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October 29, 2013
U of M’s Office for Business & Community Economic Development names Kraus-Anderson as Contractor of the Year for its work with women- & minority- owned businesses
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (October
23, 2013) – The University of Minnesota’s Office for Business & Community
Economic Development (BCED) has presented Kraus-Anderson Construction Company (KA)
with its 2013 Stellar Award for General Contractor of the Year.
D. Craig Taylor,
executive director of the U of M’s BCED says the prestigious award honors KA
for its commitment to the Board of Regents’ policy on small, targeted
businesses and urban community economic development.
The award reflects KA’s work for the U of M’s
BCED, including current work on the Twin Cities campus at Gore Annex at
Amundson Hall. Other current KA projects
for the University include Itasca Biological Station and Laboratory in Park
Rapids, Minn; and Glensheen Manor Estate; Voss Kovach Hall and a new campus
utility building in Duluth, Minn.
In addition, the Stellar Award recognizes
KA’s outstanding commitment to women and minority-owned businesses, including
the company’s long-term mentoring relationship with Reiling Construction, AWC
(Association of Women Contractors) and numerous community-wide involvements.
“KA has gone above and beyond the typical
contractor relationship, generously providing its time and expertise, including
training, education and HR guidance,” said Brigid O’Malley, president of Reiling
Just last week, the
Construction Partnering Program — managed by MEDA (Metropolitan Economic
Development Association) and AWC (Association of Women Contractors)
— also named Kraus-Anderson as Contractor of the Year for its inclusion of
minority- and women-owned contractors in its projects.
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.