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DUXBURY, Mass. -- VERC Enterprises received Energi's 2013 Excellence in Risk Management Award this week for its dedication to outstanding loss prevention and safety programs.
The award was presented to VERC based on its "focused commitment to safety, implementation of risk management best practices, and willingness to learn and apply new safety techniques," as well as the company's role in setting a future standard of excellence in the industry.
Duxbury, Mass.-based VERC Enterprises operates 26 gas stations and convenience stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The company was founded in 1977 by Eugene Vercollone.
“We’re honored to receive this award and proud to be recognized for our dedication to safety and risk management best practices,” said Leo Vercollone, CEO of VERC Enterprises.
Energi, a provider of insurance and risk management programs to the energy industry, had previously recognized VERC as being the "Best of the Best" within the industry at its annual Energi Risk Management & Insurance Summit held May 24 in Orlando, Fla.
This is VERC's fourth award this year. The company previously won the Best of Plymouth Award, which is presented by the U.S. Commerce Association and recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. It also won the 2013 Accommodation Award by the MetroWest Work Opportunities Coalition, an association of agencies that provide job placement services to those with disabilities, as well as the Employer of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Association of People Supporting Employment First.