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A Nationwide Safety Upgrade

Kent Companies Converts to KASK Safety Helmets Innovations in building technology and materials are found across the concrete construction industry, yet one component of worker safety has remained unchanged for nearly 60 years. The traditional hard hat is an icon on construction job sites. But, do they provide complete protection […]

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[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] – “The biggest opportunity for Division 110 is clear,” shared Executive Vice President Matt Fennema. “It’s empowering the people on our team to take this organization to the next level.” Fennema and Director of Operations Steve McCoy recently announced comprehensive promotions across Kent Companies’ largest operating division […]

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[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] – The Associated Builders and Contractors – West Michigan Chapter recognized Kent Companies’ Midwest Energy & Communications project with an Award of Excellence in the Pre-Cast Concrete category. Midwest Energy undertook a new facility expansion in 2016 to accommodate 30% growth in employees and related operating space […]

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Chris Fennema Assumes the Role of Vice President of Employee Training & Development [GRAND RAPIDS] – Kent Companies recently announced plans to expand and enhance on-boarding and professional development programs for 1,300+ employees nationwide. To lead this new initiative, Kent Companies named Chris Fennema as the Vice President of Employee […]

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Promotion of Key Personnel Supports Growth Initiatives [GRAND RAPIDS, MI] – As Kent Companies’ national workforce surges past the 1,000 employee mark, the organization formally announces expansion into Austin, Texas and St. Louis, Missouri. CEO Jeff VanderLaan shares, “The Kent Companies story is marked by continuous growth and innovation. A […]

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[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] – ENR Magazine released the 2017 Top 600 Specialty Contractors issue, which recognized Kent Companies as the 12th largest concrete contractor and the 139th largest specialty contractor nationwide. Both rankings represent an improvement in position over the previous year. CEO Jeff VanderLaan congratulated the team, “Our team […]

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[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] – The mission of Kent Companies is to invest in our people, our customers and the communities in which we build. Kent Companies announced a new Make it Happen Partnership with Dégagé Ministries, a non-profit organization located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. What’s different about Dégagé Ministries?  Dégagé […]

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[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] – Kent Companies awarded seven Make it Happen Scholarships to the children of Kent Companies employees across the country in Spring 2017. Over the past three years, the program has granted over $20,000 in scholarship awards. The Make it Happen Scholarship Program is an employee benefit fulfills […]

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