As the year is coming to an end, it has been an exciting one here at AK! The holiday season is a great time of the year to look back, and be appreciative of what the year has brought us all. From the different awards given, charity work, and all new employees, it’s been a great year!

a year in review at AKMHS

The year started off great in January with AK being awarded MVP (Most Valuable Partner) status for 2015!

MVP MHEDA Status 2015

The next month we got some more exciting news, being presented with the Bakers Dozen Award by Ridg-U-Rak for being one of their top 13 distributors, having received this award in all 5 years of our partnership!

bakers dozen award ridg u rak

This year we have also welcomed many new faces to the team, including former warehouse specialist Matt Johnson who has become an Inventory and Purchasing Coordinator, former Marketing Intern Dave Sewich who has become a Pallet Rack Specialist, and Tessa Peterson who has brought her skills to become a Staff Accountant.

AK material new team members

Being located in the state of hockey, in April we decided to make a friendly wager for the NHL playoff series of the MN Wild VS the Chicago Blackhawks with MHEDA being based out of Illinois. We both agreed whichever team lost, makes a donation to the opposing teams charity of choice- it was a great way to cheer on our teams for a good cause.

NHL Charity Bet

On May 21st we participated in Red Nose Day, wearing red noses to support and raise awareness for domestic and global poverty- a fun, and great cause!

For the fourth consecutive year, we were proud to have made “100 Best Companies to Work For 2015” list by the Minnesota Business Magazine- they even surprised us with doughnuts!

100 Best Companies

The annual Lifetime Fitness Torchlight 2015 5k came around in July, as 14 AK employees came together to grow as a team, and push themselves individually.

Lifetime Fitness Torchlight 5k

As August rolled around, we were pleased to accept the Wildeck Sales Excellence Award- props to our sales team!

Sales Excellence Award

The new team members continue, as we welcomed our new Project Coordinator Andrea Neisen in October!

Project Coordinator

We also had some halloween fun in October, with 16 employees dressing up and participating in our annual costume contest, here are the winners!

Costume Contest

When November hit it was time for the #Movember Movement, as many team members participated by growing out their mustaches while raising money and awareness for men’s health. Here are some of the products!

Movember Movement

Come late November, Warehouse Lead Josh Jungbeuer and his wife Sarah welcomed Lilyana Faith Jungbauer into their family, as well as AK’s on the 24th.

Baby Welcomed

The end of the month is always exciting, with one of our favorite traditions teams of employees are randomly chosen to make a meal to share for 7 different days in December!

Company Lunches

Finishing off the year, AK employees dressed up in ugly Christmas sweaters and had a white elephant gift exchange.

Company lunches

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