Geotechnical construction firm Hayward Baker has been awarded the ADSC’s Rick Marshall Commitment to Excellence in Safety Award, topping off this year’s crop of awardees.

ADSC – The International Association of Foundation Drilling, calls the Rick Marshall award a “special” one for companies “whose proactive commitment to providing a safe workplace is of such a superior quality that it deserves special recognition.” Criteria include a safety program and culture at all levels, as well as a company-wide Safety Director position that ensures adherence.

Another marque award, the Dave White Memorial Award, went to Bay Shore Systems Inc., a Rathdrum, Idaho-based manufacturer of the LoDrill excavator drilling attachment and other foundations drilling equipment. The Dave White award recognizes company efforts to improve an existing safety program. The award carries the name of the ADSC’s first Safety Committee Director, the late Dave White.

Other Safety Award Winners this year include:

  • Aldridge Electric
  • Bauer Foundations Canada
  • Bauer-Pileco Inc.
  • Berkel and Company Contractors Inc.
  • Cajun Deep Foundations
  • Case Atlantic Company
  • CJ Drilling
  • C.J. Mahan Construction Co.
  • Condon Johnson & Associates
  • Control Chemical Corporation
  • Deep Foundations Contractors
  • DynaGrid Construction Group
  • Earthcore Services
  • EBS Geostructural Inc.
  • Groundhog Foundation Drilling
  • Hayes Drilling Inc.
  • HC Matcon Inc.
  • HCM Contractors
  • Keller Canada
  • Malcolm Drilling Company
  • McKinney Drilling Company
  • Midwest Drilled Foundations and Engineering
  • Moretrench
  • Posillico Civil Inc.
  • Precision Drilling
  • Richard Goettle Inc.
  • Seaboard Foundations
  • Sharps Construction Services
  • Taylor Ridge Drilled Foundations
  • TEI Rock Drills
  • Underpinning and Foundation Skanska
  • Voges Drilling Company

In other news, registration opens soon for the International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo (IFCEE), the joint expo and education conference put on by the ADSC, the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), the Geo-Institute of American Society of Civil Engineers (G-I ASCE) and the Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA). It’s billed as the “world’s largest exhibit show dedicated solely to the foundation industry.” The event will include educational presentations, the latest in foundations technology and networking opportunities with contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and engineers across a range of industries.

IFCEE takes place March 17-21, 2015, in San Antonio, Texas.

Registration opens Oct. 15, 2014, and attendees who sign up by Nov. 15 receive $200 off the full registration rate of $815. Find out more at

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