Press Release

University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc. Receives Award For Its Outstanding Safety Program

EMCOR Company Recognized By Client for Exemplary Safety Performance

TEMPE, AZ – June 24, 2010 – University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc. (UMEC) was recently honored for its safety program with the highest level designation---a Platinum Award---from the Contractor Safety Assessment Program (CSAP), presented on behalf of one of the country’s leading microchip manufacturers, one of UMEC’s clients.


A leading full-service mechanical contracting company in the Southwest, University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc. is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure, and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses.


Designed at Harvard, CSAP is an independent evaluation administered by ConstructSecure, Inc., which measures both historical performance and forward-looking factors within a company's safety program. A score of 95% or higher is considered outstanding performance and is recognized with a Platinum Award---UMEC’s score of 99% (both for 2009 and 2010) far surpassed that.


“At UMEC, and across the entire EMCOR organization, we are passionate about the safety of our workers and have made a commitment to the goal of achieving zero accidents so they may return home safely everyday---we are, therefore, exceedingly proud to receive this prestigious recognition,” commented Brad Thornton, President and CEO of UMEC. “The ConstructSecure program represents a high standard of measuring safety practices in the construction industry; achieving a Platinum Award puts UMEC in the unique and elite category of companies that have demonstrated exemplary safety achievement”.


UMEC’s commitment to safety is part of a multi-tiered, integrated approach that includes a zero accident program as well as a host of supporting initiatives, such as the "Be There For Life" program. This EMCOR effort is designed to educate employees and their families about the importance of safety through use of workplace posters and other creative tactics reaching employees and their families. EMCOR also conducts regional "Target Zero" safety conferences, bringing together industry experts from its operating companies and partners to share information and successful strategies.


About University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc.

University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc. in Arizona (UMEC) is a full service mechanical contractor serving the southwestern United States. The company designs, builds and commissions mechanical systems, including heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing and piping systems, for commercial, institutional, high tech, industrial and military clients. UMEC also specializes in the installation of sophisticated process piping and high-purity piping for the semi-conductor and pharmaceutical industries, and medical gas systems for the health care industry. Based in Tempe, Arizona, UMEC is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500? company with estimated 2010 revenues of $5.0 billion. EMCOR is a global leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure, and facilities services and a leading provider of critical infrastructure systems. EMCOR gives life to new structures and sustains life in existing ones by its planning, installing, operating, maintaining, and protecting the sophisticated and dynamic systems that create facility environments---such as electrical, mechanical, lighting, air conditioning, heating, security, fire protection, and power generation systems---in virtually every sector of the economy and for a diverse range of businesses, organizations and government. EMCOR represents a rare combination of broad reach with local execution, combining the strength of an industry leader with the knowledge and care of 170 locations. The 26,000 skilled employees of EMCOR have made the company, in the eyes of leading business publications, amongst the “World’s Most Admired” and “Best Managed”. EMCOR’s diversity---in terms of the services it provides, the industries it serves and the geography it spans---has enabled it to create a stable platform for sustained results. The Company’s strong financial position has enabled it to attract and retain among the best local and regional talent, to undertake and complete the most ambitious projects, and to redefine and shape the future of the construction and facilities services industry. Additional information on EMCOR can be found at