NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

Greg Pate | Executive Profile

March 18, 2020

Greg Pate, Fiber Services Supervisor at K&W, likes to joke that he entered the telecom industry back when it wasn’t even cool. He now leads one of the Midwest’s premier fiber optics installation departments.

Follow the link to learn more about Greg, and how his leadership continues to drive change and innovation for our company, and in connecting our communities.

Kevin Young | Executive Profile

April 22, 2020

Kevin Young, Construction Supervisor for the K&W team, has worn many hats in his life. From running a 5000-acre potato farm in Idaho to working on a Counter-Terrorism team, his work ethic and leadership style is one that we admire.

Follow the link to learn more about Kevin, and how his desire to always learn something new each day landed him one of the most important roles for our company.

K&W Represents Industry Leaders at the 2020 Washington Fly-Ins

February 26, 2020

Rex Schick, K&W Director of Business Development, along with 3 other executives from Sellenriek Construction and Amerine Utilities Construction were the representatives for the states of Kansas and Missouri.

Each year, contractors from across the nation meeting with their state's elected officials to discuss industry topics.

This year our contractor representatives discussed the following topics:Transportation and Infrastructure with Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO-06) and Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS-03), Education and Labor with Rep. Steve Watkins (R-KS-02), Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee with Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Agriculture with Rep. Roger Marshall (R-KS-01), and Energy and Commerce with Rep. Billy Long (R-MO-07).

We are always proud to participate in helping grow our industry's knowledge and collaborate with our nation's leaders to improve our communities!

K&W Published in Damage Prevention Professional Magazine

May 22, 2019

The Damage Prevention Professional Magazine has published K&W's work in their summer 2019 edition across the United States, Australia, and Europe. Scott Plumb, Consulting & Design Engineer on the K&W team, wrote this article showcasing the use of Hydro- and Air Powered Vacuum Excavation. Just one more example of how K&W's proactive approach to damage prevention, safety, and industry standards make us leaders in the United States! Check out the article below to learn more.

K&W Underground, Inc. Participates in Construction Industry 2018 National Safety Week

June 06, 2018

Kansas City’s Lead Communications Contractor & Local Community College Team Up to Provide Next Generation Technology & Safety

March 21, 2018

Downtown Conduit Relocation

March 06, 2017

When KC telecommunications providers have a challenging circumstance, they contract K&W to get the project done successfully. Learn more on this project, and how it was completed. 

MNU: Campus Upgrade

July 29, 2016

K&W had the priviledge of partnering with the local Olathe Mid American Nazarene University on upgrading their fiber optic network on campus. 

Governor Brownback Proclaims April "Safe Digging Month" in Kansas

April 21, 2015

K&W Director of Business Development, Rex Schick, was among those alongside Kansas Governor Sam Brownback last week proclaiming April "Safe Digging Month" in Kansas. 

K&W Awarded 2012 Top Rated Contractor Performance of the Year

January 22, 2013

Congratulations to K&W Underground, Inc. for being awarded the 2012 Top Rated Contractor Performance of the Year by Missouri Department of Transportation for their quality, prosecution and progress, contract compliance and contract administration. 

Google can follow numerous paths to Kansas City-area suburban customers

June 06, 2011

K&W Underground, Inc. former President and Director of Business Development, Rex Schick, explains how Google will bring it's high-speed Internet network to Kansas City.

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Scott Plumb | Executive Profile

March 04, 2020

Born and raised in Overland Park, Scott Plumb is a Kansas City native who has been on the K&W team for over 23 years.

Follow the link to more about him, and his journey from dreaming of being an Air Force pilot to developing and leading our turn-key engineering department!

PCCA, WIA Team Up with FCC for new Workforce Development Program

May 01, 2019

K&W Director of Business Development Rex Schick and other members of the Power and Communication Contractors Association's Government Affairs Committee took another trip to Washington D.C on May 1st to discuss their new workforce development program with the FCC. This program was launched in conjunction with the Wireless Institute Association (WIA) to provide additional job training opportunities in the telecommunications industry. Other attending members included Jonathan Adelstein and Grant Seiffert with the WIA.

FCC Commissioner Carr stated “Today’s announcement is more good news for 5G. Community colleges and technical schools are an ideal training ground for 5G jobs, and these programs will help ensure we have the skilled workforce in place to deploy next-gen networks. I look forward to working with PCCA and WIA to stand up more of these programs across the country, creating a pipeline for Americans to land good-paying infrastructure jobs.”

To recap our 43rd anniversary week, we would love to share our company evolution over the last four decades. Head on over to our blog to learn more! 

Governor Colyer Proclaims April “Safe Digging Month” in Kansas

March 29, 2018

On Monday, March 19, 2018, Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. issued a proclamation declaring the month of April as “Safe Digging Month” in Kansas. The proclamation, in concurrence with National Safe Digging Month, reminds Kansans to call 811 before starting any outdoor digging projects. K&W Director of Business Development, Rex Schick, was apart of this annual signing that took place in Topeka as representative for Kansas One Call, Kansas Common Ground Alliance and as a Kansas City lead communications contractor. 

2017 KC 811 BLOCK PARTY

August 17, 2017

K&W was a proud sponsor again this year at the 2nd annual Kansas City 811 Block Party. Learn more about how the event was a success!

K&W's Safety Standards

May 31, 2017

Read more on how K&W's works daily to ensure all safety standards are exceeded. 

Vac #9 Shop Team Rebuild

April 19, 2017

Learn about how the K&W shop team re-design and built our Vac #9. 

K&W Cross Heart of America Bridge

February 22, 2017

Another successful, yet challenging, project completed by the K&W team and our bridge attachment subcontractor partners. 

Zayo Micro Duct & Micro Fiber Installation

December 15, 2016

Learn how the K&W fiber team successfully installed over 304,000 feet of micro duct and micro fiber after being told it wouldn't work by equipment representatives.

Kansas City 811 Inagural Block Party

August 11, 2016

K&W was a key sponsor in the annual 811 Kansas City block party on August 11th, 2016 at the Kansas City Power & Light District. This event was to help promote public safety while spreading the 811 safe digging and damage prevention guidelines for Kansas City metro residents. 

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