A Fort St. John company received two honorable mentions at the Canadian Association of Oil well Drilling Contractors, Service Rig Safety Awards in Edmonton.

Grimes Well Servicing was second to Silverstar Well Servicing Limited, in the Class B category.

There are three categories, Class A, B, and C.

Class A awards contractors that worked over 170,000 man-hours in 2008. To qualify for Class B, contractors must put in 70,000 to 170,000 hours and class three, contractors work up to 70,000 man-hours in ’08.

The Chairman of Board’s Shield is awarded to the service rig contractor who achieved a better than average Total Recordable Incident Frequency for the 2008 year. Silverstar also won that award and Grimes Well Servicing also got an honorable mention.

Over 1,384 awards were handed out at the ceremony on April 18th, 2009