INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Top Notch of Indiana held it’s third annual Standards of Excellence Awards program honoring a select group of organizations that have earned the highest level of distinction over the past year in Indiana’s union construction industry. The awards program and luncheon took place on May 17, 2012 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in conjunction with pre-Indy 500 race festivities.
Nearly 600 guests attended the event, including a wide variety of professional tradesmen, contractors, construction users, political officials and civic leaders from around the state. The awards program was hosted by Gerry Dick of Inside Indiana Business. Special remarks were made by former Mayor of Indianapolis Bill Hudnut, currently a faculty member at Georgetown University and a Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Urban Land Institute.
Awards were presented in four categories to the following organizations: Training Excellence Award, IBEW Local 481 Indianapolis Electrical Training Institute; Union of the Year Award, Sheet Metal Workers Local 20; Contractor of the Year Award, The Hagerman Group; Labor/Management Foundation Award, Ryan Fire Protection and Sprinkler Fitters Local 669.
“From the diverse attendees to the networking events that followed, our awards program was a great day for Top Notch and our industry.” said Michelle Boyd, Executive Director of Top Notch and organizer of the awards program. “Most importantly, our 2012 award recipients were ideal representatives of the excellence that exists in the union construction industry.”
The awards program mirrors the Top Notch Standards of Excellence, which were created by Top Notch of Indiana and adopted by union tradesmen and contractors across the state. These standards cover such industry areas as training, continuing education, safety, productivity, economic development and user/owner satisfaction.
Awards for 2012 were decided upon by a distinguished panel of judges including: Thomas Snyder, Ivy Tech Community College; Matt Gutwein, Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County; Thomas Morrison, Indiana University; Jim Schellinger, CSO Architects; and Lewie Wallace, Purdue University.