Saturday, 16 August 2008

Southern Crane Celebrates Safety Milestone

Employees at Raleigh-based Southern Industrial Constructors and Southern Crane worked one year, totaling nearly 1.3 million hours, without a single lost-time incident – a significant safety milestone.

The companies’ corporate safety department tracks lost-time incidents for each hour its employees work. Southern Industrial / Southern Crane officials attribute their exceptional safety record to high standards and their employees’ commitment to follow best practices at all times.

“At the end of the day, we want employees returning home to their families in the same shape they left – that’s the most important work our business does,” said Earl Johnson III, president of Southern Crane. “I appreciate all the hard work and energy our employees put into doing their jobs well and doing their jobs right.”

As part of its comprehensive workplace safety program, Southern Industrial / Southern Crane enforces strict employee and supervisor training, and conducts frequent site visits and equipment inspections. Believing accountability to be important, managers post detailed safety records for all employees to see.

For more than 45 years, Southern Industrial Constructors / Southern Crane has served as an industry and community leader, taking pride in providing its services with safety, integrity, quality workmanship and responsive customer care.

Southern Industrial provides a wide range of services throughout the Southeast, including turnkey industrial construction, industrial electrical construction, turnkey plant installations and relocations, turnkey rigging and plant maintenance service, and specialized metal fabrication.

Southern Crane provides state-of-the-art crane and rigging services, and has been a leader in a national safety movement to encourage the certification of all crane operators. All of Southern Crane’s operators are CCO certified.

Because of their exemplary safety records, both Southern Industrial and Southern Crane are recognized as STAR contractors by the N.C. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Division. The company has offices additional offices in Wilmington, NC and Columbia, SC. To learn more, visit

1 comment:

The Raleigh Fence Post said...

This is a great accomplishment for Southern Crane, especially in a market where contractors are pushed into lowering standards so lower prices can be achieved to gain more contracts in this slow market. Congratulations to Southern Crane for setting standards we should all strive towards!