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The Miss Utility Damage Prevention Committee Presents the 2012-2013 Dig Smart Awards

The Miss Utility Damage Prevention Committee holds the annual Dig Smart Awards as part of its quest to promote underground utility safety and recognize those who steadily work toward damage prevention. This year the committee reviewed entries from some of the safest contractors in Maryland and Washington, D.C., making it a challenge to pick just two winners.

The 2012-2013 Dig Smart Awards winners are Pleasants Construction for Maryland and Fort Myer Construction for Washington, D.C. These two outstanding organizations were chosen from a group of excellent nominations from contractors across Maryland and the District of Columbia. The two winners were determined after a review of each company’s damage prevention practices by a select panel of industry experts.

Pleasants Construction, based in Clarksburg, Md., in Montgomery County, has been providing superior site development solutions to the greater Washington Metropolitan area for more than four decades. Its services include clearing, demolition, earthwork, site utilities, erosion control, stormwater management, soil cement modification and paving.

Headquartered in Washington D.C., Fort Myer Construction focuses on an array of infrastructure construction disciplines. Fort Myer Construction self-performs critical work items including earthwork, excavation, concrete and asphalt paving, site development, and foundations and structures. In addition, the company owns and operates multiple asphalt plants, offering customers various federal and state approved mixes.

B. Frank Joy, LLC receives this year’s Dig Smart Excellence Award. This award recognizes companies that have been awarded the Dig Smart Award on three different occasions in the past and are maintaining the highest level of safety standards. B. Frank Joy, LLC specializes in the installation, maintenance and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure for the public and private sectors.

Gray & Son, Inc. is the recipient of this year’s Dig Smart Honorable Mention Award. The company is a leading contractor in the Baltimore metropolitan area for both private and public construction projects. The company specializes in asphalt paving, land excavating, utilities, concrete, soil stabilization, sediment control, storm water management and commercial snow removal. Gray & Son, Inc. was the recipient of the 2011 – 2012 Dig Smart Award for Maryland.

Congratulations to the four companies recognized this year and thank you to all organizations who submitted nominations.

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