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PROUD of our Employees

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The dedication and effort our employees demonstrate on the job is just one of the reasons we are passionate and excel at what we do. Just ask Levi about it. #ParsonsPROUD #culture #teamwork

Parsons would like to recognize Andy Peterson for exhibiting our core values of Responsiveness to Customers and Reliable Commitments. Andy and the Tool Department set the standard for Parsons customer service through responding to countless requests promptly and with the best safety, quality, and production solutions for our field employees. Keep up the good work, Andy! #ParsonsPROUD#Culture #Values

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Parsons Gives Back

Coffee with the CEO

Last month, a few of our new hires sat down for some coffee with Parsons President and CEO, Joel Moryn, who was a new hire in the warehouse over 30 years ago himself, for a face-to-face to answer any questions and chat about his experiences within the company. It was a great opportunity to meet the man behind the curtain and get a better feel for what Parsons stands for. Thanks Joel, for taking time out of your day to chat with our new employees! #culture #values #CEO

National Guard Pheasant Hunt

We had a great time sponsoring the Hugo Pheasant Hunt for our National Guard members returning home! Parsons is proud to support our military members through numerous organizations and events. Check out the full story here. #charity #giveback #community

Parsons in the News

AGC Construction MN Summit

Parsons was well represented at the recent AGC Construction MN Summit! Our Lean Executive Director, Perry Thompson, presented on Parsons’ Lean practices such as 5S and prefabrication and how it benefits our customers, while our Claims Manager, Bonnie Lunzer, spoke on EMR and Workers Comp Claims. To see the full listing of speakers and exhibitors, check them out at: mnconstructionsummit.com AGC MN Construction Lean safety

Gopher Athletes Set Cumulative GPA Record, With Help of Athletes Village

The University of Minnesota student athletes posted their highest cumulative GPA in school history. Many of the athletes, coaches, and teachers attribute the student’s hard-work and dedication, as well as the illustrious Athletes Village, which provided student athletes with ample resources and space to achieve their goals on and off the field. Parsons is proud to have provided technology and electrical solutions for Athletes Village during initial construction, as well as ongoing service work after completion. Congratulations to all Gopher Student Athletes! Check out the full article here: https://bit.ly/2WH0M7J UMN RTB big10 ncaa academics

Parsons Electric Awarded Annual CHASE Award

In October, Parsons was awarded the annual Construction Health and Safety Excellence (CHASE) award by the Associated General Contractors of MN (AGC). Started in 2002, the CHASE program is a partnership between Minnesota OSHA and the AGC. It was designed to recognize AGC member contractors for their safety programs and performance, including those that reduce the number of injuries, illnesses, and fatalities at participant construction industry employers. It publicly recognizes contractors with exemplary safety and health programs and site-specific plans. Parsons has received CHASE Level 2 designations since 2005, signifying our company’s demonstrated commitment to safety and incident/injury reduction. In 2013 we were recognized as the first subcontractor to achieve Level 3, which is a project-specific award. We continue to participate on several Level 3 projects.

Each and every person on our team deserves a special thanks for contributing to our safe culture at Parsons day in and day out.

Read about select past years we’ve received the CHASE Award here and here.

Parsons Receives Governor’s Safety Award of Honor

Parsons has received the Governor’s Safety Award of Honor in Occupational Safety!

Parsons Safety Team Receives Governor's Safety Award of Honor

Parsons’ Safety Team, led by Safety Director Bonnie Lunzer, accepts the Governor’s Safety Award of Honor.

The Award of Honor is the highest award given by the Minnesota Safety Council. To receive it, an organization’s DART rate (Injuries without days away, restrictions, and/or transfers) must be at least 91% better than the average company in our industry. This also includes a Safety Program Evaluation score between 91 and 100 points.

The Safety Program Evaluation looks at four areas of our safety program:

  • Responsibilities and accountabilities
  • Hazard identification, control, and analysis
  • Incident investigation
  • Communication and training

Parsons had a great safety record in 2016. In addition to the Governor’s Safety Award, Parsons qualified for and received two different awards from the National Safety Council:

  • Perfect Record Award – recognizes companies that completed a period of at least twelve consecutive months without injury that resulted in time away from work or fatality
  • Million Work Hours Award – recognizes companies that have zero work-related illness, injuries, or fatalities involving time away from work for at least 1 million consecutive hours. Parsons not only met the requirement but as of 12/31/2016, we actually achieved 3.5 million hours without a time away from work injury!

The Parsons family of companies believes every employee should go home safe and sound every night. Thank you to our entire team for making safety our culture.



PCL Names Parsons Safety Crew of the Month

PCL named the Parsons team on the Mystic Lake HCCA project one of their Safety Crews of the Month for February 2017 stating:

“Parsons Electric, as a whole, has shown their safety awareness is excellent. Their workers consistently perform their tasks safely.”

The Mystic Lake Casino Hotel & Convention Center Addition (HCCA) project includes an expansion of the existing hotel and convention center comprised of a new 180-room, 12-story hotel, and new 60,000 sq. ft. convention center. The project is set to complete by mid-December.
Thank you to everyone on the Mystic Lake team, as well as every individual at Parsons who proves that safety isn’t just a statistic, it’s our culture.