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May 22, 2014
Kraus-Anderson Earns Governor’s Safety Award
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (May 8, 2014) — Kraus-Anderson Construction Company (KA), one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest commercial general contractors and construction managers, has been awarded a Governor’s Safety Award for superior performance in workplace safety and health. 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.
“Employers like Kraus-Anderson want to protect their employees because it’s the right thing to do,” said Carol Bufton, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. “It’s also good business – an effective safety program helps organizations reduce costs, increase productivity and stay competitive.”
The award was presented today, May 8th, at the Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon, part of the 80th Minnesota Safety & Health Conference and administered by the Minnesota Safety Council. The conference is the oldest and largest gathering of workplace safety and health professionals in the region.
“KA’s commitment to our people’s safety is reflected in the company’s exceptional record of receiving this award,” said Al Gerhardt, COO of Kraus-Anderson. “No other recognition gives us more gratification.”
Since 1934, the annual Governor’s Safety Awards have honored Minnesota employers with exceptional safety performance. Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with state and national statistics, and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program.
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.