Keeping up with KDM, Mid 2018

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2018 A Mid-Year Review

We've officially hit that halfway mark for the year of 2018, which means we are only 6 months away from 2019... can you believe it?! So far, we have been very busy this year and can't wait to share some of the things that have been going on with us!
 

Team Building

At KDM we like to make sure we play as hard as we work. We aim to have quarterly team outings every year, which range from go-karting, booze cruises, escape rooms, museums and even more. This year, we took a trip to Paintball Explosion. This proved to be a valuable team building experience, forcing employees to work together and come up with the best tactical plans!

Scaling the Microgrid

KDM is excited to be working with ComEd in designing one of the first Microgrid clusters in the nation, which will be located in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago.

Microgrids rely on distributed energy resources, (e.g. solar energy), to serve customers within the microgrids footprint. This new project will connect with an existing microgrid on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus. Integrating these two microgrids together will aid in research on how to develop a secure and reliable energy distribution system.

Benefits from such a program can extend even further into surrounding communities through better access to food, public services, and supplies. This project will also study how to protect against and recover from extreme weather conditions, as well as cyber attacks and keep power flowing during disruptive events.

Overall, the microgrid project is another step forward in implementing clean energy and increasing grid security. 

In the Spotlight

Quartz... Inc...Forbes... what do these all have in common? KDM had a case study featured on ALL of them! Earlier this year we released an infographic comparing how many women have been the CEO of a Fortune 500 Company, dating all the way back to 1972. Read the article here.
 
KDM was selected as one of Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For this year, for the third year in a row! 

We are also extremely honored to win 
ComEd's Diverse Business Partner Overall Performance for Professional Services Award, presented by ComEd!

KDM President, Kimberly Moore, at the ComEd Diverse Business Partner Awards Ceremony
      

Kimberly Moore was honored with two significant awards the first half of this year:

Engineering News-Record
Consulting-Specifying Engineer

Growing with KDM

So far in 2018, we've had a 10% increase in our workforce! This increase includes the addition of:
 
-> Project Managers
-> Engineers
-> Administrative Staff
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To add to the diversity at KDM...
We now have 14+ languages  spoken fluently throughout the company, and more than
50% of our employees are vegetarian.


 

About us:       
KDM Engineering is a WBE/MBE engineering consulting firm, specializing in primary distribution design in the Chicagoland area.   
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