Commonwealth Electric Celebrated as One of Nebraska’s Safest Companies

May 24, 2023

Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest was recognized as one of “Nebraska’s Safest Companies” by the National Safety Council – Nebraska Chapter (NSNC) at their annual Celebration of Safety luncheon held at the LaVista Convention Center on May 15.

Governor Jim Pillen joined the luncheon to recognize Nebraska companies and individuals who focus on the safety of their employees and others. Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest, along with 114 other Nebraska companies, was honored at the luncheon as Nebraska’s Safest Companies for its dedication to outstanding safety programs. These companies have implemented safety initiatives designed to reduce injuries and save lives.

Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest has an exemplary safety record that is more than 50 percent better than national average, compared to its industry classification, and has implemented comprehensive safety programs.

“Winning a Nebraska’s Safest Company Award clearly illustrates a company’s commitment to ensuring that their team members return home safely to their families at the end of each workday,” said Eric Koeppe, President/CEO of the National Safety Council – Nebraska Chapter. “The Celebration of Safety honors the Nebraska organizations that have achieved excellence in safety this past year and we are proud to recognize their achievements in providing a safer Nebraska. We are honored that Governor Pillen joined us to recognize these Nebraska organizations.”

Keynote speaker Coach Terry Bowden spoke about leadership and the benefits of working together as a team for a common goal.


About Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest

Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest is a 100% employee-owned, full-service electrical and low voltage contractor located in Arizona, Iowa, Nebraska, and Utah. Commonwealth Electric specializes in large and small-scale commercial and industrial electrical work while offering 24/7 service, design and build assist, and pre-fabrication to ensure projects are completed with efficiency and expertise. As a leading electrical contractor in the Midwest and Southwest, we are constantly striving to achieve the best and exceed the needs and expectations of our customers. Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest is committed to excellence through our four core values: Customers, Employees, Character, and Mastery. These values propel our success by encouraging innovation, empowerment, integrity, and expertise at every level of work.


About the National Safety Council – Nebraska Chapter

Founded in 1924 as the Omaha Safety Council, the National Safety Council – Nebraska Chapter is a chapter of the National Safety Council. Their mission is to promote safety and health by providing programs, resources, education, and advocacy to reduce both the personal and economic loss associated with injuries, accidents, and health hazards. The Council is a private nonprofit organization that partners with businesses, schools, law enforcement, firefighters, hospitals, and Nebraska communities to provide education and training focused on keeping Nebraskans safe.

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