Posts by Melinda Dailey

NWUCA’s Pipe Trainer

NWUCA’S PIPE TRAINER – CONFINED SPACE TRAINING PROJECT IS CLOSER TO BEING DONE!  THANKS TO KERR CONTRACTORS FOR THEIR DONATION OF LABOR, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS!

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2017 Building Diversity Awards: Titan Utilities LLC

John Kalkhoven, Titan Utilities (Sam Tenney/DJC) John Kalkhoven literally came up through the ranks, from the ground up, to establish Titan Utilities LLC. “My Dad was in the business, and I started at 10 years old working with him on weekends and during the summer,” Kalkhoven said. He graduated from Aloha High School in 1972…

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Pipe dream becomes reality

(Jon Oldenburg, a pipe layer with Westech Construction, sets a manhole in place while building a pipe trainer at the Northwest College of Construction. (Sam Tenney/DJC)) Study hard in school, teachers would say to John Kalkhoven, or you’ll end up a ditchdigger. Kalkhoven is today head of Titan Utilities of Beaverton, and though his field…

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Top Disaster or Emergency Construction/Repair Award

The APWA award was for “Top Disaster or Emergency Construction/Repair” less than 5 Million" Agency – City of GreshamConsultant – Murray Smith and Associates, Inc.Contractor – MEI Group Pictured from left to right Matt Posey, MEI Group, Jeremy Provenzola City of Gresham, and Kyle McTeague, Murray Smith and Associates, Inc.

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Tirelessly Striving for Excellence

November 2, 2016 By Nick Williams Salem Chamber CEO Dan Clem and board member Curt Arthur surprise Kerry Kuenzi (center) and K & E Excavating with the 2016 “Business Excellence” award Salem is home to a robust and philanthropic business community, and this fact was on display at a high level the morning of November…

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2016 NWUCA Scholarship Announcement

Dear Members, The Scholarship Committee met to review scholarship applications and decide the awards.  Much thanks to Dawn Morse, Jennifer Dixson, Brent Dixson and Chris Giles for participating in the selection process. Thanks to all of you who vied for NWUCA’s 2016 scholarships.  The decision was tough, but we have selected our high school and…

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THE 2016 NWUCA SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS JULY 31st!!

Dear Members, The following scholarships are available to member families of the Northwest Utility Contractors Association. High School Awards: (awarded to a 2016 high school graduate – not specific to any college or field of study) 1st Place:    $2,000 2nd Place:   $1,500 College Awards: (awarded to a current college student – not specific…

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