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The PENTA Building Group Hosts Annual Safety Kick-Off Meeting
Published on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 (11:33 a.m.)LAS VEGAS (January 30, 2013) – The PENTA Building Group hosted its Sixth Annual Safety Kick-Off Meeting on Jan. 16, providing a group of more than 350 employees, subcontractors and other partners with an in-depth look at the company’s safety goals and initiatives for 2013. The company announced its primary goal is to have zero injuries at its jobs sites across the nation this year.
Hosted at the Palace Station Hotel & Casino, the event also served to recognize PENTA’s employees and partners for maintaining a steadfast dedication to safety throughout 2012. The Las Vegas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America and the Nevada Contractors Association named PENTA the area’s safest general contractor of 2012.
In addition to conducting weekly safety meetings, PENTA’s executive management team announced the company plans to promote safety throughout 2013 by shutting down job sites for an hour each quarter to discuss safety issues.
“We will simultaneously shut down each and every one of our job sites across the country and provide employees and partners with additional opportunities to provide feedback and voice their concerns,” said PENTA Corporate Safety Director Rodd Weber. “Our dedicated employees and partners deserve nothing short of the safest possible work environments. With this goal driving our company, PENTA will continue to develop new and innovative ways to promote safety within the construction industry.”
With safety serving as the top priority for the company, PENTA also requires each of its field employees to complete 30 hours of OSHA safety training, a requirement that will continue in 2013 and beyond.
The Jan. 16 Safety Kick-Off Meeting also featured a special video presentation from motivational safety speaker Charlie Morecraft, a former oil refinery worker who suffered burns over 50 percent of his body after failing to follow safety procedures. Morecraft congratulated PENTA for being named the safest contractor of 2012 and encouraged attendees to make safety their No. 1 priority.
The PENTA Building Group
The PENTA Building Group is a nationally recognized general contractor with offices in Las Vegas, Reno, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Palm Desert and Tulsa. As a general contractor, construction manager and concrete subcontractor, the company partners with every member of the development, design and construction team to build a variety of projects ranging in size and scope.
The success and experience of PENTA spans a wide variety of market segments including hospitality/entertainment, gaming, education, health care, Native American, retail/tenant improvements, commercial, industrial, public works and parking structures.
PENTA is ranked annually among the top 400 national general contracting firms by Engineering News Record and is the recipient of countless project awards.
PENTA is privately held company possessing an impressive financial statement, bonding capacity, and a commendable safety record. For more information, visit www.pentabldggroup.com or contact Jennie Bowman at 702-614-1678 or by email at [email protected]