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Addressing Mental Health in the Construction Industry

  The construction industry is tough. And it attracts tough people – strong, stoic, get-it-done-at-all-costs kind of people. They power through the long days and physically demanding work to build the places we live, work and play. But sometimes being tough can make it hard to ask for help. ...

How Suicide Prevention is a Workforce Development Strategy

  Construction companies are facing two major issues: both related to the workforce: Employees in construction occupations are dying by suicide at a higher rate than any other group. The workforce available is insufficient to fill open positions resulting in a severe labor shortage. On the surface these seem...

Suicide Prevention in Construction: The Next Dimension of Safety

Over the past 25 years, a focus on improved safety practices and attention to training and prevention have reduced the rate of construction workplace fatalities by one third from 15/100,000 in 2014 to 9.5/100,000 in 2017. These statistics show that a cultural shift in attitude toward safety guided by...

SSC Featured in Fusible PVC Case Study

Underground Solutions, an infrastructure technology company, and subsidiary of Aegion recently published a case study on their Fusible PVC product, and featured SSC.  SSC completed a 900-foot long water line installation using Horizontal Directional Drilling to install casing under Arizona freeway over pass for Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. ...

How HR Can Impact Impact Suicide Prevention in the Workplace

SSC VP of Finance, Michelle Walker, CCIFP  SPHR was recently published in Construction Executive’s Online Magazine.  In her article, Michelle explains how HR leaders can address suicide and mental health in the workplace.    Read the full article here: https://bit.ly/2OJnEze

SSC VP of Finance, Michelle Walker published in Construction Executive Magazine

SSC VP of Finance, Michelle Walker, CCIFP, SPHR, was published in Construction Executive‘s Online Magazine today. In her article, Michelle explains how even small construction companies can take a leadership role in addressing suicide prevention.  

SSC profiled by Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

Specialized Services Company has been a Member of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce for many years.  SSC enjoys being an active member of the community and connecting with other business owners in the region to identify ways to collaborate more closely and improve the local area for all...

SSC featured in Trenchless Technology Magazine

SSC was featured in the December 2018 issue of Trenchless Technology Magazine.  Click the link below to view the Article on the Trenchless Technology Website: SSC Underground Deploys Drones on Trenchless Projects (VIDEO)    

"We've never been interested in being a small company. We've always wanted to be a good-sized company that offers professional opportunities for employees and provides them with great benefits and a career."

Dig Different Magazine: SSC still growing and delivering after 40+ years

Back in 1969, Marcia and Arvid Veidmark Jr. and his parents established Specialized Services Co. as a traditional opencut excavating company. Their assets consisted of nothing more than a used pickup truck, a Ditch Witch trench-ing machine and a trailer — and a contract to install underground residential telephone cables in Phoenix, Arizona. A quick fast-forward to...

Auger Boring Railroad

Auger Boring: A Key Component in Railroad Expansion

The railroad system continues to be a major component in the transportation of raw materials used in construction projects nationwide of both imported and exported products. As the current rail lines age, and demand grows, widening and improvement projects on existing tracks has created a major market for construction...

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    Richard Komzelman, Carson Construction

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    Ben Myers, Project Manager, GRG Construction

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    Michael Fossett, Project Manager, SDB Inc.

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    Patricia Riggs, Town of Gila Bend

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    Chris McCoy, Superintendent, Gilbane Building Company

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