Newkirk Electric, along with 15 other specialty contractors and 38 general contractors, was presented with an award for outstanding safety performance in 2013. According to the AGC Michigan, the awards were determined by comparing the injury incident rate of each company. The injury incident rate is based on the the number of injury cases a firm experiences during the award year, as it relates to the total amount of work hours generated. Awards are given for General Contractors and Specialty Contractors and are divided into divisions based on total hours worked. Newkirk received the Silver Award for Division V in the Specialty Contractor's category.
Source: AGC Michigan Website