Poole & Kent Company of Florida Safety Director, Dave Lockhart, Named Safety Professional of the Year For Second Consecutive Year
---Recognized For Safety Contributions to the Industry by the Construction Association of South Florida ---
MIAMI, FLORIDA, July 8, 2014 – Poole & Kent Company of Florida has announced that Dave Lockhart, the company’s Director of Loss Control and Safety Director, has been named Safety Professional of the Year for 2103 by the Construction Association of South Florida (CASF). The CASF award recognizes an individual who has greatly impacted the safety culture of their company as well as the construction industry in South Florida. This is the second year in a row that Mr. Lockhart has received the honor.
A market leader in specialty general contracting with an emphasis on highly complex process mechanical, HVAC, plumbing, and refrigeration systems, Poole & Kent is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and building services for a diverse range of businesses.
“A consummate safety professional, Dave has helped Poole & Kent of Florida establish a highly successful safety record and a culture of safety,” stated Patrick Carr, President & CEO, Poole & Kent Company of Florida. “We are extremely honored that for the second consecutive year Dave has been recognized by his peers for his overall performance and dedication to the safety and well-being of the company's employees.”
Mr. Lockhart has been with Poole & Kent since 2000 and under his direction the company has had continuous improvement in its safety performance, including posting a major safety record of Zero Recordable Accidents in 2012. This accomplishment resulted in Poole & Kent receiving a 1st Place Excellence in Safety Award from The Mechanical Contractors Association of South Florida (MCASF) in 2012, which was the second 1st place safety award it received from MCASF in 3 years.
Mr. Lockhart has been a leader in promoting safety throughout the construction industry. He participates in numerous safety training events, has taught OSHA 10 hours, CPR, first aid, and confined space classes; he is also involved with the Safety Expo for Students. He serves as Chairman of the MCASF Safety Committee, Co-Chair of the CASF Committee and is a member of the AGC Safety Committee, American Society of Safety Engineers, and National MCAA Safety Committee. Mr. Lockhart is also active in the National Association of Safety Professionals and the Safety Alliance for Excellence.
About Poole & Kent Company of Florida
Established in 1954, Poole & Kent Company of Florida has evolved from a mechanical contractor into one of the foremost specialty contractors in the state. The company specializes in the construction of municipal wastewater and water treatment plants, fueling facilities, oxygenation systems, cogeneration facilities, airports, aviation fuel pipeline systems, large pumping stations, reverse osmosis and nanofiltration facilities, central HVAC chiller plants and other highly complex, mechanically intensive, general construction projects. Based in Miami, P&K is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500 company with estimated 2014 revenues of ~$6.8B. EMCOR is a leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and building services. A provider of critical infrastructure systems, EMCOR gives life to new structures and sustains life in existing ones by its planning, installing, operating, maintaining, and protecting the sophisticated and dynamic systems that create facility environments---such as electrical, mechanical, lighting, air conditioning, heating, security, fire protection, and power generation systems---in virtually every sector of the economy and for a diverse range of businesses, organizations and government. EMCOR represents a rare combination of broad reach with local execution, combining the strength of an industry leader with the knowledge and care of 170 locations. The 28,000+ skilled employees of EMCOR have made the company, in the eyes of leading business publications, amongst the “World’s Most Admired” and “Best Managed”. EMCOR’s diversity---in terms of the services it provides, the industries it serves and the geography it spans---has enabled it to create a stable platform for sustained results. The Company’s strong financial position has enabled it to attract and retain among the best local and regional talent, to undertake and complete the most ambitious projects, and to redefine and shape the future of the construction and facilities services industry. Additional information on EMCOR can be found at www.EMCORGroup.com.