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Manhattan Construction Company Recognized as Top Safety Leader Contractor by Associated Builders and Contractors

From left to right: Manhattan Construction Vice President Jason Martin, Sr., Safety Manager Dean Ramineh, and Safety Director Hal Wheatley at the ABC National Convention
From left to right: Manhattan Construction Vice President Jason Martin, Sr., Safety Manager Dean Ramineh, and Safety Director Hal Wheatley at the ABC National Convention
TULSA, OK — Manhattan Construction Co. announces it has earned a National Safety Pinnacle Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), which was presented at the 34th annual Excellence in Construction Awards during ABC Convention 2024 in Orlando, Florida.

Manhattan Construction Co. received a Pinnacle Award, the safety awards program’s top honor, for its safety education and development programs and “Operation Zero” philosophy that no injury is acceptable and every accident is preventable, supporting authentic care and concern for the workforce and instilling that everyone at all levels has a shared commitment to safety. This is Manhattan’s fourth time in recent years to earn the Pinnacle honor, having earned the credential in 2017, 2021, 2022, and 2023.

“Building a strong safety culture takes endurance, dedication, and a continual drive to improve,” said Jason Martin, Vice President of Manhattan Construction Co. “We are grateful for national safety recognition and extend our deepest thanks to our clients, teams, and trade partners for their support in keeping safety at the forefront of what we do. This Pinnacle honor is shared among them all.”

The 2023 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond, Platinum, or Gold status in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System in 2023, reflective of their 2022 safety performance data. During the selection process, contractors were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable incident rates, leading indicator use, process and program innovations, and interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Health and Safety Committee. Manhattan Construction Co. is a ten-time STEP Diamond Safety Award Winner.

“Health and safety are core values for Manhattan Construction Co., deeply integrated into the company’s actions and decision-making processes,” said 2024 National Chair of the ABC Board of Directors Buddy Henley, President, Henley Construction Co. Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland. “Manhattan Construction Co. does not compromise on safety, relentlessly ensuring every employee arrives and leaves the job site in the same or better condition every day. Among the NSEA winners are several ABC Top Performers, which demonstrates the positive impact of implementing strong safety programs. Join me in thanking these top safety contractors for the example they set in this industry.”

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The National Safety Excellence Awards are presented in three major North American Industry Classification System code categories: NAICS 236 - Construction of Buildings; NAICS 237 - Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction; and NAICS 238 - Specialty Trade Contractors.

ABC’s STEP Safety Management System provides contractors and suppliers with a robust, no-cost framework for measuring safety data and benchmarking with peers in the industry. The self-assessment tool helps participants identify real opportunities for scalable growth in their safety programs to lower their total recordable incident rates.

Manhattan has offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Houston and Dallas, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Naples and Tampa, Florida; and Washington, D.C.

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