Kevin Reinke is the winner of the KA Construction Company Safety Mission/Vision Award for April 2014.
Kevin is a tower crane operator for the Minneapolis office. He was nominated by Dennis Feela, project superintendent in the Minneapolis office. Dennis writes:
“I would like to nominate Kevin Reinke, tower crane operator on the Amundson Hall Gore Annex addition project. Kevin performs a vitally important function on this jobsite, and maintains the utmost level of dedication to the safety and wellbeing of everyone who interacts with this project. (view live webcam)
The Amundson Hall chemical engineering building is located near the central mall of the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. This is a campus of almost 65,000 students. We are working on a very tight site, bounded by light rail and the occupied Amundson chemical engineering building to the south, Keller Hall immediately to the north; a 13.8 KVA power feeder on the project’s west side, and all surrounded by public walkways. All equipment and materials must be picked from many yards away and delivered by tower crane. Kevin takes great care to make sure every pick is secure, and swung on a path away from all pedestrian traffic. To date he has skillfully set over 100 glass panels for our curtainwall, each 5’ x 15’ and weighing 3,000 pounds. He has not broken one.
Kevin routinely works long days on this job, arriving at 5 a.m. and often staying as late as 8 p.m. He is alone in his cab, 161 feet above the site, the entire time. Yet he works closely and collaboratively with over a dozen subcontractors on the ground, taking their requests for picks and picking as many as 200 times in a day. He executes every request with precision and safety.”
The KA Mission/Vision Awards
The KA Mission/Vision Program identifies and spotlights employee activities that embody and support KA’s core purpose,
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