Press Release

University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc. Receives First Place National Safety Excellence Award

EMCOR Subsidiary Recognized For Exemplary Safety Performance By SMACNA; Latest in a Series of Prestigious Safety Awards


TEMPE, AZ, July 23, 2012 - University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc. (UMEC) has again been recognized for exemplary safety practices and performance, most recently with a national First Place Safety Excellence Award from the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA) for best safety and health record within the 500,000+ man-hours worked category.


A leading full-service mechanical contracting company in the Southwest, UMEC is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure, and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses.


"At UMEC and across EMCOR we're passionate about the safety of our workers and have committed to a goal of zero accidents so they may return home safely every day," stated Brad Thornton, President & CEO, UMEC. "UMEC is exceedingly proud to receive this prestigious recognition from SMACNA. Outstanding safety practices are an integral part of our business philosophy; it's something we work hard at every day, at every job site."


Industry leading as it relates to safety performance, UMEC's recent recognitions include "Innovator of the Year" award for its safety, quality and productivity program by DBO2 (DesignBuildOwnOperate), a worldwide pioneer in workplace risk management. UMEC was also recently honored for its safety program with a Platinum Award from the Contractor Safety Assessment Program, a Harvard-designed independent safety evaluation procedure.


UMEC's commitment to safety is part of a multi-tiered, integrated approach that includes a Zero Accident program as well as a host of supporting initiatives, such as the "Be There For Life" program. This EMCOR effort is designed to educate its employees and their families about the importance of safety through the use of workplace posters, company newsletters, mailings, and a number of other creative tactics intended to instill the conviction that every accident is preventable. EMCOR also conducts regional "Target Zero" safety conferences, bringing together industry experts from its operating companies and partners to share information and successful strategies.


About University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc.

University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc. in Arizona (UMEC) is a full service mechanical contractor serving the southwestern United States. The company designs, builds and commissions mechanical systems, including heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing and piping systems, for commercial, institutional, high tech, industrial and military clients. UMEC also specializes in the installation of sophisticated process piping and high-purity piping for the semi-conductor and pharmaceutical industries, and medical gas systems for the health care industry. Based in Tempe, Arizona, UMEC is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500® company with estimated 2012 revenues of ~$6.3B. EMCOR is a leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure, and facilities services and 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 ~26,000 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




1200 North Sickles Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281


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