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Manhattan Construction Wins Two National ABC Awards

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has honored Manhattan Construction Co. with two national awards.  Manhattan Construction representatives received the awards during the 22nd  Annual ABC Excellence in Construction and National Safety Excellence Awards celebration held at Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix on Feb. 22nd.


Photo caption: Michael D. Bellaman, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) president and CEO presents Manhattan Construction Co. representatives Tony Bohnert and James Matthews with national Pyramid Award.


ABC honored Manhattan Construction as a Merit winner in the 2011 National Safety Excellence Awards Competition in the 1- 2 Million Work Hours category. The competition recognizes superior long-term performance and dedication to jobsite safety. This Merit Award affirms Manhattan’s safety program among the top in the nation.

Manhattan Construction was also bestowed the Pyramid Award in the Institutional – $25-$50 million award category for construction of the George Bush Intercontinental Airport Automated People Mover Extension – Terminal A in Houston, Texas.

“This project is an outstanding example of the innovation and commitment to superior craftsmanship that embody merit shop construction,” said Michael D. Bellaman, ABC president and CEO.

The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition, developed to honor innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.

A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year’s panel included representatives from the Design-Build Institute of America, Engineering News-Record, the American Institute of Architects, the National Association of Women in Construction, and representatives from higher education, among others.

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association with 74 chapters representing 22,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms. Visit us at

About Manhattan Construction:

Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction is consistently recognized nationally by Engineering News-Record as a top 20 general builder. Manhattan Construction operates from offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla.; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Kissimmee, Fla.; Washington, D.C.;  and Atlanta, Ga. Manhattan Construction’s building portfolio includes corporate headquarters, institutional, healthcare, office, hospitality and leisure, sports and entertainment, aviation, retail, and judicial facilities throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. For more information visit: