HOUSTON, TEXAS (Nov. 4, 2010)— Jay Marak, safety director for Houston-based Cherry, has been invited to become a member of Zurich North American Construction Roundtable. Zurich, a leading provider of commercial general liability insurance, selects individuals who are considered to be safety leaders within the construction industry for participation in the roundtable. The group, which currently consists of 35 invitees, addresses construction industry safety issues and produces white papers on solutions and recommendations that are shared within the construction industry.
Cherry serves the Gulf Coast with demolition and recycling services, which includes the recycling of more than one million tons of concrete and asphalt and approximately 40,000 tons of steel each year. Cherry is considered one of the biggest recyclers in the state of Texas.
Cherry, based in Houston, Texas, was founded in 1952 and has grown to meet and exceed the changing demands of customers, communities and governing bodies. The company’s complete cycle of capabilities includes: safety-first demolition contracting for an industrial site, office building, or home; cost-effective removal of road and highway materials; superior resources for stabilized materials; and professional recycling of demolition and other industrial waste. For more information, see www.cherrycompanies.com.
Zurich entered the U.S. market in 1912. According to Highline Data LLC (NAIC 2008), Zurich in North America (www.zurichna.com) is the second-largest writer of commercial general liability insurance and the fourth-largest commercial property-casualty insurance company, serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties and programs sectors. Zurich’s risk engineering services in the United States are provided by Zurich Services Corporation. For more information, see www.zurichna.com.