Wolverine Celebrates 75 Years with Prestigious Safety Award

Posted on November 16, 2014KCichon

November 6, 2014 (Grand Rapids, MI) –Wolverine Building Group is excited to announce that we have received three awards from Associated Builders and Contractors West Michigan Chapter’s 2014 Excellence in Construction program.

Wolverine Building Group took home an award in the “New Construction $10-20 Million” category for Silver Star, Phase II, an apartment facility for veterans located in Battle Creek, MI.

We received an award in the “Renovation/Addition More than $10 Million” category for the James H. Zumberge Hall Addition & Renovation on Grand Valley State University’s Allendale campus.

Finally, Wolverine was awarded the 2014 Safety Award of Excellence. This award was particularly meaningful because Wolverine Building Group is currently celebrating its 75th anniversary. The Safety Award of Excellence is an indication that WBG’s pioneering efforts in the area of safety are paying off, and the industry is taking notice.

Although safety has always been a priority for the company, Wolverine began a push toward incorporating a strong safety culture in the early 1990’s.  The WBG team was the first company in the area to institute a 100% tie-off rule, and remains the only local GC to require use of roof nets during roofing projects.

“Safety is always a team effort,” says Wolverine’s Safety Director Ted Bergin. “Our safety program is successful because everyone involved, from the newest laborer on the team to the most senior executive, values it and ensures that safety is our top priority on every project.”

Wolverine Building Group is a full service Design-Build, Construction Management and General Contracting firm, a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, an Accredited Quality Contractor from Associated Builders and Contractors, and is listed in ENR’s 400 Top Contractors in the nation.  Wolverine Building Group is celebrating their 75th anniversary this year.  For more information about Wolverine Building Group, please visit www.wolvgroup.com.