Date: December 4, 2003

CHANEY ENTERPRISES: ALWAYS SAFETY CONSCIENCE

Chaney Enterprises is proud to announce that it has received several prestigious safety awards for 2003. The first recognition, the 2003 Platinum S.T.E.P. award, was presented by the local Chesapeake Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Maryland. This award is achieved through the facilitation of proper safety regulations and compliance factors. It is a great honor to be one of only four companies in the region recognized at this high level of distinction. To qualify for the Platinum level, a member company must have received the STEP Gold award in 2002, and exceeded all safety regulations put forth by OSHA 300. With over 536,404 man hours, Chaney met all of these regulations and actually surpassed the minimum ranking components by 35 points. As a Platinum award winner, Chaney Enterprises safety statistics will automatically be eligible for the ABC National Safety Award.

The second award presented by The National Ready Mix Concrete Association recognizes Chaney Enterprises for its “Excellence in Safety”. The Association’s Safety Contest is a per-plant contest open to all facilities operated by NRMCA member companies in the United States. The program offers recognition for safe workers and enables the Association to compile industry-specific accident frequency information. This data collected is based on total number of cubic yards produced by a plant, the number of lost-time accidents at each plant, the number of mixer truck accidents resulting in more than $5000 damage, and the number of fatalities. It is a great honor to be recognized by this association for exceeding the industry standards in safety. The Bestgate Facility succeeded at shipping over several thousand cubic yards of concrete, without any fatalities or major trucking accidents.

The phenomenal results of these safety records are a reflection of the success of an innovative safety initiative enacted by Chaney Enterprises, Safety Director, John Santivasci, which was then carried out by Chaney’s plant operators and drivers. As a leader in the industry and community, Chaney Enterprises recognizes the great importance that safety plays in today’s working environment for both the employees and the public. This construction materials supplier, who services all of Maryland with concrete, sand, gravel and stone, concrete block, and construction materials and supplies, has been locally owned and operated for over 41 years. It operates seven ready mix concrete plants, four sand and gravel facilities, and a 19,000-square-foot contractor-grade construction materials supply store throughout the State of Maryland.