(SAUK RAPIDS, MN) —Rice Companies, Inc. announced it has achieved Silver in the Associated Builders and Contractor’s STEP safety management system. Founded in 1989, STEP participation demonstrates safety leadership and a cultural commitment to safety performance.
STEP applicants measure their safety processes and policies on 24 key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incidents.
“As an industry, it is our responsibility to ensure our workers go home in the same –or better—condition than when they arrived on the jobsite every day,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development. “By participating in STEP, Rice Companies leadership has demonstrated a commitment to create the conditions for all to do their work without incident. By implementing proactive safety measures, such as toolbox talks and sound substance abuse policies, Rice is committed to consistently raising the bar when it comes to safety performance.”
According to ABC’s annual Safety Performance Report, applying STEP processes dramatically improves safety performance among participants regardless of company size or type of work, and can reduce recordable incidents up to 85%, making the best performing companies 680% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average. Ratings range from Diamond, the highest, to Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Participant.
To learn more about the STEP program, visit abcstep.org.
(ALBANY, Minn.) – Rice Companies recently broke ground on a new 18,030 SF clinic in Albany, MN. With over 18,000-feet of space, the new building will include exam and minor procedure rooms for Family Medicine and Urgent Care services, a Radiology department, a Physical Therapy suite and Laboratory Services. Rice Companies is proud to partner once again with CentraCare on a successful project.
EXPANDED SERVICES WITH PURCHASE OF GOSEWISCH CONSTRUCTION in MANKATO, MINNESOTA
(SAUK RAPIDS, Minn.) – Rice Companies recently announced the purchase of Mankato-based Gosewisch
Construction, one of south central Minnesota’s leading family-owned, design/build general contractors.
“The addition of Gosewisch and its team will help Rice Companies expand our services and better serve our customers
in southern Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota,” said Chris Rice, CEO/President.
Gosewisch’s office in Mankato will be the third location and second acquisition for Rice Companies. Headquartered in
Sauk Rapids, MN, Rice Companies also has an office in Glencoe, MN. Rice acquired Cosmos-based Raske
Construction in 2013.
Rice will retain all of Gosewisch’s current staff. Gosewisch Construction, founded in 1977, was previously owned by
David Gosewisch, who is retiring.
Rice Companies offers true single-source construction services, including in-house architectural, construction
management, self-performing field services, real estate development and brokerage along with facility maintenance
services. The third-generation, 65-year old company serves the five-state area.