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Safe and Sound
Kraus-Anderson Construction has worked nearly 200,000 hours
on CityPlace for the last two years. "We have not had a single
recordable [incident] on this project," Janssen says.
The company, he notes, has a strong safety culture. "We make
sure that on our project that everybody who does visit our site
has to go through safety orientation and site specific orientation,"
he says. "We have a lot of daily planning and pre-task planning
to make sure our subcontractors are meeting with our superintendents. We talk through any potential hazards that might be
posed during the day."
The company also has a safety inspector visit the site and
perform onsite audits. "[We] make sure that everything is being
done safely," he says, noting that CityPlace also is enrolled in the
OSHA CHASE Level 3 program. "[We needed] more consultations
with OSHA and more walkthroughs," he adds. "Our foremen
have to come in and meet with our superintendent and myself to
make sure we're going over best practices."

Keeping Busy
Based in Minneapolis, Kraus-Anderson Construction started
operations in 1897 and has been owned and managed by the
Engelsma family for more than seven decades. In addition to its
base in Minnesota, the company has regional offices that have
grown its operations across the nation. Complementing the
integrated construction and development services provided by
Kraus-Anderson, the property is being managed by Kraus-Anderson Realty Company, and Kraus-Anderson Insurance is
providing insurance coverages for the construction project.
Janssen, who has been with the firm for almost four years,
credits its success to its approach. "Kraus-Anderson's strong engagement of our core purpose of building enduring relationships
and strong communities," he says.
He notes that Kraus-Anderson's experience on CityPlace will
help it with future projects. "It definitely helped us gain a better
understanding of how to run future large development projects,
and how to work with potential tenants and owners," he says.
Janssen says the Minnesota market looks good for the company. "Contractors have been very busy and a lot of work is currently
out for bid," he says. "We see [plenty of work] down the road."
Kraus-Anderson's growth is guided by a rigorous strategic
planning process that is engaging its employees toward goals
in areas such as technology, safety talent strategy and more. Its
strategic plan is reflected by the construction of its new corporate headquarters building, scheduled to open next year as part
of complete redevelopment on its longtime KA Block home in
downtown Minneapolis.
The new five-story, 100,000-square-foot office headquarters
will house up to 300 employees, combining KA's Twin Cities
construction offices, Kraus-Anderson Realty, Kraus-Anderson
Development, corporate administration and Kraus-Anderson
Mortgage Company all under one roof.

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