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Empire Scaffold Receives Third “LWCC Safest 70 Award”

BATON ROUGE, LA – March 31, 2010 -Empire Scaffold, LLC proudly announces receipt of its third LWCC Safest 70 Award from the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation (LWCC). This marks the third consecutive year that Empire Scaffold was selected to receive the award from the LWCC’s pool of approximately 20,000 eligible policyholders.

The LWCC presents the award annually to its top 70 safest policyholders based on the effectiveness of their safety efforts in preventing injuries and controlling cost. “We understand that through our loss prevention achievements, we accomplish a great deal for our employees, our company, our customers and our industry,” commented David Starkey, Director and President of Empire Scaffold.

2009 award presentation. Pictured (left to right): Robert Kusch, Vice President – Eastern Region, Empire Scaffold; Trevor Johnson, Safety & Risk Manager, Empire Scaffold; Peter Gayle, Sr. Vice President of Insurance Services, LWCC; and Ernest Sanders, Vice President – Western Region, Empire Scaffold.

About Empire Scaffold
Empire Scaffold, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sunbelt Rentals, Inc., is a full-service scaffold company and industry-leading provider of scaffold services, including rentals, sales, design and erection. Established in 2001 in Baton Rouge, LA, Empire Scaffold operates seven branches in five states with the capability to service customers nationwide. Empire Scaffold’s project history ranges from 2-person jobs to turnarounds requiring more than 500 scaffold builders, and service within the petrochemical, pulp and paper, power and utility, and shipping industries, as well as off-shore work. For more information, visit www.empirescaffold.com.