CONCRETE PLANS TO KEEP UTAH DRIVERS SAFE
February 9, 2017
Staker Parson Companies, Safety Advocates and State Law Enforcement debut new safety initiative:
Stop to Talk. Stop to Text. to educate Utah drivers and keep summer travels safe.
Draper, UT (May 23, 2016) – Staker Parson Companies, the Intermountain region’s leading construction materials and services provider, has partnered with state safety officials and the Utah Highway Patrol to eliminate distracted driving—calling particular attention to cellphone use behind the wheel. Due to a recent rise in Utah roadway deaths, and increased summer traffic on major highways, Staker Parson has extended its long-held corporate goal of Zero Harm to include all Utah drivers and travelers.
Leadership from Staker Parson Companies and the Utah Highway Patrol will join Lt. Governor Spencer Cox to launch the new Stop to Talk. Stop to Text. safety initiative at a formal press event on Thursday, June 2 at 3:00 p.m. at the Staker Parson facility located at 97 W. 13490 S. in Draper.
“We have always held a strong commitment to eliminating hazards throughout all job sites in an effort to maintain our company goal of Zero Harm,” stated Scott Parson, CEO of Staker Parson Companies. “We aim to extend this safety stewardship from our greatest asset—the employees—to all Utahns by motivating them to avoid distracted driving, particularly from cellphone use, while behind the wheel.”
The June 2 press event will feature several speakers who will share their commitment to work zone and Utah roadway safety initiatives and will encourage all Utahns to pledge their commitment to the same worthy goal. Speakers include Lt. Governor Spencer Cox; Scott Parson, president, and CEO of Staker Parson Companies; a representative from the Utah Highway Patrol; Lee Goodrich, Staker Parson employee and uncle of the late Chet Goodrich; as well as a student body officer from Corner Canyon High School. In addition to the formal speakers, several public service announcements will be on display, from wrapped concrete mixer truck barrels to advocacy and message materials featuring law enforcement and road crews working together.
“We are pleased to support Staker Parson’s safety initiative and sustain its advocacy for road safety across Utah,” said Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox. “We stand firmly behind its Stop to talk. Stop to text. initiative, and applaud public and private organizations that work together to provide a safer Utah. Together, we implore all Utahns to remember that every distracted driving incident is preventable.”
Staker Parson Companies has safely built The Preferred Source of quality sand, rock, landscape products, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, paving and construction services. We offer our customers the broadest range of quality products and services across the widest geography of any supplier in the Intermountain region. We strive for excellence through our safe employees, world-class teams, breadth of innovative products and services, and commitment to sustainability. For more information, visit www.stakerparson.com.