Left to right: Caleb Hammontree, Project Manager; Bill Stidham of Bass Pro; John Scanlon, Superintendent; Neil Forell, Level II Superintendent; Ken Boyd, Lead Superintendent; and Keith Brown, USF OSHA Consultation.
EMJ Construction received the Sunshine State Safety Recognition Award for its work on Bass Pro Shop in Gainesville, Fla. This award, given by the University of South Florida’s Safety Consultation Program, was developed to motivate and support employers who emphasize safety through the implementation and maintenance of effective injury and illness-prevention programs.
Opening this fall, the Bass Pro at Celebration Pointe is an 80,000-square-foot tilt-wall project that includes a boat sales and service department, polished concrete floors, and a 12,000-gallon indoor aquarium. After an inspection by consultant Keith Brown, the team was recommended for the award.
“These guys truly went above and beyond to fulfill EMJ’s promise of a safe jobsite for all team members,” said Clint Dean, Executive Vice President, EMJ Construction.
This is the second time this month and the third time this year that the EMJ family of companies has received this recognition. It is also the third Sunshine State Safety Award for Lead Superintendent Ken Boyd, who has received the safety recognition on his last three projects.
“We are so proud of Ken and his leadership,” said Jack Bowen, Vice President of Construction, EMJ. “His repeat recognitions are a testament to his commitment to safety and to a job well done.”
Congratulations to the team members responsible for this project’s success: Ken Boyd, Lead Superintendent; John Scanlon, Superintendent; Neil Forell, Level II Superintendent; and Caleb Hammontree, Project Manager.