K & S Annual Celebration and Awards

Each year K & S Millwrights plans an employee party to celebrate the previous year’s accomplishments. After working long, busy days through the fall harvest, it is nice to relax and have a fun night out!

K & S Celebration

The celebration this year was held in the beginning of February at Treasure Island Resort & Casino. All employees are invited to attend the event with their families, so a venue that is appealing to adults as well as children is important. The casino, the lagoon waterpark, a bowling alley, and arcade were perfect for all ages. Social hour, a delicious meal, and fun games and activities made for a great company-wide, family gathering.

Employee Awards

Each year at our annual event a few employees receive awards to acknowledge special accomplishments. The award-winners are determined by employee vote.

  • Most Improved Employee = Dustin Kindt
  • Cleanest Truck & Trailer = Ahron Krumrey & Crew
  • Most Organized Employee = Martin Holter
  • Most Organized Foreman = Ahron Krumrey

A little more about the award winners! Dustin Kindt started with K & S in June 2017. He has a great work ethic and takes initiative to learn and ask questions.

“He truly is an asset to our company; he is always on time, works hard, and goes the extra mile when needed. We are extremely happy to have him as part of our work family!“ – Susan Krumrey

The cleanest truck and trailer is a contest between a couple of the K & S crews every year! The award is presented to the foreman, but is really a crew effort. Congratulations Ahron and crew! Martin earned most organized employee. He’s worked with us at K & S for 10 years and is always willing to step in and get things done. Most organized foreman was awarded to Ahron again this year. He has received this award for several years and we are very proud of his abilities within the company. Ahron takes great pride in his work and putting the new construction project together.

Dedicated Years of Service Awards

Each year we also honor employees reaching 5-year milestone marks at K & S, and they receive a plaque thanking them for their years of work with our company.

5-Years of Service

  • Curt Wieweck

10-Years of Service

  • Martin Holter
  • Pat Fischer

2017 was a great year. This annual celebration provides an opportunity to reflect on the year and our amazing employees that we are so grateful to work with. We have a great crew of dedicated individuals and we couldn’t be more thankful!

Would you like to see the K & S crew in action? Contact K & S today and we’ll help you get your grain handling project started!

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.