Trico Lift, a privately held full-service aerial lift company headquartered in Millville, N.J., was recently recognized by Sunoco, Inc. with a Certificate of Safety Excellence.

Sunoco, Inc. presented Trico Lift President and CEO Ken Pustizzi and Safety Vice President Steve Phillips with the 2010 Award “for having achieved excellence in Safety Performance” at the petrochemical company’s Annual Contractor Safety Recognition Luncheon.

According to Sunoco officials, the award is given to those who have demonstrated a commitment to safety at Sunoco’s Marcus Hook, Philadelphia and Frankford Plants in Pennsylvania by achieving an OSHA compliance record of no recordable injuries.

“Having been a contractor at Sunoco’s refineries since 1986, we’re very pleased to continue to be recognized for our work there,” Pustizzi said. “Their use of our equipment and services to maintain their facilities and conduct their refinery operations is a partnership we take seriously.”

Trico Lift has been previously recognized in the industry for its safe work performance having received annual awards from the American Subcontractors Association of New Jersey, the American Builders and Contractors Chesapeake Shores Chapter and the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association.

The aerial work platform company serves customers in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Gulf region markets. Its equipment fleet is made up primarily of boom lifts, scissor lifts and rough terrain forklifts and has been ranked the 14th largest in North America and among the top 50 access fleets in the world.