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Construction Industry Recognizes Mobil Steel as a Safety Leader

By: Mobil Steel International, Inc.

HOUSTONJuly 24, 2023PRLog — Mobil Steel International, Inc. earned its fifth consecutive Diamond Level STEP safety recognition, the top-level safety performance within the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), a national construction industry trade association representing more than 22,000 members. The Houston steel fabricator was recognized during the ABC Greater Houston Chapter membership breakfast hosted by the local chapter’s safety committee July 14.

Mobil Steel employees worked during 2022 without incurring a job-related injury that required medical care or time away from work. STEP members work nearly seven times safer than the construction industry average, according to data compiled by ABC.

ABC’s STEP initiative is a world-class safety management system credited with improving overall safety performance. The process incorporates Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. STEP also incorporates other key components of contractor safety and health programs, such as sharing safety best practices and immersing employees in a passionate safety culture. Some safety techniques implemented to prevent injuries include employing tool box talks and conducting job hazard safety evaluations.

Stepping up as a leader in the construction industry, as measured by the ABC STEP program, is a result of an engrained culture of safety cultivated over recent years at Mobil Steel, according to Leonard A. Bedell, President and CEO of Mobil Steel ( Mobil Steel recognizes employees throughout the year with safety achievement awards and safety luncheons.

“Reinforcing our commitment to safety has now established an expectation of our employees and managers that we will not compromise safety at Mobil Steel,” said Bedell.

Prior to the five consecutive years of Diamond Level safety performance, Mobil Steel employees had stepped up their safety performance each year to a higher level of achievement. The Houston steel fabricator earned its initial STEP recognition – a silver designation in 2016, moved to gold level in 2017 and platinum in 2018 before earning its first top-rank diamond classification in 2019.

Bedell is grateful for his employees’ focus and effort on safety performance while the company remains busy fabricating steel during a growing economy. “Earning the highest level National ABC STEP ( recognition for five consecutive years validates that our Mobil Steel employees have created a safe and healthy workplace,” added Bedell. “Safety is personal. When we arrive at work each day, everyone expects to return home to our loved ones in a healthy condition.”

Doing all the right things for safety to return home was a theme of OSHA Area Director Mark Briggs’ keynote address during the STEP award recognition. “Every one of us is involved in safety,” Briggs told nearly 400 ABC Houston Chapter members as he applauded ABC members for commitment to safety. “As evidenced by the number of STEP awards, ABC people are doing all the right things to get people home safely. This commitment to safety also makes business more profitable and helps companies better execute their business.”

Bedell agrees that safety is good for business “We work hard to hire and retain our talented employees. We need them here each day to produce quality work and superior service for our customers.”

About Mobil Steel International, Inc.

Mobil Steel International, Inc ( fabricates steel used in some of the world’s essential industries: chemical, manufacturing, petroleum, communication, clean fuels, and power utilities, as well as commercial construction. Mobil Steel, which has been at its South Wayside Drive facility in Houston for more than 50 years, has a production capacity of more than 1,000 tons per month in its 80,000 square feet of plant and office facilities under roof, providing flexibility to manage multiple projects. The 8.5-acre site is located within major freeway access to the refining and petrochemical complex in the Gulf Coast region.  Mobil Steel is quality certified by the American Institute of Steel Construction ( (AISC). Mobil Steel is active in Associated Builders and Contractors (, Associated General Contractors (, Association of Chemical Industry of Texas (, and American Welding Society ( The company is a sponsoring member of Economic Alliance Houston Port Region ( and a member of the East End, Pasadena and Pearland Chambers of Commerce. Mobil Steel is a registered small business with the Small Business Administration. For information about Mobil Steel visit

Industry Leaders and Legends to Be Honored at Prestigious Celebration

Hall of Fame members Steve Ames, John Iannotte, and Mitch Williams are among the industry icons who will be recognized at the SEMA Leaders & Legends Gala


Tickets for the 2023 SEMA Leaders & Legends Gala, to honor this years Hall of Fame members and fellow industry leaders, are now available The prestigious annual celebration is open to the industry and will be held Friday, July 21, at the Anaheim Marriot in Anaheim, Calif.

The SEMA Leaders & Legends Gala is among our associations most iconic events, said SEMA President and CEO Mike Spagnola. As the events name implies, the Gala honors excellence and achievement, especially as embodied in our SEMA Hall of Fame inductees.

Formerly known as the SEMA Awards Gala, the SEMA Leaders & Legends Gala will honor incoming and outgoing members of the SEMA Board of Directors, industry leaders and volunteers, and 2023 SEMA Hall of Fame inductees Steve Ames, John Iannotte, and Mitch Williams.

The SEMA Cares Pinewood Drags, a cherished Gala tradition, will run in conjunction with the Gala, offering industry participants opportunities to sponsor a child-built pinewood racecar or challenge industry colleagues in head-to-head competition. The races, which are run throughout the Friday reception and into the evening, support SEMA Cares, a group that unites the automotive aftermarket to raise funds for various charities, including the Austin Hatcher Foundation, Childhelp, and Victory Junction.

Its a great opportunity to come together mid-year and recognize those who have made extraordinary contributions to the industry, said Spagnola. Im looking forward to celebrating with friends and colleagues.

For more information and to secure a seat or table at the exclusive event, For more information about SEMA Cares or to sponsor a SEMA Pinewood Drags race car,

About SEMA

SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $51.8 billion specialty-automotive industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. Association resources include market research, legislative advocacy, training and product development support, as well as leading trade shows such as the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nev., and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, Ind. For more information,,,

Music Industry Veteran Dr. Logan H. Westbrooks Releases Book on the Anatomy of the Music Industry –

Los Angeles, CA – WEBWIRE

Dr. Logan H. Westbrooks, a music industry veteran with over 30 years of experience, has released a new book titled The Anatomy of the Music Industry: How the Game Was & How the Game Has Changed. The book features insights and advice from over 30 industry experts who have worked at major labels such as CBS Records, Capitol Records, Billboard, and more.

In The Anatomy of the Music Industry, Dr. Westbrooks shares his knowledge of the music business, covering topics such as artist development, marketing, promotion, management, and more. The book provides an in-depth look at how the industry has evolved over the years, and what artists and professionals can do to succeed in todays digital age.

Readers will gain valuable insights into the inner workings of the music industry and learn from the experiences of industry experts such as Kedar Massenburg, Steve McKeever, and Steve Salem. Dr. Westbrooks extensive experience working with artists such as Sly and The Family Stone, Carlos Santana, and The Jackson 5, among others, make his insights invaluable to anyone looking to succeed in the music industry.

The Anatomy of the Music Industry is a must-read for anyone interested in music, whether they are artists, producers, promoters, marketers, managers, conductors, arrangers, educators, or fans. The book is available for purchase on Amazon at

The Anatomy of the Music Industry: How the Game Was & How the Game Has Changed
Author: Dr. Logan H. Westbrooks
Publisher‏: Ascent Book Publishing (August 7, 2015)
Language‏: English
Paperback: 324 pages
ISBN-10‏: 069250222X
ISBN-13‏: 978-0692502228

About the Author
Dr. Logan H. Westbrooks is one of the first African Americans to work as a major label Music Executive. His impact in the music industry is undeniable. Dr. Westbrooks is recognized as a pioneer who paved the way for African American Music Executives of today.

Hong Kong – Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme promotes occupational safety and health culture (with photos)

Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme promotes occupational safety and health culture (with photos)


     ​The Labour Department (LD) held the 23rd Award Presentation Ceremony of the Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme today (March 26) to recognise principal contractors, sub-contractors, site personnel and frontline workers with good performances in occupational safety and health (OSH). The scheme aims at enhancing OSH awareness and fostering a culture of safety in the construction industry.
     This year’s award scheme received an overwhelming response with participation of 203 construction sites. Among them, 67 sub-contractors, 137 safety teams and 142 frontline foremen competed for awards in three categories: “Construction Sites”, “Safety Teams” and “Outstanding Frontline Foremen”. A total of 30 workers were also nominated for a “Safe Workers” award in the course of assessment. The result of the award scheme will be uploaded onto the LD homepage later.

     Speaking at the ceremony, the Commissioner for Labour, Ms May Chan, said among the 25 fatal industrial accidents that occurred last year, 17 involved the construction industry, indicating that the industry still had the highest OSH risks. The LD attaches great importance to the OSH standards in the industry. Last year, a series of promotional videos targeting different stakeholders such as contractors, workers and property owners were produced to promote safety measures required when carrying out work-above-ground activities and scaffolding work, while reminding the industry to put safety first. Going forward, the LD will continue to step up inspection and enforcement at construction sites, strengthen publicity and promotion as well as education and training so as to foster a culture of OSH in a proactive manner.
     Ms Chan added that the Bills Committee of the Legislative Council has completed its scrutiny of the Occupational Safety and Occupational Health Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2022, to overall increase the maximum penalties of the OSH legislation. The LD intends to propose the resumption of the Second Reading debate on the Bill in April and expects that the passage of the Bill will have an immediate effect on raising OSH standards in Hong Kong.
     Inaugurated in 1999, the Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme is co-organised by the LD with 15 organisations, namely the Occupation Safety and Health Council, the Development Bureau, the Hong Kong Housing Authority, the Occupational Deafness Compensation Board, the Construction Industry Council, the Pneumoconiosis Compensation Fund Board, the Hong Kong Housing Society, the Hong Kong Construction Association, the Hong Kong General Building Contractors Association, the Hong Kong Construction Sub-Contractors Association, the Hong Kong Federation of Electrical and Mechanical Contractors Limited, the Minor Works Contractor Association, the Hong Kong Association of Property Management Companies, the Hong Kong Construction Industry Employees General Union and the Federation of Hong Kong Electrical and Mechanical Industries Trade Unions.