Ken Francois Receives November 2018 Core Value Award
CONGRATULATIONS TO KEN FRANCOIS, WINNER OF THE NOVEMBER 2018 KA CORE VALUE AWARD
The KA Safety Department nominated Ken Francois for his direct involvement for providing automated external defibrillator’s (AED’s) to all KA offices and job sites.
Ken presented the need of AED’s to the KA Safety and Health Committee to develop interest in the initiative. Committee members agreed that this needed to be explored further. Ken took his own time to review multiple manufacturers, options, costs associated with the purchase and how to implement such a program. Ken reviewed the findings with the KA Safety and Health Committee at the following meeting and was approved by senior management to make AED’s available throughout KA Construction Company. As a result of Ken’s effort, 75 AED’s were purchased to be installed in all KA construction offices and KA jobsite trailers with the thought that an AED shall be available on all sites in the future. More AED’s may be purchased as needed. The KA Yard will manage the AED’s like a “yard tool” and make sure they are functioning properly and maintained. In addition, a training video on their use and operation will be developed and made available on Kraus Haus for employees.
As a result of Ken’s efforts, KA employees and our subcontracting partners are safer now knowing that these machines are available. –nominated by KA Safety Department
Ken Francois is a Project Manager II out of the Twin Cities office.
KA CORE VALUE AWARD
The KA Core Value Award is presented monthly to a KA employee. Nominated by their peers, business partners and clients, the recipient of the award is selected based on their representation and practice of KA Construction’s core values:
- Integrity: Do the right thing… always be respectful, honest and fair
- Commitment: Take ownership, work hard and keep promises
- Teamwork: Collaborate to foster trust and success for all
- Value People: Support each other is a safe, positive environment where people are recognized and appreciated for their contributions.