The KPG Construction Services team is currently contracted to assist the City of Bremerton with the construction management of their 2021 Marine Drive Water Main Replacement Project. Our crew consists of Daniel as project manager, Jake as resident engineer, and Keelie as documentation control.
Project highlights include 5800 linear feet of class 52 ductile iron water main and HMA overlay.
The KPG Construction Services team is managing the Stewart Road Project for the City of Pacific. Our team includes Daniel as project manager, Melvin as resident engineer, Tyler assisting Steve and Dennis for inspection, and Darla as documentation control.
Project elements include water, sewer, storm upgrades, channelization, retaining walls, and a traffic signal.
Today is the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month! Swipe to the right to learn about ways you can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and keep reading to learn about the history!
Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15th and ends on October 15th, and is a time in the United States for us to recognize and celebrate the contributions and influences of Hispanic Americans and their ancestors that came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. This celebration started back in 1968, and in 1988 was expanded by President Ronald Reagan to cover a 30-day period. September 15th was chosen specifically because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Learn more at https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/
From wherever you may be, please join us tomorrow (9/11) in a moment of silence at 8:46am, the exact moment that hijackers deliberately crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into floors 93 through 99 of the North Tower, to remember and reflect on the lives that were lost and forever changed 20 years ago. To learn more about ways you can observe 9/11, visit https://www.911memorial.org/plan-your-own-911-anniversary-observance
Happy Labor Day! We are excited to enjoy a nice long weekend and celebrate Labor Day, as we honor and remember the contributions that workers have given to our society.
Did you know that in the late 1800’s there was massive unrest from the height of the Industrial Revolution in the USA, with the average American working 12-hour days 7-days a week just to make a basic living? In fact, many children as young as 5 years old even worked in factories, mines, and mill across the county. In an effort to repair the relationship with American workers, Congress passed an Act making Labor Day a legal holiday, and on June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed it into law.
Learn more about the history of Labor Day by visiting https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/labor-day-1
Happy Women's Equality Day! On this day in 1920, the United States adopted the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote in America, which helped pave the road to women’s equality. In a 2018 research update by @swetalk they found that only 13% of engineers are women. At KPG we are proud to say that 33% of our engineers are women, and almost 50% of our senior leadership are women!
KPGers recently completed an OSHA Certified First Aid & CPR course. Thank you to CPR First Aid Company in Tacoma for giving our employees such excellent training, we look forward to seeing you again at our next training event!
Last week, a number of KPGers from our Tacoma office (Claire, Drew, Erick, Justin, Mallory, and Sam L.) decoded clues and hit the streets in support of @downtownonthego’s 2021 Scavenger Hunt. We visited sites such as Stadium High School, the @museumofglass, and the LeMay – America’s Car Museum. #teamKPG took home 43 of 46 possible points!
We want to give a shoutout and a thank you to Karen’s son, Noa, for sporting this styling KPG-sponsored soccer jersey! For the last few years, KPG has been proud to sponsor the Great Wenatchee Soccer Club and we can’t wait to hear how the Fall 2021 Season goes! ⚽️
Happy International Day of the World’s Indigenous People! Today is all about recognizing the contributions of more than 476 million indigenous people living in 90 countries across the world. Throughout the world, Indigenous people work to retain their traditional social, cultural, economic, and political characteristics. Learn more at: https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/news/2021/06/international-day-of-the-worlds-indigenous-peoples-2021/
The Marketing staff works across various KPG locations (Seattle, Tacoma, and Wenatchee). While working from home we use @microsoftteams to connect daily, and work collaboratively on proposals, all while balancing requests from kids, cats, and dogs - even when they’re sleeping on the job! 😉
Marketing is taking over KPG’s social media platforms this week. The five members of our team are enthusiastic to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the daily life of a KPG marketer! Follow us as we highlight the work we do and feature our team members.
Introducing our upcoming #KPGspotlight! Over the next few months, each department will take their turn with a weeklong Instagram #takeover! During this time, you’ll get to learn more about our #teamKPG and the work they do behind the scenes. Which group are you the most excited to learn more about? Let us know by commenting below ⬇️...
Happy National Disability Independence Day! At KPG we are always designing and thinking with accessibility in mind. Through our site plans, layout, landscape design, restroom design, and engineering, Big Rock Park Central now has ADA compliant and accessible sidewalks, parking, public restroom, and pathways to both the heritage garden and historic house.
Learn more at kpg.com/project/big-rock-park-central
Downtown Renton is taking shape! KPG led the design for Phase 1 of a multi-phased streetscape improvement consisting of new sidewalks, street illumination, and irrigation. Project elements include gateway monuments, pedestrian kiosks, benches, waste receptacles, wayfinding design, and landscape elements such as flower baskets, street trees, tree grates, and landscape strip fencing.
We did a groundbreaking ceremony of our own to kick off #FoodFrenzy with @FoodLifeline this last week! We volunteered at their warehouse and helped package 450 1-lb bags of cereal to be distributed to 340 food banks throughout WA. We love being able to volunteer together, and look forward to doing it again! #FoodFrenzy2021 #teamKPG...