Three Rivers Corporation has announced it has earned a National Safety Pinnacle Award from Associated Builders and Contractors, which was presented at the 34th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards during ABC Convention 2024 in Orlando, Florida, on March 14.

Nationwide, Three Rivers is one of 45 companies to be recognized for its safety culture and performance, and one of two general contractors that have achieved Pinnacle Award recognition each of the last five years.

“Three Rivers Corporation continues to place safety at the forefront of everything we do, a commitment that has once again earned us the distinguished Pinnacle Award for the fifth consecutive year,” remarked Jon Lynch, President of Three Rivers Corporation. “This accolade reflects our team’s relentless dedication and focus to safety, and being acknowledged as one of the top performing general contractors nationwide is an honor we’re extremely proud of. This distinction fills our team with immense pride and drives our continued commitment to excellence.”

The 2023 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from ABC member firms that achieved Diamond, Platinum or Gold status in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System in 2023, reflective of their 2022 safety performance data. During the selection process, contractors were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable incident rates, leading indicator use, process and program innovations, and interviews conducted by members of ABC’s National Health and Safety Committee. 

“Health and safety are core values for Three Riversdeeply integrated into the company’s actions and decision-making processes,” said 2024 National Chair of the ABC Board of Directors Buddy Henley, president, Henley Construction Co. Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland. “Three Rivers does not compromise on safety, relentlessly ensuring every employee arrives and leaves the jobsite in the same or better condition every day. Among the NSEA winners are several ABC Top Performers, which demonstrates the positive impact of implementing strong safety programs. Join me in thanking this top safety contractors for the example they set in this industry.”

The National Safety Excellence Awards are presented in three major North American Industry Classification System code categories: NAICS 236—Construction of Buildings; NAICS 237—Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction; and NAICS 238—Specialty Trade Contractors.  

ABC’s STEP Safety Management System provides contractors and suppliers with a robust, no-cost framework for measuring safety data and benchmarking with peers in the industry. The self-assessment tool helps participants identify real opportunities for scalable growth in their safety programs to lower their total recordable incident rates.

CNA, one of ABC’s strategic partners, is the presenting sponsor of the National Safety Excellence Awards.