When a project is completed, it’s the end product of a collaborative effort between Austin and its many partners, including customers, architects, engineers, and subcontractors.
We pride ourselves on our beneficial partnerships with our customers. We get to know them and align our work with their aspirations for the project. We work diligently to fully understand their attitudes, desires and needs; then craft solutions that meet their project objectives.
We partner with subcontractors, suppliers, architects and engineers, and others to ensure that the owner’s objectives and priorities are fully integrated into the project approach and execution.
Austin Industries has a dedicated corporate team to promote diversity and work to engage minority, women-owned, disadvantaged businesses and small businesses opportunities to work with Austin Industries and its operating companies. As a result, we have won numerous awards for our innovative cultural diversity programs.
Austin maintains uncompromising values and ethical business practices when dealing with customers, our employee-owners, and the communities in which we work.
Austin provides leadership and funding to promote training and certification throughout the industry. We team with Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER), Construction Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF), high schools, junior colleges, and trade schools.
Vendor and suppliers are companies that provides goods or services without providing any project onsite labor to perform a specific task as part of the overall project. These include but are not limited to:
• Suppliers of equipment, parts, raw materials (steel, lumber, concrete, etc.)
• Providers of transportation, packaging, facility maintenance, rental equipment (equipment only, no labor) or commissioning services
• Any other services that don’t fit in the above categories
NOTE: These vendors will not perform any on-site trade labor as part of the overall construction or tooling project.
Austin Industries works directly with OSHA to promote safety and quality. As a major participant in the OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) since 1991, we currently have multiple STAR-designated sites and numerous Special Government Employees (SGEs) who assist with the mentoring and auditing of potential VPP participants.
VPP is designed to recognize and promote effective safety and health management on each jobsite and establish a cooperative relationship between management, labor and OSHA. Acceptance into the VPP is a rigorous process designed so only the best safety programs qualify. Austin was the first maintenance contractor to participate in OSHA’s VPP.