Jack Lynch joins SAK as Safety Director

ST. LOUIS (February 04, 2010)— Jack L. Lynch has joined the management team as safety director at SAK Construction LLC, a national pipeline rehabilitation and tunneling industries contractor headquartered in the St. Louis area. SAK serves a variety of city, county and state agencies; industrial sectors; municipalities; and water and sewer cooperatives coast-to-coast.

Lynch, a certified safety manager in the National Association of Safety Professionals, brings to SAK 14 years of experience in safety management in the pipeline rehabilitation industry. His work includes designing, building and implementing safety programs and training for crews working on cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) rehabilitation in California, and on the West Coast. In addition, Lynch served in industrial production management for 17 years with Rayloc Industries, a division of Genuine Parts Co., which is the nation’s largest distributor of NAPA auto parts. He is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and the Associated General Contractors of America.

Founded in 2006, SAK Construction is led by industry veterans Jerry Shaw, president; Tom Kalishman, chairman; and Robert Affholder, vice chairman. The three SAK leaders are well known for their expertise in trenchless underground technology, including CIPP rehabilitation. Trenchless technology is particularly important today to rehabilitate the nation’s aging water and sewer infrastructure.

Recent SAK Construction projects include the $31.9 million, 3.5-mile Downtown Wastewater Tunnel for the City of Austin, Texas; a CIPP sewer rehabilitation for the Los Coyotes Water Reclamation Plant in Los Angeles, Calif.; serving as subcontractor on the CIPP portion of the Meadows Alta Parallel project for the City of Las Vegas, Nev.; a CIPP sewer rehabilitation for the City of Phoenix, Ariz., totaling more than 120,000 linear feet; and the 2,300-linear-foot, 96-inch diameter Coldwater Relief Tunnel in unincorporated St. Louis County for the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District.