August 24, 2015

Barton Malow, MIOSHA Sign Partnership to Protect Workers During Holland Energy Park Project

Holland, MI — August 24, 2015 — Barton Malow, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) and the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) signed a formal partnership on August 20th, 2015, with the goal of zero worker injuries, accidents and near misses during the construction of a gas turbine electric power generation facility in Holland.

Barton Malow will serve as EPC Contractor for the new 145-megawatt combined cycle natural gas plant for the city of Holland, located on a 26-acre site at 5th St. and Fairbanks Avenue.  The energy park is designed to be a natural, park-like setting complete with walking paths, a waterfall and extensive natural greenery and wildflowers. The new plant will replace the outdated coal-burning James DeYoung plant.

“MIOSHA congratulates Barton Malow for its elevated standards of safety and health,” said MIOSHA Director Martha Yoder. “The agency is proud to partner with a company so dedicated to providing the highest level of worker protection on the construction of this new facility.”

Signing partners included Yoder and Barton Malow Vice President Joe Benvenuto, West Michigan Building Trades President Mark Mangione, and representatives from M.J. Electric and Progressive Mechanical, Inc.

“Partnership lies deep in our core values at Barton Malow,” said Barton Malow Vice President Joe Benvenuto. “The Holland Power Plant Project is a model example of what can be accomplished through true partnership and collaboration. To date, we have had great success with partnering with our owner, the local community, our local union trades, and our suppliers and subcontractors. This MIOSHA partnership provides the most important piece of collaboration, which is to keep our people safe. Barton Malow looks forward to a successful project and partnership.” 

Partnering employers include Progressive Mechanical, M.J. Electric, Motor City Electric, Ideal Contracting. Supporting partners also include the Holland Board of Public Works, Zachry Engineering, and Progressive AE. 

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About Barton Malow Company
Barton Malow Company provides construction services for a variety of delivery methods, as well as capabilities to increase safety, quality and productivity of its projects through the ability to self-perform trades and technology.

Barton Malow Company leads North America as one of the top performing, full service engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors in market specialties such as energy and industrial.  Within the energy market, Barton Malow builds new generation, renewable and air quality control systems (AQCS). Our vision is to build People, Projects and Communities.

We build innovative solutions through engaging cutting-edge technologies like Building Information Modeling (BIM), augmented reality, jobsite connectivity and cloud collaboration applied to our work everyday. Our team includes 1,800 people throughout 12 offices and is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan. Annual revenues exceed $1 billion. Barton Malow is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Photo: Brenda Woodman