Press Release

University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors Receives 1st Place National Award For Safety Excellence Award

--- EMCOR Subsidiary Receives SMACNA's
1st Place Award Nine Times Since 2000 ---


TEMPE, ARIZONA, October 30, 2013 - University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc. (UMEC) in Tempe, Arizona has been recognized for the ninth time since 2000 with a national 1st Place Safety Excellence Award for exemplary safety practices and performance from the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA). The award was presented for best safety and health record within the 500,000+ man-hours worked category, the highest level attainable. The company's occupational safety and health performance has resulted in more than 7,000,000 man-hours worked without a lost-time accident over an eight-year period.


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, industrial and energy infrastructure, and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses.


"Whereas University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors' 7,000,000 man-hours worked without a lost-time accident over eight years, and its nine 1st place national safety awards from SMACNA since 2000 are very impressive, what's most important and what drives those results is that every single person at UMEC rededicates him and herself each and every day to working safely and staying healthy," stated Brad Thornton, President & CEO, UMEC. "Sustaining this level of commitment requires constant vigilance. We are thankful for the safety of our team, loyalty of our clients, and hope that we continue to be deserving of this recognition each and every year."


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 2013 revenues of ~$6.6B. 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 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




1200 North Sickles Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281


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