Thornton Construction Co. Inc. of Miami, a member of ABC’s Florida East Coast Chapter, has been awarded Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) status by ABC. The AQC program recognizes and honors construction firms that document their commitment to excellence in five key areas of corporate responsibility: quality, safety, employee benefits, training and community relations. A company that meets these criteria and has earned Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Gold, Platinum or Diamond status can apply to be an Accredited Quality Contractor. AQC companies receive: Wide recognition within the industry and business community and with the public Authorization to use AQC language in bid documents Permission to use the AQC logo on letterhead, business cards and jobsite signs Access to AQC marketing materials such as hard hat stickers, membership plaques, etc. Points on ABC National Excellence in Construction® award submissions Mention in the December issue of ABC’s magazine, Construction Executive, as well as eligibility to purchase specially priced packages for half-page, full-page and two-page ads For more information, visit abc.org/aqc or contact firstname.lastname@example.org .