The Coalition for Construction Safety (CCS), a central Indiana non-profit organization created to improve construction safety, has been a vocal advocate for the construction industry for more than 25 years. CCS has remained steadfast in their mission, which articulates their dedication “to the elimination of construction and facilities maintenance jobsite injuries and illnesses with the ultimate objective of returning construction and maintenance workers home to their families, friends, and communities free from harm.”

Annually, CCS opens submissions to gift an array of awards for projects, craftsmen, and safety excellence at an evening ceremony. Each CCS organizational category (General Contractor, Trade Partner, Owner/Facilities Maintenance) competed for the Crystal Eagle – Excellence in Safety award and there is only one winner overall. A panel of volunteer judges reviewed all entries, including submission questions and safety statistics. The judges unanimously selected Shiel Sexton as this year’s winner. The Crystal Eagle is noted as “the highest honor that CCS can bestow on a company.” Shiel Sexton has won this coveted distinction only in 2003 and 1996 previously.

Shiel Sexton had an opportunity to celebrate the achievement last week at the Beer, Boots and Brats event, where CCS unveiled the statue and spoke about the decision process. 

“You guys were the clear-cut winners – one of the easiest decisions for the Crystal Eagle. Congratulations to all of you with your safety efforts! Our mission is to send our workers home safely every day, and you guys help us do that.” – Marcy Watson, Associate Director CCS.

In addition to this award, the Shiel Sexton office in Charlotte, NC brought home the 6th consecutive NC Department of Labor Gold Safety Award. Our projects Storm Trooper, Jedi, and Pike Nurseries Cornelius were awarded First Year Gold NC Department of Labor Safety Awards by Cherie Berry, Commissioner of Labor.

Shiel Sexton strives not only to teach safety, but also to demonstrate it through all facets of work. The Crystal Eagle is a reminder moving forward that safety will continue to be our top priority and set an “Expect More” standard to our partners, clients, and subcontractors.