Barton Malow Reaches Out to Savannah’s Minority Construction Community

Barton Malow Company and the City of Savannah’s Department of Economic Development Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Program provided a free OSHA 10-Hour Safety Class on June 24.

Nearly 30 M/WBE firms were in attendance. Sessions focused on federal safety guidelines for trenching and excavation, electrical, mechanical, scaffolds and fall protection on construction sites.

Brian Swinks, Barton Malow safety manager, facilitated the sessions. Swinks is an authorized OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Outreach Trainer for 10- and 30-hour OSHA safety courses.

A second class, scheduled for July 29 and offered in response to local demand, has attracted twice as many students.

Earnest Wright, Jr. and Alvenia Wright of Economy Masonry attended the course and had this to say, “We truly enjoyed the class you instructed on June 24. The class was very informative and enlightening. You were exciting and interesting, and the presentation was mind blowing.”

According to Philip G. Roy, vice president of Barton Malow, Atlanta, “Safety is Barton Malow’s number one priority. We’re inspired to find that the City of Savannah and its contractors have that same strong commitment.”

Savannah’s Erickson Mechanical provided lunch for all attendees.

Barton Malow Company provides construction management, design-build, program management, general contracting, technology and rigging services throughout North America.

The ISO (quality) certified company has LEED Accredited Professionals on staff and is an industry Building Information Modeling (BIM) leader.

Niche market specialties include educational, healthcare, federal, industrial, energy, sports and special event facilities.

Barton Malow has a staff of 1,300 in 13 offices and is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan.

Annual firm revenues exceed $1.5 billion. For additional information, visit

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