2019 South Dakota Governor’s Workplace Safety & Health Award


At Interstates, safety is not only our commitment — it is one of the foundations on which we’ve built our business on. In recognition of that commitment, Interstates received a Governor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement from the South Dakota Safety Council (SDSC) on October 2 at the South Dakota Safety & Health Conference in Sioux Falls.

The SDSC awards system is compounded — a company must achieve Meritorious recognition before they can be recognized for Outstanding Achievement, and a company must achieve Outstanding Achievement before they can receive an Award of Honor. In 2018, Interstates received the Governor’s Award for Meritorious Achievement. This year, Interstates continued to demonstrate our commitment to safety by adding Outstanding Achievement to our accomplishments.

Also at the conference, Interstates was recognized by the Sioux Empire Society for Human Resource Management (SESHRM) with a Workplace Excellence Award. The award acknowledges family-friendly companies with a dedicated workforce consistently portraying a strong culture of empowerment and growth. One of our core values at Interstates is creating a collaborative workplace based on trust, integrity, and support.

“I am very proud that we have been honored with these awards. Interstates works hard to provide an environment where people have opportunities to learn and grow every day. We are extremely proud to be a company that is truly committed to its core values of safety and a supportive culture. When you work somewhere that employees tell you that you are truly cared about and treated like family, you know you work for a great company.” - Christina Cota, Director of Human Resources.

Members of the Interstates family were on hand to accept the Outstanding Achievement and Workplace Excellence awards.

Receiving the award from Interstates: Christina Cota, Director of Human Resources, Jeff Miller, Director of Project Management, Jim Vortherms, Division Manager, and Cindy Larsen, Senior HR Generalist.

Our commitment to safety and treating our team like family is at the heart of our company. We are honored to receive recognition for our commitments to safety and supportive work culture.


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