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New River Electrical Selected for 2024 CCO Employer Award

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – New River Electrical has been honored by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (CCO) for its unwavering commitment to safety through the certification of its employees.

“Receiving this award for three consecutive years is a true testament to the dedication of our crews, our unwavering commitment to safety, and our rigorous training standards. At New River, we firmly believe that a job is only successful when every single one of our employees returns home safely. This recognition further motivates us to continue prioritizing the well-being and safety of our team,” says Jason Lester, Manager of Safety Operations.

This esteemed Employer Award underscores our dedication to excellence in training, recruitment, and safety standards within the industry. “By ensuring their personnel attains the highest CCO certification standard, NRE elevates safety awareness across the organization and industry as a whole,” remarked CCO CEO Thom Sicklesteel.

According to CCO Marketing Director Tara Whittington, “CCO’s Employer Awards serve as a testament to safety-focused employers like New River Electrical, showcasing their dedication to safety to clients, prospective clients, and employees. NRE has proactively invested in equipping its workforce with the knowledge and skills necessary for safe job performance.”

New River Electrical joins an elite group of companies recognized for their steadfast commitment to safety through CCO certification. The award is based on testing volume in 2023, with New River Electrical ranking among the top 24 companies out of thousands of unique employers identified for sending the highest number of candidates through CCO testing.


About New River Electrical

New River Electrical Corporation is a nationwide, 100% employee-owned electrical contractor working in high-voltage construction and maintenance of electrical utility and industrial customers. Established in 1953, NRE employs over 1,800 people and is registered to conduct business in 38 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. They have office locations in Cloverdale, VA, Westerville, OH, and Granville, OH.