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Inaugural CCO Employer Award Recipients Named

March 15, 2023—CCO announced today the inaugural awardees of its new Employer Awards, awarded to those companies that have shown their commitment to improving safety through CCO certification.

The award program was announced last year, and the awards are based on the volume of exams taken by employees based on data collected by CCO in 2022.

Awardees will be provided with a certificate of recognition as well as a welcome kit with a news release that they can use to announce their selection for this award, a special logo indicating the level of their award. Companies that display their certificate of recognition or use the exclusive award logos in their promotional activities enhance their standing in the industry by demonstrating both to their clients and employees that safety is a priority. These companies are nationally recognized for their achievement on the CCO website, in the CCOnline newsletter, and in other industry media.

Speaking for Ford Motor Company, Mary Waskul, Ford’s Training and Development Leader, said, “We have been working very hard at Ford to provide the safest work environment, and CCO certification of our employees is instrumental in achieving those goals.”

“Thank you for the award. CCO has been our go-to for crane and rigging certifications as it is in alignment with our company’s GOAL ZERO (zero accidents and incident goal) mentality,” said LyondellBasell Training Specialist Ricky Gracia.

CCO 2023 EMP Award pop-up_030723fThis year 60 companies are being recognized:

2023 Platinum Employer Awards
  • Ford Motor Company
  • SRS Distribution
  • ABC Building Supply Co.
  • Lamar
  • Beacon Building Products
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company

2023 Gold Employer Awards

  • Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
  • Maxim Crane
  • Marathon
  • LyondellBasell
  • American Electric Power
  • L & W Supply
  • North Texas Municipal Water District
  • Xcel Energy
  • Duke Energy
  • New River Electrical Corp.
  • Sims Crane & Equipment
  • Service Electric
  • North Carolina Dept. of Transportation
  • TNT Crane
  • Barnhart Crane and Rigging
  • IEA Constructors LLC
  • Deep South Crane & Rigging
  • Cianbro

2023 Silver Employer Awards

  • Con-Edison Equipment Group
  • Garrison Steel
  • Louisville Gas & Electric
  • Blattner Energy, Inc
  • Washington Dept. of Transportation
  • Wanzek
  • Phillips 66
  • Santee Cooper
  • Echo Maintenance
  • Zachry
  • US Army Corp of Engineers
  • Kiewit
  • Davis H. Elliot
  • PBF Martinez Refinery
  • Trench Shoring
  • Cudd Energy Services
  • Smithbridge Guam
  • BP P.L.C.
  • Blalock Companies
  • PPL Electric Utilities
  • Salt River Project
  • O’Rourke Wrecking
  • ExxonMobil
  • Wright Brothers Construction
  • PowerSouth Energy
  • New York State Thruway
  • Nine Energy Service
  • Siemens Energy Inc
  • Beyel Brothers Crane & Rigging
  • Field Core
  • Brookfield Renewable
  • Dematic Corp.
  • Midwest Terminals of Toledo
  • Shell Chemical
  • Boart Longyear
  • Ohio Department of Transportation