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Chaney Enterprises Wins 7th Alliance for Workplace Excellence Award

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (July 8, 2015) -- For the seventh year in a row, Chaney Enterprises’ outstanding commitment to workplace quality has earned the company an Alliance for Workplace Excellence Award, recognizing policies and best practices for the company employing a significant number of Charles County residents that lead to outstanding service for its customers.


In addition, Chaney not only received the AWE Health & Wellness Seal of Approval for the sixth consecutive year, but for the first time also earned the AWE EcoLeadership Award – making the family-owned company one of only 13 to earn all three recognitions.

Chaney is among only 61 companies in the Greater Washington metropolitan area to be named an excellent workplace, and is still the only concrete and aggregate supplier in the region to be recognized.

The judges noted Chaney’s supportive corporate culture and management practices, family and employee-friendly policies and practices, strong employee health and wellness initiatives, comprehensive growth and learning opportunities, and demonstrating corporate social responsibility benefiting many organizations in Charles County and for its employee volunteerism.

“Earning the Workplace Excellence Award for seven straight years is a great honor, and one we continue to be very proud of,” said William F. “Bill” Childs, IV, president and CEO. “We know our commitment to providing our employees with the best possible place to work and grow is essential to providing our customers with the excellent service they have come to expect. That our longtime commitment to environmentally sustainable business practices could also be recognized makes this year’s awards especially gratifying.”

Chaney joins only 31 other companies to earn the AWE Health & Wellness Seal of Approval, which recognizes companies for promoting professional fulfillment and personal wellness at work, home and in the community. The company is one of only 12 other companies to receive the EcoLeadership Award, which recognizes visionary employers that are paving the way for environmentally sustainable workplaces with a demonstrated commitment to waste minimization, water conservation, pollution prevention, environmentally-conscious travel and energy efficiency.

All Chaney employees receive a comprehensive and affordable wellness program and Chaney Enterprises pays 80 percent of an employee’s health benefit. The company also covers another 50 percent of out-of-pocket costs for employees who participate in the Wellness Program and Health Assessment.

All award recipients undergo a rigorous assessment process led by an independent review panel of business professional and master’s and Ph.D. level students in the fields of business, industrial and organizational psychology, human resources, environmental science and public health. This is the 16th year AWE has recognized companies for their commitment to maintaining excellent workplaces.

The theme for this year’s awards event held in Gaithersburg was “The Future of Workplace Excellence.” The awards luncheon featured a keynote address by Michele Norris, president of Navigen Leadership, LLC.

About AWE
The Alliance for Workplace Excellence is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 by Montgomery County and Discovery Communications. Over the past 16 years, AWE has been dedicated to empowering employers to build excellence in the workplace as a means of supporting the quality of life for employees, their families, and the community at-large. AWE is dedicated to increasing the number of excellent workplaces within the business community through education and recognition, as a means to enhance the quality of life of its citizens and empower economic growth.

About Chaney Enterprises
Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Gambrills, Md., Chaney Enterprises is a concrete manufacturer, aggregate supplier and source of construction materials and supplies serving Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s, Montgomery, and St. Mary’s counties; as well as Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Virginia’s Northern Neck and Fredericksburg. The company operates 14 ready-mixed concrete plants, four sand and gravel facilities and The Concrete Store, a 19,000-square-foot, contractor-grade construction materials supply store in Waldorf, Md. For more information visit www.ChaneyEnterprises.com.

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