SRS Distribution Selected for New CCO Employer Award

SRS Distribution Selected for New CCO Employer Award

April 20, 2023

SRS Distribution Inc. (“SRS”) was recently commended by CCO as having demonstrated its commitment to safety by having their employees CCO-certified.

This Employer Award demonstrates that SRS strives for excellence in its hiring and training efforts and works hard to earn, maintain, and protect its safety reputation in the industry. “SRS takes the time and energy to get their personnel CCO certified to the highest certification standard, thereby raising the safety awareness of the entire company,” said CCO CEO Thom Sicklesteel.

“CCO’s Employer Awards provide a means for safety-conscious employers such as SRS to show their clients, potential clients, and employees that they are serious about safety, and that they have taken proactive steps to ensure that their employees have the knowledge and skills to perform their assigned job duties safely,” said CCO Marketing Director Tara Whittington. “CCO is delighted to welcome SRS into this pre-eminent group of companies who have distinguished themselves in their dedication to safety through their commitment to CCO certification,” she said.

CCO’s new Employer Awards are based on testing volume as indicated by candidates on their exam applications. To qualify for this Employer Award, SRS was within the top 60 companies sending the highest volume of candidates through CCO testing in 2022, out of 4,200 unique employers identified.


CCO was formed in 1995 as an independent, non-profit organization by industry to develop and administer a nationwide program for the certification of load-handling equipment operators and related personnel. Since then, CCO has administered over 1.5 million written and practical examinations and issued more than 726,000 ANSI-accredited and OSHA-compliant certifications. CCO certification, prevents innumerable incidents and accidents and, according to OSHA, saves more than 30 lives a year. For all the latest CCO news, follow them on LinkedIn (, Facebook ( or on Twitter (@NCCCOorg).

About SRS Distribution

Founded in 2008 and headquartered in McKinney, Texas, SRS Distribution has grown to become one of the largest and fastest-growing building products distributors in the United States. Since the Company’s inception, it has established a differentiated growth strategy and entrepreneurial culture that is focused on serving customers, partnering with suppliers, and attracting the industry’s best talent. SRS currently operates under a family of distinct local brands encompassing more than 700 locations across 44 states. SRS Distribution is a portfolio company of Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and Berkshire Partners LLC. For more information, visit

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