Construction and engineering company Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI) recently announced it has been awarded the Associated General Contractors of California (AGC) Safety Awards of Excellence in the category reserved for specialty contractors working more than 1 million hours in 2010. The awards were unveiled at a special ceremony in Palm Springs, Calif., on October 28."While we are extremely proud to be recognized for our construction and engineering efforts, it is such an honor to be recognized by the AGC of California for our laser-like focus on safety,” said John Boncher, president and CEO of Cupertino Electric, Inc. ”By making safety a cultural value, and not just a shifting priority, we have been able to make year-over-year reductions in workplace injuries and focus on effective training, communication, and planning for safety to bring people home safe at night.”