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KTX March News

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Kent Companies Celebrates Women in Construction Week

From the desk of Jeff VanderLaan, CEO

The diversity of talent on our team is remarkable. It’s worthwhile to recognize the wide range of professional roles that contribute to our overall success. To that end, I’m excited to share that Kent Companies is celebrating Women in Construction Week  March 1st-7th.  WIC Week is a national campaign that raises awareness of the professional contributions of women in the construction industry.

We’re releasing a photography series that highlights the impact of the women on our team. Please follow the campaign on our social media channels and engage with the content. As industry leaders, we have a tremendous opportunity to showcase the professionals on our team and attract the next generation of talent to the concrete industry.

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Health Updates: Corona Virus FAQs

We continue to monitor updates from the CDC about COVID-19. Click here for the CDC’s Frequently Asked Questions about this virus.

At this time, the best practice is to wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. We are making hand sanitizer available for all job sites and offices. Please contact your manager to request hand sanitizer for your site.

Grand Prize & Wild Card Winners Announced!

The Level Up Safety Challenge generated 39 videos from the field, over 92 hours of viewing time and over 13,000 video views across Facebook and YouTube.

Congratulations to our video winners!

KTX $500 Grand Prize Winner: Carlos Rodela – La Sierra Circular

(judged by the Safety Committee)

KTX $250 Wild Card Winner: Alberto Martinez

(Based on total social media viewership – 257 minutes)

Central Texas – Zoey at 5700 Riverside

The Central Texas team is drilling piers for the foundation of a seven-story cast-in-place parking garage.

Central Texas – RBJ Senior Living

Kudos to the team prepping for the first slab on grade pour!

Central Texas – Aura North Lamar

The team is grading the detention pond and prepping for the first fire lane pavement pour.

Central Texas – The Grove

The team is working on prepping the last pour on grade beams.

Applications Due by March 31!

The Make it Happen Scholarship Program is a benefit for the families of full-time Kent Companies employees. Scholarship applications are available to students pursuing trade school, technical certification or a traditional college degree.

If you have a child/dependent who is pursuing trade school, tech certifications or college, you need to know about this program! We’ve awarded over $30,000 in scholarships over the last five years.

The scholarship application is a competitive, merit-based process. That means the most well-planned, thorough and thoughtful applications earn larger scholarships.

Who can apply?

  1. Applicant must be the legal dependent child of a full time Kent Companies employee and be under the age of 26.
  1. Applicant must have a 3.0 grade point average. High school or College grade transcripts must be submitted with all applications.
  2. Applicants who have applied previously must complete the entire application process in order to be considered.


  • January 1-March 31: Applications are accepted.
  • April 1-30: Scholarship Committee evaluations.
  • May 15: Scholarship notifications are released to all applicants.

Find more information here:

Jason Harrall named Division Manager for Division 1710 – Traverse City

Kudos to Jason Harrall on his promotion to Division Manager for Division 1710. Harrall’s concrete construction career spans 25+ years, and he helped re-launch Kent Companies’ Traverse City office in July 2016. Harrall is widely recognized for his local involvement and civic engagement. Harrall is fully committed to delivering on the Four Hallmarks for our customers throughout the region. CEO Jeff VanderLaan shared, “Over the past four years, our Traverse City team has invested significant time and dedication to re-establish and grow our foothold in northern Michigan. It’s clear that Jason’s local leadership will enable us to solidify our position and maximize on our momentum.”