Governor Matt Mead, the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services and its partners honored 14 Wyoming employers or individuals Wednesday at the first annual Wyoming Safety and Workforce Summit at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs.

The Wyoming Safety and Workforce Summit is a new joint effort between the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services and the following partners: the Wyoming Workforce Development Council (WWDC), the Wyoming Refining Safety Alliance, the Wyoming Contractors Association, the Wyoming Oil and Gas Industry Safety Alliance (WOGISA) and the Petroleum Association of Wyoming. The collaboration streamlines several safety conferences that were held in Wyoming and the annual Summit on Workforce Solutions into one event.

The following employers or individuals are recipients of awards at the 2013 Wyoming Safety and Workforce Summit:

 Governors Safety Awards


Large Employer: Automation & Electronics, Inc. (Casper)

Small Employer: G.M. Stewart Corporation (Evanston)

 General Industry

Large Employer: Union Telephone (Mountain View)

Small Employer: Emerald Foam Control, LLC (Cheyenne)

 Oil and Gas

Large Employer: Chevron USA, Wyoming Area

Small Employer: Suncor Energy USA Pipeline Company


Large Employer: Buckskin Mining Company (Gillette)

Small Employer: Granite Canyon Quarry (Granite Canyon)

 Mine-site contractor

Large Employer: Rail Link (Gillette)

Small Employer: Dergerstrom Convertors (Rock Springs)

 Stop Work Authority (SWA) Award

 Winner: Chevron USA

 Workforce Development 

 Winner: Betty Abbott of the Wyoming Department of Corrections.

 Outstanding Investment in Young Workers 

 Winner: PitchEngine, of Lander

 Outstanding Individual Performance 

 Winner: Rock Springs High School Career Academies