ValleyCrest Landscape celebrated its 2014 National Safety Awareness Day by rewarding four of its safest employees with new trucks.
The presentation of the trucks was a featured part of safety events held across the country, where more than 11,000 employees gathered to recognize superior performance in workplace safety.
This year marks the the 12th year that ValleyCrest has awarded new trucks. Since the tradition began, 59 trucks have been given out.
The annual giveaway reinforces the company’s deep commitment to workplace safety by encouraging employees to perform accident free work throughout the year. This year, 4,167 employees across four different U.S. safety regions were eligible to enter a drawing for a new truck.
To qualify, full-time field employees must complete one year of service with no preventable accidents and be employed by a branch that meets or exceeds the company’s threshold safety standards.
The four new truck winners for 2014 include:
- Jose Lopez: a mechanic in the Maintenance Division at the San Jose branch in Northern California, who’s been with the company for 2 years.
- Alberto Botello: an Equipment Operator in the Development Division at the Houston branch in Spring, Texas, who’s been with the company for 15 years.
- Jeffrey Yates: a Spray Technician in the Maintenance Division at the Santa Rosa Beach branch in Florida, who’s been with the company for 3 years.
- Arturo Gamboa Yangali: a Crew Leader in the Maintenance Division at the Clarksburg branch in Maryland, who’s been with the company for 6 years.
Safety is a significant component of ValleyCrest’s highly regarded training program. The company earned recognition again in 2014 as one of Training Magazine’s Top 125 companies for training, an annual ranking that honors organizations around the world that offer outstanding employer-sponsored workforce training and development.