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June 3, 2014
Jay Vander Leest named Kraus-Anderson’s director of safety
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (June 2014) – Kraus-Anderson Construction Company (KA), one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest commercial general contractors and construction managers, has named Jay Vander Leest director of safety. Vander Leest will oversee the company’s safety program.
Kraus-Anderson has one of the best safety records in the construction industry, a performance that for 23 consecutive years has earned the company the Governor’s Safety Award.
Vander Leest will manage the company’s corporate construction safety management, including investigations, evaluations and federal, state and local regulations. He joined Kraus-Anderson in 1993 as safety coordinator. Vander Leest will replace Tom Nelson, who has retired.
“Jay has been an integral part of our proactive safety efforts, and we are grateful for his dedication and leadership in helping us develop and maintain one of the most successful safety records in the industry,” said Al Gerhardt, Kraus-Anderson COO. “There is no achievement we hold higher than bringing out employees safely home at the end of each work day.”
Vander Leest received his B.S. degree in Industrial Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, AGC of America, MN Safety Council and National Safety Council. He is also a safety trainer and holds several OSHA certifications.
Established in 1897, Kraus-Anderson® Construction Company (www.www.krausanderson.com) is one of the nation’s premier commercial general contractors and construction managers. Kraus-Anderson, an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and has regional offices in Madison, Wis., Minot, N.D., and Duluth, Bemidji and Rochester Minn.