K & S Millwrights’ Employees Celebrate Accomplishments

K & S Millwrights held their annual staff Christmas party in February. This is a time to celebrate their accomplishments for the past year and most importantly, a way for the company to say “thank you” to the employees for their hard work and dedication. Traditionally the event is an overnight stay at a hotel with all employees along with their family.

The occasion involves socializing, dinner, employee awards and an evening of fun and games. New this year was a gift exchange that was incorporated in the games, it was a lot of fun! This year’s event was held in Mankato.

“It is a GREAT time!!  It’s fun to be together in this sort of setting, outside of work.  Everyone is family, it is a really nice gathering.”
– Susan Krumrey

An annual tradition involves presenting a variety of awards given to staff that are voted on by the employees. These awards are well-deserved recognition of hard-working individuals that is acknowledged company wide.

Employee Awards

Silver Laar with Brad, K&S Employees

Silver Laar and Brad Krumrey

  • Most Organized Foreman:  Ahron Krumrey
  • Most Organized Employee:  Martin Holter
  • Cleanest Truck and Trailer: Silver Laar
  • Most Improved: Nathan VanderVoort
  • Most Valuable Employee: Jon Pettit

It is always interesting to see which awards people receive. This isn’t the first-time Jon Pettit received the Most Valuable Employee award. Everyone knows that this company runs a bit smoother because of the outstanding work ethic and drive of Jon. 

Nathan VanderVoort received most improved and It’s not even really that he is “most improved”. Nathan has stepped up and embraced our dryer service program over the last couple years and will be leading the program this coming season. Everyone sees the effort he puts forth to make this company thrive in an area he has taken on and that is why he received this award.

Along with that, there are plaques given for longevity of service, marked by every 5th year.  This year we celebrated with the following:

K&S Employees

Angie Hagen with Brad and Susan Krumrey

5 Years of Dedication

  • Scott Reuber
  • Steven Krippner
  • David Grams
  • Loren Westphal
  • Angie Hagen

10 Years of Dedication

  • Ahron Krumrey

15 Years of Dedication

  • Silver Laar
  • Loy Anderson


Would you like these hard-working individuals to help on your next grain handling, storage or drying equipment setup?  Contact K & S today to get your project started.