Harrington Engineering, Rocky Hill, CT, a privately held professional engineering and service provider, has been awarded the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) 2009 Platinum STEP Safety Award for the third consecutive year.

The specialized STEP curriculum is an accreditation program written by ABC member contractors to rate safety training programs. Members who have achieved STEP certification have demonstrated their dedication to keeping their workforce safe and highly trained.

The Connecticut Chapter of ABC is one of 79 chapters located throughout the United States that comprise a national association representing 25,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms.

In other news, Harrington Engineering recently made a $10,000 service contribution to the Mark Twain House & Museum, Harford, CT. The contribution is an addition to the work the firm has performed for the organization for the past 10 years.

“Harrington has been supportive for many years, and we are pleased that they have deepened their support of the Mark Twain House & Museum in the form of a service contribution," says Jeffrey Nichols, executive director of the Mark Twain House & Museum.

Harrington's contributions to the facility include general heating and air conditioning service. "In addition, we service the water source heat pump system, the chillers and the humidity and dehumidification system, which is critical for preservation of an old home such as the Mark Twain House and Museum," says Bob Lipira, marketing specialist for Harrington Engineering.

The Mark Twain House & Museum has restored the author’s Hartford home, where Twain and his family lived from 1874 to 1891, when he wrote his most important works, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. In addition to providing tours of Twain’s restored home, which is a National Historic Landmark, the institution offers a variety of activities and educational programs to illuminate Twain’s literary legacy and provide information about his life and times. (marktwainhouse.org)