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ABC Greater Michigan Chapter honors members at annual meeting

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FREELAND — ABC Greater Michigan Chapter held its annual meeting and awards presentation on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Apple Mountain, Freeland. Dozens of businesses were recognized for safety, construction and more at the Greatness & Gratitude Gala. The Greater Michigan Chapter has been celebrating its 55th anniversary all year long. Its founders 55 years ago were crusaders, freedom fighters and the chapter is proud of their and members’ commitment to the Merit Shop philosophy.

The chapter was proud to announce the member companies that are recognized for the 2022 Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP). STEP recognizes ABC member companies who consistently excel in the field of safety and to provide an evaluation tool to help identify areas in which contractors can work to reach the ultimate goal – sending every worker home safe to their families every day.

STEP is designed to provide an organized approach to analyze and further develop a contractor’s safety and loss prevention program. It also provides a valid, objective method to measure safety program improvements.

The highest honor recognizing a safety program that demonstrates the highest commitment, a diamond level winner must have an incidence rate at least 50% below the National Bureau of Labor Statistics average in their particular NAICS code for the current year and each of the past two consecutive years. The following ABC Greater Michigan Chapter member companies were recognized in the categories below.

Diamond Level

  • Alloy Construction Service, Inc.
  • Blasy Electric
  • Central Concrete Products
  • Fisher Sand & Gravel Co., Inc.
  • GE Insulation Co
  • Great Lakes Bay Construction
  • JE Johnson
  • Magnum Construction Co.
  • RCL Construction Co., Inc
  • Sugar Construction, Inc.
  • Three Rivers Corporation
  • Platinum Level
  • A/C Electric
  • American Plumbing
  • Fisher Contracting Co.
  • Laux Construction
  • The Mackenzie Companies
  • Pleune Service Company
  • United Electrical Contractors
  • Valley Electrical Contractors
  • Gold Level
  • Redwood Living
  • Windemuller

Silver Level

  • Albin Hengesbach Carpentry & Custom Cabinets, Inc
  • Answer Heating and Cooling
  • Architectural Metals, Inc.
  • The Tancor Corporation
  • Bronze Level
  • Century Construction, Inc.
  • Consolidated Electrical Contractors
  • MDL Companies
  • From Wolga

The 2022 Pete Crawford Safety Leader of the Year award was presented to Tim Metzger of Valley Electrical Contractors.

The Craftsman of the Year award was given to Dave Harthy of American Plumbing.

Also recognized were ABC Greater Michigan Chapter members celebrating a significant anniversary in 2022 including the following. Celebrating 55 years includes B & D Electric, Inc.; Blasy Electric, Inc.; Consolidated Electrical Contractors; Fidelity Realty; LD Clark Company; The Tancor Corporation. Celebrating 45 years includes Albion Electric, Inc. and Three Rivers Corporation. Celebrating 40 years includes RCL Construction Co., Inc. Celebrating 35 years includes David Chapman Agency, Inc.; Loomis, Ewert, Parsley, Davis, Gotting, PC; McDaniels Sales; Mid-Michigan Masonry, Inc.; Millers American Rental, Inc. Celebrating 30 years includes Circle “K” Service Corp.; Rehmann; Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants. Celebrating 25 years includes Cornerstone Fabricating & Construction, Inc.; Freeland Steel Erectors, Inc.; G & G Electric; Garber Chevrolet; J, S & B Associates, LLC; Maner Costerisan PC; Nuechterlein Electric, Inc.

The 2022 Excellence In Construction (EIC) awards were also presented at the evening’s event. A staple for chapters across the country, EIC recognizes the outstanding projects, craftsmanship and work that member companies do. Projects were submitted this year in a variety of categories. The following companies were recognized:

General Contractor/Construction Manager: New Construction – Over $10 million

Gold: Three Rivers Corporation, Corteva Lyte 10

General Contractor/Construction Manager: New Construction – $5-$10 Million

Silver: Wolgast Corporation, Lofts on Walloon Lake

Gold: Three Rivers Corporation: MyMichigan Health Park Bay Emergency Department

General Contractor/Construction Manager: New Construction – $1-$5 Million

Bronze: Great Lakes Bay Construction, Early Explorers Daycare and Learning Center/Ophthalmologist Office

Silver: Three Rivers Corporation, Middle of the Mitt Miracle Field

Gold: MDL Construction, Great Lakes Natural Remedies

Exterior Finishes

Gold: Architectural Metals Inc., MSU Stem Building

Plumbing

Gold: American Plumbing, Provision Living of East Lansing

Electrical

Bronze: Consolidated Electrical Contractors, Safe Haven Assisted Living

Silver: Consolidated Electrical Contractors, Provision Living of East Lansing

Gold: Windemuller, Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort Renovation

General Contractor/Construction Manager Addition/Renovation $1-$5 Million

Silver: Three Rivers Corporation, DuPont Larkin 200

Gold: Laux Construction, GAR Island Park

General Contractor/Construction Manager Addition/Renovation Under $1Million

Silver: Three Rivers Corporation, Bill March Ford

Gold: Three Rivers Construction, Northwood University – Fisher Track

Glazing

Gold: Vos Glass, TechSmith Headquarters

Interior Finishing

Gold: Three Rivers Corporation, MyMichigan Health Medical Center Alpena-Patient Tower

Process Piping

Gold: Three Rivers Corporation, Corteva Lyte 10

General Contractor/Construction Manager: Historic

Silver: Laux Construction, The Atrium – Clark Hill Renovations

Gold: Wolgast Corporation, Brigadoon Cottage on Mackinac Island

ABC recognized Mid Michigan Management of Okemos with the Outstanding Emerging Member of the Year award. This is awarded to a member who has been an ABC Greater Michigan Chapter member five years or less.

The following ABC, Greater Michigan Chapter 2023 Directors and Officers were inducted into office.

Officers, one-year terms included Chairman Kevin Wray of Valley Electrical Contractors, Vice Chairman JoAnn Tanzini of the Tancor Corporation, Secretary Jason Johnson of JE Johnson and Treasurer Dan Murphy, MAG Insulation Inc.

Directors, three-year terms from 2023 to 2025 included Kevin Wray of Valley Electrical Contractors, Glenn Hengesbach of Albin Hengesbach Carpentry & Custom Cabinetry Inc., Andy Weisbrodt, Pleune Service Company, Stacy Ruppel, Alloy Construction Service, Dan Murphy, MAG Insulation Inc ., Mike Tenniswood, American Plumbing and Jason Johnson, JE Johnson.

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