How We Make MAGIC Happen: One Camp Opens Nontraditional Career Opportunities to Students

Most decisions are easy when you know what you stand for. That was the case with MAGIC. When we were asked to sponsor the Mentoring a Girl in Construction (MAGIC) program, the answer was a no-brainer. It tied in perfectly with our mission and values of connecting with and bringing growth to our community. MAGIC … Continue reading How We Make MAGIC Happen: One Camp Opens Nontraditional Career Opportunities to Students

Opening Doors: Coordinating a Corporate Internship Program

One dilemma we constantly face in our industry, and that many folks also face, is how to attract new growth and talent to our company. We’ve been able to answer this question and fill positions that are reaching retirement thanks to our corporate internship program at Cornejo & Sons. Human Resources specialist Stephanie Maness says, … Continue reading Opening Doors: Coordinating a Corporate Internship Program

It Starts from the Top: Proving Construction Isn’t Just for Men

When we talk about encouraging women in construction, we’ve got to look to the top. That’s where it starts. It starts with the executives, with management. If they don’t support diversity and inclusion in the workplace, no one will. Kudos to our executive team for making us women feel welcome in the industry. Our executive … Continue reading It Starts from the Top: Proving Construction Isn’t Just for Men

Is Renting or Buying the Right Choice? Experts Weigh In

You just got the call — your team is being contracted for the big construction project down the road. The only problem? You don’t have the right excavator for the job. So do you rent or buy one? Like a pair of jeans, there’s no “one size fits all” of construction equipment. Both options pose potential … Continue reading Is Renting or Buying the Right Choice? Experts Weigh In

How Teamwork and Technology Propel Us Forward: The Role of a Leader

When I joined Cornejo & Sons four years ago, I saw immediately that the company has a great legacy here in Wichita. They’ve been around for many years, and they set a standard for what you expect from construction. Our president, Georges, and I felt early on that it was important to continue this legacy … Continue reading How Teamwork and Technology Propel Us Forward: The Role of a Leader

5 Technology Safety Methods: Making Road Construction Safer for Regular Road Users

We here at Cornejo & Sons take safety very seriously. We know that throughout the year there are many accidents at construction sites, and we do our best to prevent such tragedies. New technologies are being developed and some trends are already in motion to lower and prevent deaths in construction zones. The American Traffic … Continue reading 5 Technology Safety Methods: Making Road Construction Safer for Regular Road Users

Our Greatest Assets: How We Set a Standard of Excellence in Our Industry

In my role as the vice president of Ready Mix and Asphalt at Cornejo & Sons, I see to it that our team upholds its commitment to serve customers, coworkers, and neighbors with honesty and integrity. It’s the foundation of everything we do. At the end of the day, that’s our job — serving our … Continue reading Our Greatest Assets: How We Set a Standard of Excellence in Our Industry

Blasi Completes Advance Kansas

Blake Blasi, private construction manager, Cornejo & Sons, Inc., was one of 44 area business and community leaders who graduated from the tenth Advance Kansas class on Friday, May 4. Advance Kansas is a community initiative that brings together leaders from across the community to create and strengthen relationships and acquire skills for addressing diversity … Continue reading Blasi Completes Advance Kansas

Are your parking lots ready for summer?

April showers bring May flowers…….. and potholes! Winter is over and a good spring cleaning sets the tone for the summer. What does that mean for your parking lot? While the moisture from a spring rain may be great for your flowers, it can be permanently damaging to your parking lot if not properly maintained! … Continue reading Are your parking lots ready for summer?

Safety Stand-Down Movement

When it comes to construction safety, everyone knows the basics. Wear a helmet, safety gloves, and goggles; make sure to lift a box with your legs, not your back — the list of standard safety measures can go on and on. As you know, construction sites can be dangerous even if you sat through all … Continue reading Safety Stand-Down Movement