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Committed to Diversity
We believe diversity strengthens our organization and allows us to serve clients at the highest possible level.
Kraus-Anderson successfully reaches out to diverse groups when working with subcontractors and suppliers to help them overcome challenges, secure work and build their capacity to thrive. We partner with small businesses, women business enterprises (WBEs), minority business enterprises (MBEs), people with physical and developmental challenges, and active-duty or returning military employees.
We have been repeatedly recognized for our workforce hiring efforts by Opportunity Partners, the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (Meda), the U.S. Department of Defense Employee Support of Guard and Reserve, and numerous public and private sector clients and partners.
We frequently work with project owners to meet specific project goals. For example, our work with Native American projects since 1990 has resulted in $75.4 million in contracts to American Indian trade contractors, and generated 811,165 hours of work for American Indian individuals.
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“We are proud of our partnership with Kraus-Anderson to increase opportunities for women and ethnic minority contractors. The economic impact of the project includes an estimated 900 construction-related jobs, and more than 13 percent of the contracts have been awarded to women- or minority-owned businesses.”
– Brock Nelson, President and CEO, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN, Regions Hospital Expansion, Meda Project of the Year (2009)
“We’re proud of the wonderful experience we’ve had working with Kraus-Anderson. We get to reach out into the local community and develop strong relationships with diverse partners.”
– Fairview Health Services, Mark Eustis, CEO, University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis, MN, MEDA Project of the Year (2010)
“Fairview and general contractor Kraus-Anderson exceeded all goals set in a workforce agreement with the City for participation by women, people of color, apprentices and neighborhood residents. All work done on the project was with union labor and contractors.”
– City of Minneapolis article on Mayor R.T. Rybak’s 2011 State of the City address.