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Valdes BEP Certified Under Illinois Department of Central Management Services

Valdes BEP Certified Under Illinois Department of Central Management Services

Valdes Engineering Company has been granted certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) under the Business Enterprise Program (BEP) within the Illinois Department of Central Management Services and is prepared to support our clients with their public sector projects within Illinois, especially projects within the Capital Development Board (CDB) portfolio.    

Valdes Places Among the Top Eight That Innovate

Valdes Places Among the Top Eight That Innovate

At the most recent Diversity Alliance for Science GeoCluster Conference, Valdes Engineering Company was selected as one of the top eight companies for the innovative technologies it uses in its design process to save clients time and money. Valdes ultimately placed second overall in the competition. 

Valdes Certified By The Supplier Clearinghouse

Valdes Certified By The Supplier Clearinghouse

Valdes Engineering Company was certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by The Supplier Clearinghouse of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and can support our clients' public sector work in California. 

Valdes Receives NWIBRT Safety Excellence Award

Valdes Receives NWIBRT Safety Excellence Award

Valdes Safety Director Brian Fordon accepted the Northwest Indiana Business RoundTable (NWIBRT) Safety Excellence Award from Don Bull, NWIBRT Executive Committee Chairman and NIPSCO Director of Outage Management and Systems Engineering. 

“This award is a direct result of everyone at Valdes making the effort each and every day to work safe. Our company’s dedication and success to safety was instrumental in receiving this award for the 6th consecutive year. Thank you to everyone on the Valdes Team,” said Brian Fordon, Director of Safety at Valdes Engineering Company.

Valdes Team Talks Process Safety Management

Valdes Team Talks Process Safety Management

At Valdes, safety is our first priority. Our teammates collaborated to discuss the importance of Process Safety Management (PSM) and the responsibility companies have to make every necessary effort to provide a safe working environment.

Read the full article here: Process Safety Management

Valdes Team Talks Project Management

Valdes Team Talks Project Management

Valdes teammates come together to discuss the value of project management, as well as the key elements that make projects successful, no matter the industry. 

Read the full article here: What Makes a Project Successful?

Building the Future

Building the Future

Thank you to our Valdes Employees for taking time out of their day to meet with high school students and build bridges out of toothpicks and gummy drops. What a fun opportunity to interact with future engineers!

National Engineers Week

National Engineers Week

The Latin word for "Engineer" means "to create." In honor of National Engineers Week, Valdes employees were encouraged to test their creativity by participating in a Mouse Trap Car Competition. Working together, our employees built race cars out of everyday household items... using only the spring on the mouse trap to power the car!

Valdes Jumps in with ComEd at the Chicago Polar Plunge

Valdes Jumps in with ComEd at the Chicago Polar Plunge

Members of Valdes braved the 15° weather and ran into Lake Michigan for the Chicago Polar Plunge. Thank you to our friends at ComEd for inviting us to join their team and raise money for the Special Olympics!

ASME B31.1 Section Committee

ASME B31.1 Section Committee

Valdes Employee Cliff Tetrault attended the ASME (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers) B31.1 Section Committee on Power Piping in New Orleans. During this meeting, he sat on the panel and discussed engineering standards for pipe stress analysis in the field. What an honor to be a part of this event!

Gold Award and Meritorious Performance Awards

Gold Award and Meritorious Performance Awards

We are pleased to announce that the Three Rivers Manufacturing Association awarded us with the Gold Award and Meritorious Performance Award for working without an OSHA recordable injury! Thank you to all our Valdes Employees for ensuring quality and safety on every project, for every client.

ExxonMobil Merit Safety Award

ExxonMobil Merit Safety Award

We are honored to receive the ExxonMobil Merit Safety Award. With ZERO OSHA Recordables in the past 8 years and over 2,500,000 hours worked injury FREE, Valdes strives to continue this trend.

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots

To spread more Holiday Cheer, Valdes Employees collected and donated toys to the Chicago Toys for Tots. We hope the children are having fun with them!

Merit Safety Award

Merit Safety Award

We are thrilled to be recognized at the 24th Annual "Contractor Safety Awards" hosted by ExxonMobil. It has been an absolute honor and privilege to have worked so closely together with such a fantastic company over the years. Here's to many more strong and influential years to come!

Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable Award for Safety Excellence

Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable Award for Safety Excellence

The Valdes Team is proud to bring home the "Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable Award for Safety Excellence"! The Safety Awards Banquet recognizes the people and companies that go above and beyond the norm by demonstrating exceptional capabilities and standards in reducing or eliminating hazards across a variety of construction projects and settings.

Gold Award and Meritorious Performance Awards

Gold Award and Meritorious Performance Awards

Thank you Three Rivers Manufacturing Association for honoring us with two safety awards for working without a recordable injury! Valdes team members were thrilled to receive the Gold Award and Meritorious Performance Award with other members of the Three Rivers community.

CITGO / MDA Driving for a Cure Golf Outing

CITGO / MDA Driving for a Cure Golf Outing

Valdes and CITGO team members participated in the annual CITGO / MDA Driving for a Cure Golf Outing in June. The outing raised $650,000 and the money is used to send hundreds of children with muscle disease to MDA Summer Camp! Thank you to the MDA and CITGO for putting this great event on every year.

 

To learn more about the Chicagoland and Northern Illinois MDA, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MDAChicagolandandNorthernIllinois/

Valdes Received “Contractor Safety Award for Excellence”

Valdes Received “Contractor Safety Award for Excellence”

Valdes was honored to receive the “Contractor Safety Award for Excellence” from the Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable (NWIBRT) during their annual awards banquet. The award is given to companies who demonstrate their dedication to safety at all of their client facilities. Safety is a top priority at Valdes and we continue to be one-hundred percent committed to avoiding work related incidents and injuries.

We were “freezing for a reason” at the Chicago Polar Plunge!

We were “freezing for a reason” at the Chicago Polar Plunge!

Members of Valdes participated in Chicago’s Polar Plunge which benefited the Special Olympics of Chicago. The Plunge raised over $1.5 million dollars which directly supports year-round sports training and athletic competitions in a variety of Olympic-style sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Valdes was proud to participate and is excited for next year’s plunge!

 

To learn more and/or participate next year, visit http://sochicago.org/polar-plunge/

“Merging Safety and Quality Assurance” – POWER Magazine Feature

“Merging Safety and Quality Assurance” – POWER Magazine Feature

Written by Valdes' Brandon Bell, P.E., a POWER Magazine Contributing Editor, the feature includes insight on how Valdes has been able to improve its total recordable injury rate, merge its safety and quality departments and make company investments to make the workplace safer.

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