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On-site Safety Representatives Sarah Pike and Donovan Tilk have completed the requirements for national certification as a Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC). The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) awards this certification to individuals who meet the rigorous experience and education requirements, including passing a comprehensive examination. The examination covers the body of knowledge supervisors must have to carry-out their safety-related supervisory responsibilities and includes subjects such as hazard recognition and analysis, personal protective equipment, regulatory compliance and incident investigations.

The STSC certification is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. Those who earn the STSC Certification are recognized as having met demanding, peer-established competency requirements in supervision. A STSC must recertify every five years to maintain this certification.

The STSC certification program is operated by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Established in 1969, BCSP has nationally recognized credentials in the safety, health, and environment accredited professional and para-professional certifications. The BCSP is located in Champaign, Illinois.

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Please enjoy the latest issue of our company newsletter - the Robinson Report!

In this issue:

General Industry - Buying Construction Services
Featured Project - Perry County Memorial Hospital Emergency Department Receives Updates

Company News 
Employee News & Accomplishments
Community Activities & Events
On the Safe Side

View our latest NEWSLETTER

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Robinson Construction recently hosted nine area high school students for an Engineering Shadow Day. These juniors and sophomores, all interested in pursing a career in engineering, spent their day off school shadowing and learning from Robinson's experienced team members!
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Michael Nesslein, Billings & Accounts Receivable Manager for Robinson Construction, recently graduated from the Leadership Perryville program sponsored by the Perryville Area Chamber of Commerce. Eight qualified candidates completed the program.

Through a series of eight monthly, one-day sessions, held in various locations in and around the town, participants are educated about Perryville and local businesses. Participants meet and talk with Perryville’s leaders and through field trips, panel discussions, presentations and experiences, get a chance to learn about the city’s opportunities, needs and resources. Leadership Perryville provides a thought-provoking experience focusing on the attributes of the town, and what it means to be a leader.

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Michael Remley, STS, CHST has completed all requirements for a Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) certification. This highly respected certification is awarded by BCSP to individuals who meet eligibility criteria and experience in the safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) discipline, and have passed an examination.

Safety issues have become more complex and today’s safety professional must continually be better qualified. BCSP credential holders are among the most highly trained, educated, and experienced individuals in the safety field. Having achieved a BCSP certification shows that the individual has mastered the core competency required for professional safety practice. BCSP’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Turnbeaugh, CSP, CET, comments that “It is critical to maintain competent individuals within the SH&E industry because of the impact they have on the safety of workers and the public.” A certificant must recertify every five years to maintain a certification.

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Lorey Earns PMP Designation

Robinson Construction Company is pleased to announce that Rob Lorey, Project Manager, has earned the designation of Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI). The PMP designation demonstrates experience, education, and competency in project management and is a globally recognized standard for the project management profession.

To be eligible for the PMP certification, Rob had to meet the PMI's education and experience requirements, agree to adhere to a code of professional conduct, and pass an examination that is designed to assess one's expertise in applying the knowledge, skills, tools, and methods that are used in project management. Rob must now follow the PMI's Continuing Certification Requirements Program to maintain his PMP status.

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Paul F. Findlay, Preconstruction Coordinator for Robinson Construction Company, recently graduated from the Leadership Missouri program sponsored by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Thirty-five qualified candidates completed the 2014 Leadership Missouri program.

Leadership Missouri was founded in 1990 to identify current and emerging leaders throughout Missouri, enhance their leadership skills and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing our state. A program of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Leadership Missouri was founded on the belief that the community, just as any business or organization, requires strong leadership to grow and improve. Governor Jay Nixon serves as the Honorary Chair of the Leadership Missouri program.

The seven month program began in April with a trip to our state’s capitol in Jefferson City. Consecutive sessions were held each month in Kansas City, Rolla and Fort Leonard Wood, St. Louis, Sedalia, Joplin, and Lake Ozark. Topics included government, health care, energy and defense, transportation, agriculture, education and recovery and team building. Ron Guinn, Executive Vice President of SRC Holdings, was the keynote at the graduation ceremonies held at Tan-Tar-A in Lake Ozark. He shared SRC Holdings story of “The Great Game of Business.”

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, founded in 1923, is the largest statewide business organization in Missouri, representing almost 3,000 members. Its main purpose is to preserve a positive business climate for the state of Missouri. The Chamber is actively engaged in public affairs issues affecting business.

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Jerod Kaufman, Project Development for Robinson Construction Company, recently graduated from the Leadership South Central Kentucky (Leadership SCKY) program sponsored by the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce. Seventeen qualified candidates completed the program.

Leadership SCKY develops and educates current, promising and future leaders throughout a 10-county region. The program facilitates communication and lifelong, peer-to-peer networking among leaders within the regional community to foster region-wide economic development and community progress by serving as a catalyst for problem solving and collaboration. Seventeen individuals were chosen through a competitive selection process to participate in Leadership SCKY. During the sessions, the class studied regional strengths and challenges through lectures, discussions, tours and role-playing activities. The program began in August 2013 and ended in July 2014.

Additionally, Kaufman was chosen to participate in the 2014-2015 Leadership Hopkinsville-Christian County program through the Christian County Chamber of Commerce. The mission of the Leadership Hopkinsville-Christian County program is to systematically inform, challenge and educate the participants regarding opportunities and needs within the community. Through education, the participant will foster an awareness of the dynamics of the social and economic challenges facing our community and help to create a dialogue and rapport amongst the participants and existing community leaders.

Participation in Leadership Hopkinsville-Christian County is a competitive process open to people living or working in Christian County. It is an honor to be chosen for Leadership and program graduates are expected to remain involved in Hopkinsville-Christian County for at least the near future.

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Paul F. Findlay, Preconstruction Coordinator for Robinson Construction Company, joins an elite group of 38 Missouri business and state leaders chosen to participate in Leadership Missouri, a seven-month leadership enhancement program sponsored by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Leadership Missouri is designed to help business, government, and civic leaders better understand the diverse issues facing Missouri employers, communities, and government. Over the course of seven months, beginning in April and ending in October, participants meet each month in a different Missouri city and focus on specific challenges facing that community and our state.

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry (www.mochamber.com) was founded in 1923 and is the largest business association in Missouri, representing almost 3,000 employers providing more than 425,000 jobs for Missourians.

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Five Robinson Construction Company employees recently attended the Nucor Building System Training Seminar in Terrell, Texas. Estimators Willy Oldham and Ryan Huitt, project manager Adam Wachter, and superintendents Jeff Moldenhauer and Mike Schremp attended the four day seminar where they received instruction and training on new software, steel erection, and standing seam roof installation. All five have earned the Nucor Qualified Installer designation, which qualifies them to purchase, install, and inspect products and services offered by Nucor.

Nucor Building Systems is a leading manufacturer of metal building systems for the industrial, commercial, warehouse, community, and agricultural markets. Robinson Construction Company has been a Nucor builder for more than 10 years.

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