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Knobelsdorff Named a Top-Performing U.S. Construction Company By ABC

(Goodhue, Minn.) March 9, 2021 -- Knobelsdorff of Goodhue was ranked #96 on Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2021 Top 200 Performers list, which recognizes ABC member contractors’ in safety, quality, diversity, project excellence, and special designations, ranked by work hours. Knobelsdorff also ranked #49 on the ABC’s Top 100 General Contractors in the U.S. Eligibility requirements for the top 100 general contractors include general contractors that achieved STEP Gold or higher and earned ABC’s AQC credential in 2020, ranked by works hours.

Published as a supplement to Construction Executive magazine, the ABC Top Performers lists identify the Top 200 Performers, Top 75 Trade Contractors, Top Electrical Contractors, Top Plumbing/HVAC Contractors, Top Specialty Contractors, and Top 100 General Contractors and Top General Contractors Up to $50 million, all of which have earned the elite Accredited Quality Contractor credential, as well as the Top Performers With Special Designations.

CEO/President of Knobelsdorff Karl von Knobelsdorff said, “We are honored to be recognized as a top-performing construction company through ABC. We continue to make Jobsite safety for our people and customers a priority on every project. At the end of the day, we want everyone returning home safe.”

To be eligible, Knobelsdorff demonstrated world-class safety performance by achieving Gold status or higher in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System, which makes the top-performing contractors up to 655% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to the ABC 2021 Safety Performance Report. The Top Performers were ranked by size based on the number of hours worked in 2019, as reported in their 2020 STEP applications. ABC members that earn the AQC credential certify their commitment to quality, safety, craft and management education, talent management, inclusion, diversity and equity, and community relations.

“The common priorities in our third annual list of ABC Top Performers include culture, safety, innovation, workforce development, and driving market value,” said Michael Bellaman, president and chief executive officer of ABC. “Collaboration and adaptation created a safer, more productive job site and workplace for Knobelsdorff, and I applaud these industry leaders for setting the standard in developing people, winning work, and delivering that work safely, ethically, and profitably.”

Knobelsdorff has also received ABC’s Accredited Quality Contractor, Excellence in Construction,® and Safety Excellence awards.

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About Knobelsdorff

Knobelsdorff is a premier Electrical, Engineering, Automation, and Renewable Energy team offering endless opportunities and innovative solutions to customers across North America. Ranked #126 in Inc. 5000 Series List “fastest-growing companies in the Midwest”, Knobelsdorff has grown from 5 to 200+ employees in just one decade. With 30 plus years of industry knowledge, Knobelsdorff is a leader in the agriculture, food & beverage, grain, feed, flour & fertilizer, industrial manufacturing, mining, oil & gas, and renewable energy markets.

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