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T. B. Penick & Sons, Inc.

October 02, 2013 11:00 ET

T.B. Penick Receives ASCC's W. Burr Bennett Award for Safety Excellence

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 2, 2013) - For the second time in three years, a nationwide panel of The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) has honored San-Diego-based T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc. with the prestigious 2013 W. Burr Bennett Award for Safety Excellence, this time in the General Contractor category.

The W. Burr Bennett award is conferred each year on one general contractor and one specialty contractor who are judged to have created a top tier safety program that drives an excellent safety record. Awardees are evaluated on three years' of safety performance indicators, values and trends. Penick is being recognized for safety program achievements in 2012 that include zero lost workday cases due to injury and an incident rate well below the national average for contractors. In 2011 T.B. Penick also won in the Specialty Contractor category. This makes TB Penick only the second contractor to have received the award twice, and the only contractor to have received the award as both a general contractor and a specialty trade contractor.

"This award is a great honor for our company and a real tribute to our employees who live and breathe our safety ethics and principles every day on the job," said Tim Penick, president of T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc. "This recognition validates our commitment to safety and the emphasis we place on safety, training and proper execution each and every day on each and every worksite."

Penick gave special credit to the efforts of Peter Lupo, T.B. Penick's Vice President and Safety Manager. "Pete has gone to extraordinary lengths to imbue a safety mind-set and maintain a culture of safety throughout our organization. He ensures that we apply best practices, lead by example and integrate safety into all of our policies, procedures and activities." Lupo also authors a popular safety blog in Engineering News Record (ENR), a construction industry trade publication. His Safety Salvo blog is a highly acclaimed forum for exchange of opinions and discussion of safety issues in the construction industry.

"Safety saves lives, prevents injuries, minimizes downtime and helps keep us cost competitive," Penick says. "On behalf of the over 600 employees of Penick nationwide, we are proud and honored to receive the Burr Bennett Award for Safety Excellence in recognition of the first class safety culture we've built."

The ASCC is an organization of more than 550 concrete contracting firms, manufacturers, suppliers, architects, specifiers and distributors in the U.S. and abroad.

T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc.
For more than a century T.B. Penick has been building an industry-leading record of service, reliability, innovation and quality craftsmanship. T.B. Penick provides award-winning construction, structural concrete, design-build and general contracting services in the commercial and public building sectors. Penick is ranked as one of the nation's top contractors by ENR and is #1 among decorative concrete contractors nationwide. The company has received numerous accolades, including a first place award in the National Construction Safety Excellence competition as well as recognition for Innovation in Concrete, Cornerstone Excellence, Outstanding Civil Engineering and the Architectural Concrete Project of the Year. For more information, visit

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