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Hooper’s emphasis on safety has shown for more than a century

By: Jimmy Nesbitt//February 19, 2021//

Hooper’s emphasis on safety has shown for more than a century

By: Jimmy Nesbitt//February 19, 2021//

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Hooper Corp.

Safety is the driving force that defines Hooper Corp.

Besides offering standard training programs, the company promotes opportunities for recognition and safety awareness on topics that are meaningful both on and off jobsites.

Field workers who demonstrate good safety practices can enter for monthly raffle prizes and an end-of-year grand-prize drawing. Examples of some of the incentives up for grabs include all-expense-paid trips, shopping sprees and other high-end giveaways. Branded clothing and other custom items are also be provided to staff employees when they reach milestone safety goals.

“The craft workers who are out there doing the job every day are where safety really happens,” said Steve Lindley, company president. “I am proud of all of those individuals and how they embrace our safety culture and day-in and day-out maintain safety as their priority. They regularly make great decisions that maintain jobsite safety.”

The company’s Safety Department is regarded highly throughout the country. Collectively, employees at Hooper Corp. have worked more than 3.5 million hours with no lost time because of injuries.

The company was founded in 1913 and has more than a century of excellence in specialized construction services and design. It began as a heating and piping contractor and has since added diversified mechanical and electric-power divisions.

Headquartered in Madison, Hooper Corp. employs around 1,100 people and serves customers throughout the continental U.S. and Canada.

Like all companies, Hooper has had to make changes to keep its workers safe during the pandemic. Lindley, who has been with the company for 13 years, said employees are generally very good about keeping their distance from each other.

“Certainly, virtual meetings work well in many cases and the technology has greatly improved, but in certain cases it just isn’t the same,” he said.


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