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Cupertino Electric Earns Top Safety Awards, Tops Industry Lists

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Electrical Firm Earns PG&E "Safety Supplier of the Year" Award and Third Consecutive "Safety Award of Excellence" from AGC of California

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Construction and engineering firm Cupertino Electric, Inc. today announced that it has won the "2013 Safety Supplier of the Year" award from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for the safe, successful completion of two utility-scale, solar projects earlier this year totaling 30 megawatts (MW). In addition, the company was awarded the "Safety Award of Excellence" from the Associated General Contractors of California for the third consecutive year in a Southern California ceremony on Friday, November 1, 2013.

About the PG&E "Safety Supplier of the Year" Award"We congratulate Cupertino Electric on this prestigious recognition and are sincerely thankful for their safe work practices, culture and results on PG&E's solar projects," said Randy Livingston, vice president of power generation for PG&E.

PG&E's Supply Chain organization announced the winners of its annual awards at a ceremony Monday, October 28, 2013, in San Ramon, California. Cupertino Electric was recognized with the safety-focused award based on the company's demonstrated leadership in helping PG&E deliver safe, reliable and affordable gas and utility service to customers.

"We are honored and humbled by the recognition from PG&E for our industry-leading safety program," said Paul Aggarwal, vice president of operations for the Energy Alternatives Division of Cupertino Electric. "We are forever grateful for the truly collaborative approach PG&E has always employed on every one of our projects. Working safely in construction is truly a team effort that requires the support and commitment of everyone on the jobsite: customers, partners and subcontractors. We have a great extended team and are proud to share this award with them."

About the AGC of California "Safety Awards of Excellence"For the third consecutive year, Cupertino Electric has been awarded the "Safety Awards of Excellence" by the Associated General Contractors of California in the category reserved for specialty contractors working more than 1 million hours in 2012. "Safety Awards of Excellence" honorees are judged on their management commitment to safety, occupational health management, risk control, employee participation, safety training, jobsite hazard identification control and safety program innovation.

"As Cupertino Electric continues to expand into new markets and geographies, I am extremely proud of our ability to maintain our culture of safety through employee outreach and engagement, a strong management commitment and a focus on constant improvement," said Patricia Becker, director of corporate safety at Cupertino Electric. "Being recognized once is great. Being recognized three times in three years is amazing. We are fortunate to work with so many great partners and subcontractors who openly share best practices and who support our safety efforts, whether in the office or on the jobsite."

About Cupertino Electric, Inc.Cupertino Electric is a nationally-ranked, private company headquartered in San Jose, Calif. that has provided expert engineering and construction services for a constantly evolving world for nearly 60 years. Cupertino designs and installs custom electrical solutions for clients in a variety of industries, including biotech, commercial, data center, education, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, solar, and transmission and distribution. The company's Energy Alternatives Division engineers, procures, constructs and maintains renewable energy solutions.