Contractors’ association recognizes Houston-based demolition firm for its safety successes.
Cherry Demolition Inc., a Houston-based demolition, dismantling and asset recovery firm, has won the national Diamond level STEP (Safety Training Evaluation Process) award from the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC), Arlington, Va.
Cherry Demolition was recognized for the effectiveness of its overall safety program, which also garnered a Platinum level STEP award in 2010. Cherry says the 2013 Diamond level STEP award is the association’s highest safety honor and demonstrates continual improvement in the reduction of recordable incidents.
“We’re always working to improve our safety program’s effectiveness,” says Jay Marak, safety director for Cherry. “This award builds on our past performance and recognizes our employees for their diligence in working safely—in whatever task they undertake."
(In the photo, from left, Lohn Zylicz, ABC chairman; Joe Rizzo, business development manager for Cherry; Johnny Eichor, estimating/marketing for Cherry Demolition, Inc.; Jay Marak, safety director for Cherry; Mark DeWitt, general manager for Cherry Demolition, Inc.; and Russell Hamley, ABC president, celebrate Cherry Demolition, Inc.'s safety success.)