The PENTA Building Group to Host Safety Kick-Off Event in Phoenix, Feb. 27

Contractor concludes 2020 safety tour addressing construction safety  with hundreds of workers across California, Nevada and Arizona

Commercial contractor The PENTA Building Group (PENTA) will host the last of four safety events that spanned the southwest U.S. Its 12th Annual Safety Kick-Off in February aims ensure safety remains top-of-mind for those in the construction industry as well as its employees, subcontractors and partners. The event will be held on Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. in Phoenix, Arizona at Kimpton Hotel Palomar, 2 East Jefferson St.

Prior to its visit in Phoenix, PENTA also addressed jobsite safety with hundreds of construction workers in the various markets it operates, including Glendale, California; San Bernardino, California; and Las Vegas, Nevada.

“When trips, falls, shocks or other hazards can be a matter of life and death on a construction site, leaders in our industry have a major responsibility to instill a dynamic safety culture, so that all workers can return home safely after every work shift,” said John Cannito, President of The PENTA Building Group. “Safety is a vital life force for any organization. That’s why we welcome our industry peers and colleagues to join us at one of this year’s Safety Kick-Off events.”

The event will include expanded safety expos complete with industry vendors and safety equipment; the unveiling of PENTA’s 2020 safety campaign; an award ceremony honoring individuals and companies with exemplary dedication to safety; and renowned motivational speaker, author and professional U.S. tennis player Roger Crawford as keynote speaker. Despite his disadvantage of four impaired limbs, Crawford learned how to defeat able-bodied players and is an NCAA Division I Hall of Fame athlete.

Throughout its 20-year history, PENTA has maintained an Experience Modification Rating (EMR) significantly below the national average of 1.0. A staple component to PENTA’s annual safety campaign includes quarterly Safety Stand-Down events, where job sites temporarily halt all work to address and educate different aspects of safety, including preventing struck-by and caught in-between hazards, falls, electrical safety and the risks associated with sun exposure.

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About The PENTA Building Group

The PENTA Building Group is a nationally recognized commercial contractor with offices across the Southwest United States and active projects in Southern Nevada, California and Arizona. It is privately held company possessing an impressive financial statement, bonding capacity and a commendable safety record. As a general contractor, construction manager and concrete subcontractor, the company partners with every member of the development, design and construction team to build a variety of projects ranging in size and scope. The success and experience of PENTA spans a wide variety of market segments including commercial, education, healthcare, industrial, hospitality/entertainment, gaming, Native American, retail/tenant improvements, parking structures, and public works. PENTA’s accolades include being named by the Los Angeles Journal as the #3 Best Place to Work in Los Angeles (medium business) in 2018, having been named #1 that category in 2015; awarded the 2018 NCA J.A. Tiberti Spirit Award for its innovative approaches to industry development and regulatory efforts as well as community involvement, named the 2015 Southwest Contractor of the Year by Engineering News Record (ENR) and the 2016 Contractor of the Year by NCA/AGC, is continually ranked annually among ENR’s top 400 national general contracting firms and top 200 CMAR firms in addition to receiving countless project and safety awards. For more information, visit or connect on Twitter (@PentaBG), Facebook and/or LinkedIn.

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