Welcome to the Spring 2010 edition of our newsletter, The Whipline.
We are pleased to provide our customers and friends with the latest news about our employees and our company. In this issue you will see the results of our industry leading safety program. In February, 98% of our employees received awards for their achievements in safety performance for 2009.

Heaton Erecting, Inc. is committed to the team approach of providing the best customer service in our industry. We consider our customers to be integral members of our team, and our success is dependent on the mutual success of our customers. Our employees are dedicated to the founding principles of our corporate recognition program - Safety, Teamwork , and Performance. During these difficult economic times, this attitude and commitment to excellence has never been more important. As owners and contractors are looking for ways to reduce costs and operate more efficiently, please remember that our excellent safety program and superior customer service will result in a greater return to your bottom line.  We look forward to partnering with you for your next crane, rigging, or specialized lift project.

Carol Heaton
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On February 4, 2010, our annual safety awards were presented to honor and recognize the achievements of "Team Heaton" for the year 2009.  Our program was created  fourteen years ago to track the safety performance of our employees, and provide a means of recognition on an individual and company wide basis. Our award criteria is very stringent and therefore winners each year have attained a high level of safety excellence. Many of our employees have been accident free for several years, as evidenced by the award levels. To provide a perspective of this accomplishment, an employee must work a minimum of five years without ANY incidents to qualify for the 10,000 hour award. We are very proud to announce the annual award winners for 2009. Please extend your congratulations to them as you see them on your jobsites or projects.


Congratulations to Trevor Merritt, our 2009 Safety Employee of the Year. Trevor has been employed with HEI since April of 1998. He began his career as a first year apprentice from Local 926 IUOE and has literally "grown up" with us at Heaton. He now is a CCO certified operator and has over 12,000 hours of accident free employment. Trevor exemplifies the fundamentals of our safety program. He is dedicated to providing the best in customer service, and many of our customers ask for him by name when renting a crane. In 2008, Trevor served as our jobsite liason and representative on the extremely difficult Atlanta Airport CONRAC project and was awarded a project safety recognition award for his contributions to the success of the job.
Team Heaton is proud to honor Trevor Merritt for his outstanding contributions and commitment to the principles of safety!

Heaton Erecting, Inc   -   (404) 363-3130   -   Forest Park, Georgia
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Honorable Mention
Greg Smith
Alvin Hancock
Wayne Woods

2nd Year
Chad Leffel
Matt Tatum

5000 Hour - HEI Safety Jacket
Richard Britt
Ben Katiuzhinsky
Jeff Moore

7500 Hour Award
Sarge Cochran
Glen Frost
Dusty Tuggle
Scott Elliott

10,000 + Hours
James Crumpler (13,176 hrs)
Bret Brady (12,721 hrs)
Jeff Haire (11,219 hrs)
Trevor Merritt (12,254 hrs)
Michael Glass (12,831 hrs)

25,000 + Hours
Roger Stanley (23,343 hrs)
Bobby Merkison (30,327 hrs)
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