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3 Reasons Causing the Skilled Trades Labor Shortage

3 Reasons Causing the Skilled Trades Labor Shortage

By: Jon L. Kinning, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President  The national unemployment rate is at a shocking low of 4.4% due to growth in the manufacturing, construction, professional and technical services, health care and mining industries in 2017. This statistic indicates that the country’s economy is healthy with increased production, more jobs, steady consumer spending and […]

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RK Foundation supports DPS CareerPath program

RK Foundation supports DPS CareerPath program

The RK Foundation recently donated $20,000 as part of a community consortium to assist Denver Public Schools (DPS) with their Youth CareerConnect grant. In partnership with the Department of Labor and Education, the consortium of 31 organizations, along with the DPS Foundation, gave $2.3 million to boost the $7 million STEM grant to $9.3 million. […]

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RK Foundation began by giving back through recycling

The RK Foundation was founded in 2011 in order to building better lives by strengthening communities and providing opportunities for those most in need. The Foundation was initially started (and continues to function) by selling scrap metal from the RK shops and job sites to a metals recycler each month. This way, the Foundation’s financial […]

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RK Foundation provides support for Clothes to Kids Denver

RK Foundation provides support for Clothes to Kids Denver

Clothes to Kids Denver, Inc. helps to provide new and quality used clothing to school-age students from low-income or in-crisis families. The RK Foundation (RKF) has gotten on board in supporting their efforts by fabricating 12 clothing collection bins through the RK sheet metal shop. The bins were placed in Denver Public Schools (DPS) in […]

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RK receives OSHA VPP Star Rating

RK receives OSHA VPP Star Rating

After the recent OSHA VPP audit on November 14th, RK was thrilled to be recommended for the OSHA VPP Star, OSHA’s highest award for world-class safety and health! During the three day audit, conducted by two OSHA auditors and a special government employee from Raytheon, 35 different employees were interviewed and after the evaluations were […]

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Healthy Employees are a Top Priority for RK

Healthy Employees are a Top Priority for RK

RK Mechanical, Inc. was recently voted One of Denver’s Healthiest Places to Work by the Denver Business Journal. This means that not only is safety a major concern, but employees’ physical and mental well-being are high-level factors, too. RK’s wellness strategy includes discounted gym memberships, the employment of a full-time wellness coach, and no doughnuts […]

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