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Kirby-Smith's K.C. Fundraiser Benefits Komen Foundation

Wed July 24, 2019 - Midwest Edition #15
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On July 11, Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc. hosted a chapter meeting and luncheon for members of the National Utility Contractors Association's (NUCA) Greater Kansas City chapter in Kansas City, Mo., as well as a fundraiser event for breast cancer awareness. At its appropriately-named "Diggin' for a Cure" event, Kirby-Smith officials presented a check for $2,000 to representatives of the Susan G. Komen Foundation affiliate for Kansas and Western Missouri along with handwritten notes of encouragement for women currently battling the disease.

Attendees were treated to free popcorn, cotton candy and other treats in addition to a variety of carnival games like a dunk tank, pink water balloon fight and toy axe throwing. Guests also enjoyed photo opportunities with LBX's "Pink-Belt" excavator and 2018 POWRi National Midget Champion Tucker Klaasmeyer. Sponsored by Kirby-Smith and LBX, Klaasmeyer said he is "super excited" to partner with the two companies.

Sales from "Diggin' for a Cure" t-shirts created specifically for the fundraiser brought in more than $1,000 for the Komen Foundation. CEG

(L-R): In front of the Link-Belt 145 X4 pink excavator are Mac Andrew, executive director of NUCA – Greater Kansas City chapter; Bob Snyder, operations manager of Emery Sapp & Sons Inc. and also board of directors, NUCA; and Tony Privitera, executive vice president of Mark One Electric Co and president of NUCA – Greater Kansas City chapter.
(L-R): In front of the Link-Belt 145 X4 pink excavator are Mac Andrew, executive director of NUCA – Greater Kansas City chapter; Bob Snyder, operations manager of Emery Sapp & Sons Inc. and also board of directors, NUCA; and Tony Privitera, executive vice president of Mark One Electric Co and president of NUCA – Greater Kansas City chapter.

Jeff Weller (L), executive vice president/COO of Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc., and 2018 POWRi National Midget Champion Tucker Klaasmeyer in front of the car that Link-Belt Excavators and Kirby-Smith sponsor.
Jeff Weller (L), executive vice president/COO of Kirby-Smith Machinery Inc., and 2018 POWRi National Midget Champion Tucker Klaasmeyer in front of the car that Link-Belt Excavators and Kirby-Smith sponsor.

Tucker Klaasmeyer (L), 2018 POWRi National Midget Champion, and Seth McColley, Kirby-Smith’s vice president of human resources.
Tucker Klaasmeyer (L), 2018 POWRi National Midget Champion, and Seth McColley, Kirby-Smith’s vice president of human resources.

Jeff Weller (far R), executive vice president/COO of Kirby-Smith, welcomes Yomara Rios-Laurenzana and Bob Snyder, both of Emery Sapp & Sons Inc.
Jeff Weller (far R), executive vice president/COO of Kirby-Smith, welcomes Yomara Rios-Laurenzana and Bob Snyder, both of Emery Sapp & Sons Inc.

(L-R): From Ferguson Waterworks in Kansas City, Mo., are Joe Schaefer, Andrew Day and Regan Nachbar.
(L-R): From Ferguson Waterworks in Kansas City, Mo., are Joe Schaefer, Andrew Day and Regan Nachbar.

Jeff Stacy of Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (L) and Mac Andrew, executive director of NUCA – Greater Kansas City chapter, in front of the Link-Belt pink excavator.
Jeff Stacy of Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (L) and Mac Andrew, executive director of NUCA – Greater Kansas City chapter, in front of the Link-Belt pink excavator.

Tim Yauilla (L), sales and operations manager of Kirby-Smith’s Kansas City branch, shows the shop area to Chuck Valenta of Alpha Omega Geotech.
Tim Yauilla (L), sales and operations manager of Kirby-Smith’s Kansas City branch, shows the shop area to Chuck Valenta of Alpha Omega Geotech.