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Building the Future in 2019

Building the Future in 2019

Thank you to our Valdes Employees for taking time out of their day to meet with high school students and build bridges out of toothpicks and gummy drops. What a fun opportunity to interact with future engineers!

National Engineers Week - February 2019

National Engineers Week - February 2019

The Latin word for "Engineer" means "to create." In honor of National Engineers Week, Valdes employees were encouraged to test their creativity by participating in a Mouse Trap Car Competition. Working together, our employees built race cars out of everyday household items... using only the spring on the mouse trap to power the car!

2018 ExxonMobil Merit Safety Award

2018 ExxonMobil Merit Safety Award

We are honored to receive the 2018 ExxonMobil Merit Safety Award. With ZERO OSHA Recordables in the past 8 years and over 2,500,000 hours worked injury FREE, Valdes strives to continue this trend.

Valdes Jumps in with ComEd at the 2019 Chicago Polar Plunge

Valdes Jumps in with ComEd at the 2019 Chicago Polar Plunge

Members of Valdes braved the 15° weather and ran into Lake Michigan for the 2019 Chicago Polar Plunge. Thank you to our friends at ComEd for inviting us to join their team and raise money for the Special Olympics!

ASME B31.1 Section Committee - January 2019

ASME B31.1 Section Committee - January 2019

Valdes Employee Cliff Tetrault attended the ASME (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers) B31.1 Section Committee on Power Piping in New Orleans. During this meeting, he sat on the panel and discussed engineering standards for pipe stress analysis in the field. What an honor to be a part of this event!

Toys for Tots - December 2018

Toys for Tots - December 2018

To spread more Holiday Cheer, Valdes Employees collected and donated toys to the Chicago Toys for Tots. We hope the children are having fun with them!

2017 Merit Safety Award

2017 Merit Safety Award

We are thrilled to be recognized at the 24th Annual "Contractor Safety Awards" hosted by ExxonMobil. It has been an absolute honor and privilege to have worked so closely together with such a fantastic company over the years. Here's to many more strong and influential years to come!

2017 Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable Award for Safety Excellence

2017 Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable Award for Safety Excellence

The Valdes Team is proud to bring home the "2017 Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable Award for Safety Excellence"! The Safety Awards Banquet recognizes the people and companies that go above and beyond the norm by demonstrating exceptional capabilities and standards in reducing or eliminating hazards across a variety of construction projects and settings.

Gold Award and Meritorious Performance Awards

Gold Award and Meritorious Performance Awards

Thank you Three Rivers Manufacturing Association for honoring us with two safety awards for working without a recordable injury in 2017! Valdes team members were thrilled to receive the Gold Award and Meritorious Performance Award with other members of the Three Rivers community.

CITGO / MDA Driving for a Cure Golf Outing

CITGO / MDA Driving for a Cure Golf Outing

Valdes and CITGO team members participated in the annual CITGO / MDA Driving for a Cure Golf Outing in June. The outing raised $650,000 and the money is used to send hundreds of children with muscle disease to MDA Summer Camp! Thank you to the MDA and CITGO for putting this great event on every year.

 

To learn more about the Chicagoland and Northern Illinois MDA, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MDAChicagolandandNorthernIllinois/

Valdes Received “Contractor Safety Award for Excellence”

Valdes Received “Contractor Safety Award for Excellence”

Valdes was honored to receive the “Contractor Safety Award for Excellence” from the Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable (NWIBRT) during their annual awards banquet. The award is given to companies who demonstrate their dedication to safety at all of their client facilities. Safety is a top priority at Valdes and we continue to be one-hundred percent committed to avoiding work related incidents and injuries.

We were “freezing for a reason” at the Chicago Polar Plunge!

We were “freezing for a reason” at the Chicago Polar Plunge!

Members of Valdes participated in Chicago’s Polar Plunge which benefited the Special Olympics of Chicago. The Plunge raised over $1.5 million dollars which directly supports year-round sports training and athletic competitions in a variety of Olympic-style sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Valdes was proud to participate and is excited for next year’s plunge!

 

To learn more and/or participate next year, visit http://sochicago.org/polar-plunge/

“Merging Safety and Quality Assurance” – POWER Magazine Feature

“Merging Safety and Quality Assurance” – POWER Magazine Feature

Written by Valdes' Brandon Bell, P.E., a POWER Magazine Contributing Editor, the feature includes insight on how Valdes has been able to improve its total recordable injury rate, merge its safety and quality departments and make company investments to make the workplace safer.

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