Western Utility Recognized for Safety Excellence

Bill and Jonathan
Bill Sanchez, director of business development for Western Utility (pictured left) and Jonathan Jones, director of safety for Western Utility, pose with the award received from NIPSCO for safety excellence. The award specifically honors Western Utility’s Pipeline Division for working in excess of 47,000 work-hours throughout 2015.

Western Utility – a construction leader throughout the Midwest providing telecom, electric, pipeline, water and sewer construction and maintenance services – was recently recognized by Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) for safety performance.  The award specifically honors Western Utility’s Pipeline Division for working in excess of 47,000 work-hours throughout 2015.

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Jonathan Jones, safety director for Western Utility (pictured left), accepts NIPSCO’s safety award from Kurt Sangster, vice president of major projects for NIPSCO, at the special awards luncheon recently.

“Safety is a key component of our company culture at Western Utility,” said Tim Hayes, president, Western Utility. “The health and safety of our work sites is and has always been our top priority,” he explained. “Even one injury is unacceptable to our team.”

Western Utility accepted an award plaque for the recognition at a luncheon recently held by the Cooperative Contractor Safety Committee, a group of contractors that work for NIPSCO that formed a safety committee to take a team approach to safety on NIPSCO projects. More than 28 contractors are involved in the committee, originally formed in 2005.

About Western Utility

Western Utility is a construction leader throughout the Midwest providing telecom, electric, pipeline, water and sewer construction and maintenance services. Headquartered in the south suburbs of Chicago – with offices throughout Illinois – the Awardcompany serves its clients with a team of more than 200 well-trained and dedicated employees. Western offers full service, “end-to-end” installation and repair services throughout their service areas. Each of the company’s divisions offers 24/7 emergency response services that currently serve many universities, municipalities and top U.S. providers of telecom and data services. Safety, timeliness and an acute commitment to customer service are the drivers to Western Utility’s success. More information about Western Utility can be found at www.westernutility.com.