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April 10, 2019

Milender White Earns National Safety Award from ABC

Milender White (MW) has been named winner of a National Safety Excellence Award from Associated Builders and Contractors. MW received the award during the 29th annual Excellence in Construction Awards gala at ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California. National safety award winners represent under one percent of all ABC members.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Bryon White, President and CEO of MW. “It has always been our goal to create a world-class safety culture at Milender White, and this recognition validates our vision. In our 22 years in business, safety has been, and always will be of the utmost importance.”

The 2018 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold status in ABC’s STEP safety management system in 2018. Of the more than 13,000 ABC general contractor members, 2,633 applied for the STEP program and 14 won National Safety Awards. Milender White was one of 7 contractors who took home the Excellence honor.

“Associated Builders and Contractors is proud to honor Milender White for creating world-class safety processes and a safety culture where every employee understands that the wellbeing of those around them is everyone’s responsibility,” said 2019 ABC National Chair Tony Rader, telecom vice president of National Roofing Partners, Coppell, Texas. “Their top-down, bottom-up approach to creating safe jobsites—and ensuring every one of their employees goes home in the same or better condition than when they arrived—is the gold standard in merit shop construction.”

During the selection process, national safety winners were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable incident rates, leading indicator use, process and program innovations and video interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Safety and Health Committee.

Milender White also earned a National Excellence in Construction® Pyramid Award from ABC for its historic renovation work at Byron White U.S. Courthouse in Denver. The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. This year’s honor marks MW’s sixth Excellence in Construction award.

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