Henkel Recognized with the Oustanding Company Safety Achievement Award by Master Builders of Iowa and IOSHA

Master Builders of Iowa (MBI) held their annual Winter Conference the last week of February at Prairie Meadows Event and Conference Center in Altoona.  On the agenda was to hand out their prestigious Masters and Safety Awards to industry leaders.  In the Safety category Henkel Construction Company was the overall winner for all three awards in which we were a finalist.

Outstanding Company Safety Achievement Award – Henkel Construction

This IOSHA and MBI sponsored award has become one of the most prestigious safety awards in the State of Iowa for the construction industry.  This award recognizes the company who demonstrates the best practices in accident prevention and promotes the sharing of the industry’s best achievements to advance safety at all levels.  Henkel Construction was selected for their innovation, excellence and execution of their safety culture throughout the company and with their clients.


Safety Professional Award – Julie Weide

This award spotlights the most dedicated and innovative safety professionals and their achievements in safety both within their company and in the construction industry.  Julie Weide is Henkel’s Safety and Training Leader and was recognized as the Top Safety Professional by MBI.  She plans and implements programs to train employees in work site safety practices and provides assistance to Project Managers and Superintendents to ensure compliance with all safety programs.


Safety Champion Award – Duane Hanley

This award is given to an individual who has demonstrated commitment to the goal of high performing safety and whose efforts have had a substantial impact on overall safety of a job site.  Duane Hanley was selected as MBI’s Safety Champion for his work as Superintendent on the renovation of Marston Hall at Iowa State University.  75% of the building’s internal load bearing walls were removed to create larger, more open and modern classrooms.  During the process 17 shoring towers, extending nearly 70 feet from the roof trusses to below the basement floor temporarily supported the roof’s weight while a new steel structure was erected to support the building.