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DCA award celebrates Michels' safety culture

Michels Utility Services, Inc. is honored to receive the 2021 Arthur T. Everham Safety Award. The Distribution Contractors Association (DCA) presents this prestigious award to contractors with exceptional safety programs. Michels Utility Services won first place among contractors working more than 1 million hours in the year.

Judging is based on an empirical analysis of reported injuries and incidents, safety and drug testing programs, and industry-standard safety metrics.

“We are very proud to have the best safety performance and programs in an industry with a shared commitment to taking care of our own people as well as those who live and work around us,” said Pete Fojtik, President, Michels Utility Services, Inc. “I am profoundly grateful to our crews and our leadership team for an unyielding commitment to safety.”

Michels Utility Services, Inc. performs safe, efficient construction and maintenance of natural gas distribution systems and other utilities.

Michels Utility Services, Inc. is a member of the Michels Family of Companies, a collection of wholly-owned subsidiaries established under the Michels brand flagship. All companies perform safe, unique, and specialized services for energy and infrastructure markets. Whether operating independently or collaborating on a project, all members of the Michels Family of Companies are united by the same Core Values, quality standards and world-class reputation upheld by Michels since 1959.

“As stated in our Core Values, safety is the cornerstone of our culture,” said Pat Michels, President and CEO, Michels Corporation. “Recognition such as this demonstrates our across-the-board commitment to incorporating it into all we do.”

The award, presented annually since 1986, is named after Arthur T. Everham, who founded a construction company in the early 1950s to serve the oil and natural gas industries. Everham joined DCA and staunchly advocated for safety at a time when the industry was rife with hazards.

Learn more about our commitment to safety here

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