Release Date: June 10, 2010

The Boldt Company honored for safety excellence

Appleton Company Receives Safety Award

Contact:
Bryan Roessler, Director of Wisconsin Safety Council, broessler@wisafetycouncil.org, (608) 206-0406

April 27, 2010, Wisconsin Dells -- The Boldt Company in Appleton was one of fifteen Wisconsin companies to receive a Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award Tuesday night. The awards were announced at the Wisconsin Safety Council's 68th Annual Safety and Health Congress & Expo at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells on April 27.

The Wisconsin Corporate Safety Awards are co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Safety Council and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. The 16th annual awards program honors businesses for exemplary safety records and excellence in health and safety management.

"The Boldt Company is a prime example of a safe company," said Bryan Roessler, director of the Wisconsin Safety Council. "They have agreement from all levels of the company that safety is a huge priority for them."

Founded in 1889, The Boldt Company is one of Wisconsin's largest construction firms, and among the top-ranked general contractors in the nation. They are headquartered in Appleton with 13 offices throughout the United States. Boldt provides a full range of professional construction solution services to customers in a variety of industrial, institutional, commercial and renewable energy markets.

Jeff Schilleman, Corporate Safety Director for The Boldt Company said, "Ensuring a safe environment for everyone is not only good business, it's an obligation. Our award-winning accident prevention program includes ongoing safety training for employees and subcontractors, regularly scheduled audits and inspections, and a formalized reporting system, all with a goal of zero accidents. Receiving the Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award for the seventh time is proof that our proactive safety efforts are not only working, but are recognized as being superior in the industry."

In all, 15 businesses and three individuals received honors at the awards program. An independent panel of 48 judges, including leaders in business, health and safety, evaluated the 171 nominations based on injury incidence rates over the last three years, health and safety procedures, policies and accomplishments.

The complete list of award winners is:
City Award Winner
Appleton The Boldt Company
Appleton Warehouse Specialists, Inc.
Bloomer Cummins Filtration
Eau Claire Phillips Plastics Corporation
Germantown Great Lakes Roofing Corporation
Green Bay Northern Electric Inc.
Green Bay Tweet/Garot Mechanical, Inc.
Junction City Flint Hills Resources - Terminal Operations
Madison Alliant Energy
Middleton Monsanto Company Agracetus Campus
Milwaukee Campbell Soup Supply Company LLC
Monroe The Swiss Colony, Inc.
Port Washington We Energies Port Washington Generating Station
Richland Center Rockwell Automation
Walworth USG Interiors, Inc.

Individuals

Safety Hall of Fame Inductee
Curtis L. Hoppestad, Global Director, Riding Lawn Equipment, John Deere Horicon Works

Lifetime Achievement Awards
Mel Lischefski, Retired, U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA
Eileen Blanckaert, Corporate Safety and Health Manager, Grande Cheese Company, Brownsville

About Wisconsin Safety Council
The Wisconsin Safety Council is a charitable non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to making Wisconsin a safe and healthy place to live and work. The Wisconsin Safety Council is part of the educational division of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, Wisconsin's manufacturers association and state chamber of commerce. As Wisconsin's chapter of the National Safety Council, the Wisconsin Safety Council promotes safety and health programs, resource services and educational materials for community outreach.

About Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is a state agency charged with building and strengthening Wisconsin's workforce in the 21st century and beyond. The Department's primary responsibilities include providing job services, training and employment assistance to people looking for work, at the same time as it works with employers on finding the necessary workers to fill current job openings.

For more information on the Corporate Safety Awards, visit the Wisconsin Safety Council website, www.wisafetycouncil.org.
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Editors Note: Pictures of this company's plant or people may be available. Contact Katy Pettersen, kpettersen@wmc.org, (608) 661-6916.