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Kentucky OSHA Awards Highest Commendation to Miller-Valentine Commercial Construction
First General Contractor in the state to receive Kentucky’s highest award for safety excellence
Dayton, OH – January 30, 2008: Miller-Valentine Commercial Construction has received the “STAR” designation from the Kentucky Department of Labor, office of Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). J.R. Gray, Commissioner of Labor, presented the award to leaders of MV Commercial Construction earlier this month, identifying the company as the first and currently the only general contractor in the state of Kentucky to receive this prestigious distinction.
The Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) “STAR” designation is awarded to commercial construction contractors with safety programs that have been scored and documented by Kentucky OSHA to be superior within the industry. To be eligible, contractors must have a superior safety record and maintain an extensive training program.
In September 2007, Kentucky OSHA representatives performed an in-depth audit and analysis of Miller-Valentine Commercial Construction’s existing safety policies and procedures. The audit consisted of two segments: first, a thorough review of policy documents, incident reports, and other such documents, and second, Kentucky OSHA auditors visited Miller-Valentine Construction’s active job sites, interviewing employees and sub-contractors, to determine if the company’s written policies and procedures as well as its daily worksite practices met the strict criteria of this program.
“We are very proud to have earned this designation,” said Nick Beach, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, MV Commercial Construction. “We have always been focused on the highest level of job site safety,” said Beach, “this designation says to our Associates, subcontractors and clients that we really walk the talk of job site safety.”
MV Commercial Construction also earned the VPP “STAR” designation in Ohio in September 2007; resulting in the company being the first contractor in the nation to be Certified Statewide. Beach added that because several of the company’s customers are also VPP certified within their own industry, the “STAR” designation is meaningful and can be a significant factor when considering various contractors.
Some of the more notable projects completed by Miller-Valentine Commercial Construction in Kentucky include:
For more information about Miller-Valentine Construction, follow this link: http://www.mvg.com/services/design.html About Miller-Valentine Group Miller-Valentine Group offers total real estate solutions in the areas of Design/Build Construction, Development, Management, and Financing for both commercial and residential markets and also provides Renovation, Brokerage, and Leasing services for commercial markets. All of Miller-Valentine Group’s divisions have combined to provide customers with more than 50 million square feet of commercial space and over 8,000 residential housing units. Miller- Valentine Group, founded in 1963, operates offices in Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio, and Columbia, South Carolina.
Miller-Valentine Group offers a wide range of commercial products, including office, retail, lodging, healthcare, manufacturing and distribution facilities and an equally wide range of residential products, including multi-family, single family, active adult, and military housing throughout the Midwest and MidAtlantic regions. Miller-Valentine Group has been awarded the prestigious national “Developer of the Year Award” by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP); Miller- Valentine Construction has been awarded OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program “STAR” designation in Ohio – the first general contractor to receive this designation at a nationwide level.