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O'Donnell Griffin rewarded for excellence with multiple NECA Award wins

Electrical engineering and communications specialist O’Donnell Griffin has reinforced its position as an industry leader winning nine titles across four states in the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) Awards. These industry award wins demonstrate the company’s commitment to quality, training, innovation and safety across projects of all sizes.

O’Donnell Griffin won three South Australian titles, three Victorian titles, two Western Australian titles and one ACT title. As a result of these wins, the company is now a national finalist in numerous categories ranging from commercial and industrial projects to environmental efficiency and occupational health and safety.
“To take out nine state NECA Awards is a result we’re very proud of,” said O’Donnell Griffin CEO David Rafter.

“NECA is the peak industry body, so their acknowledgement of the high quality work O’Donnell Griffin is doing around the country is a real compliment to our team. Our customers’ projects are delivered by highly skilled, innovative and committed people, and these awards are great recognition for them and for O’Donnell Griffin’s focus on continual improvement and exceptional results,” David said.

The Victorian awards were the first to be announced, with O’Donnell Griffin winning in three of the four categories it entered, which included;

  • Occupational Health and Safety, for their Incident Investigation Process
  • Industrial Small Project, for their work at Crown Entertainment on the Generator Step-up Transformer Refurbishment Project
  • Industrial Large Project, for the electrical installation at Telstra’s Clayton Operations Building upgrade.  

 “Safety is at the heart of everything we do, and we know it’s incredibly important for our customers, so it’s especially thrilling to be recognised for our safety initiatives,” said David.

The South Australian Awards followed with wins in the Apprentice of the Year category and Industrial Large Project category for their Glenside Power Cooling and Support Capacity upgrade works. This project also won the prestigious South Australia Perpetual Award for best project across all categories.

“We were also very proud to see our Industrial division apprentice Michael Cirocco take out the South Australian Apprentice of the Year title. Michael has worked hard to earn this honour, and the award is a testament to his work ethic and skills,” David said.
In Western Australia, O’Donnell Griffin claimed the coveted Environment and Energy Efficiency Award for a project to install a large and complex solar power system at the Perth Zoo. The WA team also won the Commercial Large Project title for major electrical services at the new performing arts venue at the landmark State Theatre Centre of WA.

The ACT award was also in the Commercial Large Project category, for a major project at the Canberra Airport Multi User Terminal, Southern Concourse.

“We’ve been fortunate to be involved in some exciting and innovative projects and we’re very pleased to be recognised for the work we do in order to deliver the very highest quality results for our customers,” David said.

The state-winning entries are now all in contention for the national award titles, to be announced in October. 

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