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Industrial | SCHECK INDUSTRIES www.GoScheck.com • Revenue: $120 million • Headquarters: Countryside, Ill. • Employees: 1,500 • Specialty: Industrial piping, boiler services and instrumentation
“Safety is more than a priority – it’s a value.” –Joe Lasky, director
of corporate safety, health and environment
smallest of jobs or the largest of them. We cannot take them for granted, and we cannot let the economy dictate the directions we take to improve the safety of our projects.”
Safety is an ongoing investment and everevolving priority for the Scheck family. At another job site – the Hemlock Semiconductor plant in Saginaw, Mich. – Bowyer points out in his presentations to employees that the safety equipment he uses – such as fire suits, harnesses and helmets – are similar to what the construction workers wear. The same campaign has been sent to Scheck projects at ConocoPhillips-Bayway and PSEG Power – both of which are in Linden, N.J. – to drive home the company’s safety message. Bowyer always emphasizes how crucial safety is to their respective professions. “The sponsorship of Mr. Bowyer has paid dividends – he is a significant asset in communicating safety to everyone,” declares Joe Lasky, director of corporate safety, health and environment. “He starts to talk about comparing safety and the life-and-death hazards associated with being a professional driver, and then relates it back to our everyday work operations.” The commitment required to host such an event is a powerful reminder to employees how important the company considers its safety programs along with the personal well-being of every man or woman on the job.
Safety always is emphasized on all of Scheck Industries’ projects – large or small.
Driving It Home
SPONSORING NASCAR FOR SAFETY IS EXPENSIVE, BUT HAVING SCHECK’S EMPLOYEES GO HOME SAFELY IS PRICELESS. BY RUSS GAGER
ike racing automobiles, fast turnaround projects associated with constructing industrial and process control plants require a high degree of safety awareness. In construction, the need for safety is not necessarily continuously apparent – but when the pavement is whizzing by you at 200 mph, its importance can equate to life, serious injuries or even death. With that in mind, Scheck Industries has experienced tremendous growth with President and CEO Richard Scheck’s sons an integral part of the senior executive team. For the last four years, Scheck Industries has sponsored personal appearances by NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer and his Cheerios racecar as the company’s official safety spokesperson. In the summer of 2010, Bowyer spoke to more than 1,300 employees of Scheck Mechanical Corp., Bechtel, ConocoPhillips and Cenovus Energy, who are building an expansion to ConocoPhillips’ Wood River Reﬁnery in Roxana, Ill. Scheck and Bechtel have partnered to build a new coker unit at the facility. Scheck’s safety mantra and awareness campaign is not a one-time promotional tool. As a 49-year tradesman from Pipe Fitters Local Union No. 597 Chicago, Rich Scheck understands firsthand the challenges and importance of safety. “If we cannot perform a job in a safe manner, it won’t be done,” Scheck always says. ”The economy is tough, and hosting safety events are not cheap, but safety can never rest,” Scheck says. “A person can be hurt on the
Scheck Industries has successfully diversified into four companies with fabrication plants and offices in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota, and it’s recently opened an office in Pennsylvania. Since opening its doors in 1984, the company has grown to be nationally recognized for its services, including process and
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Wall Works USA Inc.
Pacific Pile & Marine
Dufferin Construction – Highways 403 and 401 Projects
Natt McDougall Co.
Abhe & Svoboda Inc.
McKinney Drilling Co.
ODOT/Miller Cable Co. – Northeast Ohio ITS Project
Barnard Construction – Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Redevelopment Project
C.A. Barrs Contractor Inc.
Charles Blalock and Sons Inc.
Parsons Brinkerhoff, Hatch Mott MacDonald, Skanska USA, Dragados USA and Tutor Perini – Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement
William Charles Construction – I-39 Repaving
CB Richard Ellis Canada
The Cadillac Fairview Corp. Ltd./PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Fargo Pacific Inc.
Critchfield Pacific Inc.
Harold O’Shea Builders
Culpepper Construction Co. Inc.
Golden State Framers
Hudspeth & Associates Inc.
IMC Construction Inc.
Jones Lang LaSalle – Empire State Building Renovation and Retrofit
Econo-Malls Management Corp.
Turner Construction San Diego – New Central Library
Trotter & Morton – University of Calgary
Collavino Construction Co. Inc. – One World Trade Center
Danis Building Construction Company – The Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center
F.J. Sciame Construction Co. – Abraham Joshua Heschel School
Eckman Construction – Pinkerton Academy Freshman Building
The Hagerman Group – Parkview Whitley Hospital
Whaler Industrial Contracting Inc.
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