Knight’s Companies Hires Jodi McCall as Human Resources Director

Jodi McCall, Knight's Companies human resources director

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. – Knight’s Companies is proud to announce its hired Jodi McCall as its first-ever human resources director. Previously, McCall was the human resources manager at Home Telecom. She joins Knight’s with 25 years of experience in human resources.   McCall will work with Pete Knight, CEO of Knight’s Companies, and executive management to…

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Knight’s Companies Promotes Joe Thomas to General Manager

Joe Thomas at Knight's Precast

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. – Knight’s Companies is proud to announce the promotion of Joe Thomas to general manager of Knight’s Precast, Tekna Corporation and Sovereign Steel. Thomas comes to the role with 32 years of experience in the precast concrete industry. Previously, Thomas was the regional manager of Knight’s Precast and focused on plant operations. Now,…

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Knight’s Companies Promotes Kim Bokern to Dispatch Manager

Kim Bokern

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. ─ Knight’s Companies is proud to announce the promotion of Kim Bokern to dispatch manager. In her new position, Bokern will train and manage seven dispatchers and dispatch services in every Knight’s Redi-Mix market – Columbia, Charleston, Beaufort and Savannah. During her six years with the company, Bokern moved up the corporate ladder…

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Knight’s Companies Acquires Tekna Corporation and Sovereign Steel

Thad Wharton, Fleet Safety Manager, inspecting Tekna site.

CHARLESTON, S.C. ─  Knight’s Companies has announced the acquisition of Tekna Corporation, a prestressed and precast concrete manufacturer, and Sovereign Steel, a rebar and steel reinforcements fabricator, both located in Charleston. Through this acquisition, Knight’s Companies can provide additional product lines to its customers and participate more in upcoming infrastructure projects. “It gives us diversification,”…

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Driving for Freedom

Franklin Nesbitt

While Veterans Day is set aside on the calendar as the day to recognize soldiers for their service, Americans have a lot to thank veterans for every day. Throughout our nation’s history, they’ve kept their oath to defend the Constitution, every American and ensure our country can keep its way of life. However, it’s no…

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Last Man Out

Billy Kilcoyne at his batching station

It’s very rare in life that people ever meet someone who is a true hero, let alone work with one every day. You wouldn’t know it by looking at him because he seems like a happy-go-lucky guy, but Billy Kilcoyne has stared down the face of death more than once. Kilcoyne is a Knight’s Redi-Mix…

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Rock Strong Women

Laurie Sanders poses next to her mixer truck

It takes a long time for mindsets to change. In 1920, women won the right to vote in the United States. 50 years later, they campaigned and marched in the streets to become an equal share of the American workforce, and at the beginning of 2020 they succeeded in that goal. However, in that same…

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Knight’s Companies Hires Its First Female Welder

Esther Jones signing on to work at Knight's

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. – After recruiting her for a year and a half, Knight’s Companies  finally signed on Esther Jones as its first female welder. Times are changing, and gender diversity is starting to make headway into blue collar jobs. Jones says she isn’t just a pretty face; she’s a young, talented and hardworking welder who…

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The Second Chapter

Former Knight's Welding Shop Manager, Bill Wright

Most people after they’ve retired usually sit back, relax and maybe travel a little bit. Not Bill Wright. After Wright retired from the army in 2003, he was helping a friend clean out his shed when he found an unwanted Lincoln 225 Buzzbox. “I threw it into the back of my truck, took it to…

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