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Connecticut KBE Gifts Hands on Hartford

50 Ways to Make a Difference Program Hartford, CT - As part of its hands-on charitable giving program 50 Ways to Make a Difference, KBE Building Corporation has donated $2,000 to Hands On Hartford, a direct service program that provides food and housing opportunities to the city’s neediest residents. The KBE staff also volunteers with the organization by preparing backpacks for the Backpack Nutrition Program, and helping feed local residents by serving at the Community Meals soup kitchl-r: Eric Brown, Barbara Shaw, and Dianna en. Laderoute co-owner. “Our staff has enjoyed making Since 2009, KBE staff mema difference by helping this organization.” bers have donated more than $1.2 million Brown and KBE executive assistant and 5,000 volunteer hours to benefit charDianna Laderoute presented the $2,000 itable organizations in Connecticut and check to Hands On Hartford executive diMaryland. This $2,000 donation will help rector Barbara Shaw on April 21. Hands On Hartford continue to achieve its Launched in 2009, KBE’s 50 Ways mission, which includes feeding hungry to Make a Difference program celebrates children, seniors, and homeless residents the $300 million construction firm’s new and providing emergency food and assisownership by long-time senior executives tance. Mike Kolakowski, Eric Brown, and Si“It’s been a pleasure working with mon Etzel, and its corresponding name Hands On Hartford as part of our 50 Ways change to KBE Building Corporation charitable giving program,” said Eric from Konover Construction Corporation. Brown, KBE senior vice president and

KBE and OSHA Enter New Partnership Bridgeport, CT - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Bridgeport Area Office, and the Connecticut Department of Labor, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ConnOSHA) have entered into a new partnership with KBE Building Corporation promoting jobsite l-r: Kenneth C. Tucker,III; Anthony Maselli and safety and health. Robert Kowalski Developed specifically for KBE, the partnership will help facilitate voluntary health and safety “We’re very pleased that the OSHA performance improvements during compartnership will provide even more repletion of KBE’s $72 million Jewish Sesources to enhance our jobsite safety efnior Services Project in Bridgeport. forts,” said KBE president and principal KBE has won Safety Training & owner, Mike Kolakowski, Evaluation Process Awards of AchieveFor its part, OSHA will receive onment from the Associated Builders and going feedback on incident trends. AdContractors, Inc. – Connecticut Chapter ditionally, OSHA will provide input on every year since 1995. Most recently, compliance strategies and periodically KBE won the “Best of the Best Safety attend site safety and health meetings. Award” for General Contractors in ConOSHA officials and KBE vice necticut in 2012 and 2013. president of field operations, Anthony KBE also has received Safety Maselli signed the agreement on March Recognition from the Associated Gener27. Among those present were Kenneth al Contractors of America. The AGC has C. Tucker, lll, director of CONN-OSHA’s recognized the firm with “Excellence in Wethersfield office, and Robert W. KowConstruction Safety and Health” awards alski, area director of the Bridgeport area from 2010-2013. In 2013, the AGC also office. The partnership will last through honored KBE Safety Director Adam Peters completion of the Jewish Senior Services with the award for “Construction Safety Project, scheduled for the summer of Professional of the Year in Connecticut.” 2016.

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