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This Week! Annual Employee Appreciation Events
Important Updates – Lunch – Gifts
- Friday, September 27, 2019
- 11am – 1:00pm
- Gather Venues – Monroe
- 411 W Monroe St, Austin, TX 78704
- Saturday, September 28, 2019
- 11am – 1:00pm
- Eddie Dean’s Ranch
- 944 S Lamar Street, Dallas, TX 75202
We’re thankful for your hard work throughout the year, and we’d like to say thank you. Join us for our annual Kent Companies Employee Appreciation Meeting! A hot buffet lunch is available at 11am. When you arrive, please make your lunch plate and grab a seat right away! Be there on time! Our program will begin quickly.
We’re giving away CASH on the spot! Prizes range from $250 to $1000! Winners will be chosen at random. You can earn more chances to win through our charity drive!
Kent Companies Gives Back:
Bring 1 bag of candy to donate to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County for a chance to win $500 cash. We’ll make a BIG candy delivery just in time for the fall family festival for the children served by the advocacy center. Learn more about each child’s “blue light moment” by clicking here.
Thank You to Our Sponsors:
Our vendors and suppliers sponsored prizes for our entire team. We are thankful to our sponsors for their support.
- Platinum: Redi-Mix USA, Fabco, Sunbelt Rentals
- Gold: Martin Marietta, Barnsco, Whitecap HD Supply, A-B Rebar, Arco Contractors Supply, ACT Saw Cutting
- Silver: Tex-Mix, Lauren Concrete
- Bronze: Day One, Fastenal
Texas Commercial Division – Southwest Transplant
Submitted by Melissa Kersh, Project Manager
- General Contractor – Adolfson & Peterson
- General Superintendent – Luis Mendez
- Superintendent – Jose Garcia
Southwest Transplant features approximately 700 LF of cast-in-place wall; 64,000 SF of slab on grade and 122,283 of slab on deck.
2019-2020 College & Career Recruiting
Recruitment season is in full swing, and we’re visiting universities and trade schools to talk to the next generation of construction industry talent. This past week, our Midwest team participated in a career fair at Northern Michigan University, which is widely-recognized for its Construction Management program.The team promoted internship opportunities available in ourMidwest, South and Southeast offices this summer.
Our recruitment and outreach plan also includes Texas State University and Middle Tennessee State University, which are two of only four schools nationwide that offer degree programs in Concrete Industry Management. If you want to recommend a high school, trade/tech school or university for our recruiting plan, contact the HR team.
Toolbox Talk: Dust Masks
Dust masks are used in situations where airborne particulates (saw dusty, drywall dust, dirt, grain dust and insulation) are generated or are present in the work environment. Dust masks protect your lungs and airway from damage due to the inhalation of airborne particulate matter. Remember these guidelines:
- Dust masks may be worn even when a ventilation system is in place.
- Dust masks are not approved for asbestos exposure or any other airborne hazardous material.
- Always review material safety data sheets on the chemicals and materials you are working with. Many will not be filtered by a dust mask and the use of a respirator is required (i.e. silica)
- Change your dust mask frequently and whenever you note any discoloration from the accumulation of particulates.
- Beards can interfere with the proper fit of dust masks.
- Choose the right mask for your task (i.e. sweeping, sawing, grinding, or specific contaminant filtering).
Your safety managers are always available to answer questions and provide training on selecting the right PPE and tools for the job.