’re always working to improve our safety program’s effectiveness,” says Marak, who notes that 2014 marks the second year in a row that Cherry has garnered the diamond award. “It was an honor to receive the diamond level award again this year and be recognized as one of the best in our industry.”

Marak says the management team at Cherry appreciates the commitment of every employee whose hard work and diligent pursuit of safety every day is what enabled the company to earn the award two years consecutively.

ABC is a Washington, D.C.-based national association comprised of firms that work primarily in the industrial and commercial construction sectors.

Cherry is a recycling and demolition company based in Houston that has been in business for more than 60 years. The company currently specializes in the removal of highways, bridges, industrial plants and commercial buildings using an array of demolition and deconstruction techniques. Cherry also recycles more than 2 million tons of concrete and asphalt and thousands of tons of steel every year, as well as asphalt shingles and tires. (A 2009 profile on the Cherry Cos. can be found here.)