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Corps of Engineers recognizes Warren, Minn., resident Roy Lawson

Published Jan. 13, 2012
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division in Vicksburg, Miss., recently announced its selection of Corps of Engineers Grand Forks, N.D., Construction Project Office employee Roy Lawson as the recipient of its 2011 St. Paul District Safe Government Employee of the Year Award.

Mississippi Valley Division sponsors annual awards to recognize the safety accomplishments of government and contractor individuals and teams. Awards are distributed for district level and overall division-level winners. These awards encourage safe work practices in the construction and operations fields by emphasizing the value and success achieved through these practices.

Lawson, who's worked for the Corps of Engineers for seven years and is based in Grand Forks, N.D., is a construction control officer in the district's construction branch. Lawson received this award specifically for his efforts in overseeing the construction, quality, safety and environmental protection compliance for projects in Neche, N.D., and Walhalla, N.D.

“Lawson’s proactive and hands-on approach to safety has generated numerous benefits, including a safe work site for the contractor and the public,” said Jim Peak, the district’s construction branch chief. “Lawson’s expertise and guidance decreased overall contractor costs for the projects and improved design and code compliance.”

Lawson will receive his award at the annual Mississippi Valley Division/Association of General Contractors Partnering meeting in New Orleans, March 2.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, serves the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. It contributes around $175 million to the five-state district economy. The 700 employees work at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states. For more information, see


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