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New GR Shop Hours, Training Launch, Photos…and Boots!

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Grand Rapids Shop Opens at 6 a.m. Starting Monday, September 17

Beginning Monday, September 17, 2018, the Grand Rapids Shop and Yard office will open at 6:00 a.m. daily. Foremen and Right Hand Men must call, text or email Jeremy Schieber by 2:30 p.m. the day before for orders that need to be prepared for pick-up.

Why the change? There is a low level of traffic during the 5 a.m. hour. During the winter season, you may see Yard staff out clearing walkways, plowing or salting before 6 a.m. Please be mindful of their safety by driving slowly and obeying all directional signage.

If you have questions, please contact Jeremy Schieber, Yard Superintendent by calling 616-808-1131.

Kudos to Division 2710 & Jason Rinaldi

Regional Manager Jeff Kihm shared feedback from HAZTEK Safety Management after a recent safety audit at the Railyard.

I want to commend Jason Rinaldi at the Railyard project.  His safety audit went great. It was exceptional. Jason and his team are doing all the right things. This is the first compliance audit I can think of where there were zero infractions. Great job.” Butch Floyd, Field Services Manager  – HAZTEK Safety Management


New Hands-On Orientation Kicks off September 10th!

Your feedback is helping make our training and new hire resources better for the entire team. This week, we kicked off a new orientation program for all new hires. Hands-on instruction and a video resource library are building Safety, Productivity, Quality and Customer Service on day one. Thanks to Herm Kent and Gord Westra for helping new team members level up.

Watch a behind-the-scenes look at the development of Kent Companies’ new on-boarding resources:

Division 110 – Studio Park

Division 310 – West Michigan Underlayments


Want free boots? You know the right people. 

Earn up to $500 when you help us put more boots on the ground!

What’s the deal?

You can earn $350 cash and a $150 certificate for Mieras or Red Wing boots when you refer experienced job candidates to Kent Companies.

  • We want people with 3+ years of construction experience.
  • The first 15 employees to bring us experienced referrals qualify for the boot offer.
  • The candidate must list your name on their job application.

What’s in it for you?

You get rewarded when we hire your referral… a total value of $500!

  • $100 cash when they hit the 30 day mark.
  • $250 cash when they hit the 90 day mark.
  • $150 certificate for Mieras or Red Wing boots when they hit the 90 day mark.

Contact Mindy Curtiss or Sarah Miller with questions.


Division 110 – Grand Rapids

Project: 601 Bond

Division 110 recently celebrated topping off at 601 Bond, a high rise apartment complex & parking deck located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Drone footage is courtesy of Project Engineer Jacob Otto.