Staker Parson Companies Wins Utah Best of State for 2016
February 9, 2017
Staker Parson Companies was notified today that we had been awarded the Utah Best of State medal in the Mining/Quarrying category. This marks the 13th year that Staker Parson Companies has been recognized as the Best in Utah!
Best of State recognizes the people, organizations, and businesses that are achieving, innovating, and improving the quality of life in Utah. Fifty percent of the possible points are for overall achievement and excellence in service, products, or performance – including financial performance where applicable. Another thirty percent is for innovation, creativity, and differentiation, and the remaining twenty percent is for contributions that make Utah a better place to live. In every category, there are numerous ways to show that a nominee measured up to the Best of State motto, “Excelling and Surpassing All Else.” ®The Utah construction market exhibited solid growth in 2015, and our business benefitted from that growth. We look to the future with continued optimism as we strive to safely build The Preferred Source for our customers, employees, shareholders, and neighbors.
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is the largest customer of our mined aggregates and the downstream products manufactured from those products – asphalt and concrete. We also count amongst our customers Utah’s largest commercial and residential contractors and are honored to contribute to the construction of hallmark projects across Utah. In 2015, we continued to increase the use of recycled products in our production of asphalt and concrete reducing energy consumption and improving the sustainability.
Ensuring the safety of our employees, customers, business associates, and the public is a core value embraced by everyone on our team of nearly 2,000 employees. Our safety performance has been recognized by state agencies, the federal government, and multiple industry associations. We offer extensive employee training and reinforcement and were pleased when our employees concluded 2015 working over 500,000 hours without incurring a lost-time injury. Throughout the economic downturn and recovery, we maintained excellent health and wellness insurance benefits and have increased retirement plan profit-sharing contributions benefitting all of our employees.
Our shareholders demonstrated continued commitment to Utah by continuing to invest in our fleet of trucks and equipment along with our plant network. We are committed to strengthening Utah and its communities.
We support education through the funding of programs, scholarships, and athletics. We also educate thousands of Utah fourth graders each year through our Rocks Build Our World Outreach program which dovetails with the geology science unit. We conduct a sustainability audit of over 160 sites twice each year. Our sustainability program has resulted in expanded landscaping and beautification projects similar to what the community sees along the Beck Street corridor in northern Salt Lake City. We support organizations which support our industry, Utah business and education.
It is an honor to be recognized consecutively for so many years. It is our employees and customers who have made this a possibility for Staker Parson Companies. Congratulations! Give yourselves a pat on the back and continue striving to safely build The Preferred Source for our customers, employees, shareholders, and neighbors.