Boeing Oklahoma City Project Team Marks 300,000 Safe Work-Hours with Week-Long Celebration and Giving Back Attitude
May 3, 2016

BE&K Building Group's project team constructing a new laboratory facility for The Boeing Company in Oklahoma City recently celebrated achieving more than 300,000 work-hours without a lost-time incident. The project supports Boeing’s expansion of operations in the sustainment of defense aircraft.

This impressive milestone was marked with a week-long celebration during which our project leaders expressed their appreciation and publicly recognized the 300-plus construction workers from various trades for their outstanding safety performance. Every day began with a  subcontractor-sponsored breakfast session highlighting a different safety-related educational topic. "Fun" activities were interspersed throughout the week, including a "stretch and flex" contest and an afternoon visit from an ice cream truck. A congratulatory barbecue luncheon was held on Wednesday complete with special prizes and raffle.

The construction workforce displayed it's "brother's keeper" mindset by participating in an on-site blood drive benefiting the Oklahoma Blood Institute on Thursday afternoon. Blood donations were designated for a trade worker on the project who is having hip replacement surgery this month. A special "pass the hat" collection on another day resulted in a $450 donation to the Oklahoma team competing next month in the 2016 Donate Life Transplant Games of America in Cleveland, Ohio.  

BE&K Building Group broke ground on the new 290,000-square-foot laboratory facility last summer. This will be the third building on Boeing’s Oklahoma City campus. A summer 2016 opening is anticipated.