company updates from 8-koi :: spring '20
I hope this email finds you healthy and well as we adjust to new ways of living, being and working. Our support for you during the COVID-19 pandemic remains steadfast. At 8-koi we are grateful for the work that keeps our minds active and our team busy seeking creative solutions to this crisis for the benefit of our people, community and country.

For us, focusing on what we can do allows us a choice in how we can harness the chaos to spark new opportunities and ideas, launch new ways of operating and forge even stronger connections with our clients and community. The 8-koi medical supply line of business has been working hard and filling purchase orders to get scarce and critical supplies to organizations in need. Currently 8-koi has fulfilled purchase orders for 577,600 3-ply masks for Indian Health Services in the Oklahoma City area as well as providing masks to West Palm Beach County, the Oklahoma National Guard and businesses supporting temporary hospitals in large cities.

Just as important, 8-koi has active healthcare personnel working hard to lend their expertise to the massive effort underway to care for all types patients at U.S. Military medical facilities. We extend our heartfelt thanks to Cheryl Sills, RN, CCM who continues to report to the Center for the Intrepid at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX and is personally notifying patients of their negative COVID-19 test results. This is an example of the 'human touch' we continue to offer to our customers - while wearing appropriate PPE, of course.

While the scale of impact is still unknown, we’re here and committed to working on additional ways we can help now and in the long term.

If this pandemic has taught us anything it’s that we’re all connected and that we are surrounded by everyday heroes. We feel deep empathy and concern for those who are suffering the most and are uncertain about the future. Each day hope ignites when everyday heroes rise up with compassionate and creative solutions and gestures letting others know they aren’t alone and reminding us that we’re all in this together.

Relationships keep us going - we’re all counting on each other.

How can we support you? Please send an email to NewBusiness@8-koi.com, or call our office directly at 321.802.6768.

Stay healthy and safe,
Inga I. Young
Founder and President
We are committed to the well-being of our people and keeping them safe. As we adjust to a new normal to ensure smooth operations, we have taken steps to maintain our accessibility and responsiveness to our employees, teammates, and current and prospective customers.

To this end, while we have followed agency guidance to limit our attendance at live events, we are doing more to work with technology and connect with others virtually:


We are all learning as we go these days and can find strength in partnership. It's important for us to keep the door open and maintain reliability as we enter a new era of delivering excellence in business.

Let's all stay safe, wash our hands, help others, and keep it positive!

Dean
Dean Rosenquist
Chief Operating Officer
MEET THE TEAM :: Elizabeth Berry
Healthcare Division Vice President
Meet Elizabeth Berry , 8-koi’s Healthcare Division vice president. Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) – “GO RUNNERS!” During her college years she studied organizational communications and became interested in the government contracting industry.
 
That spark of interest turned into a flame, and throughout her eight-year government contracting career, Elizabeth crafted marketing campaigns for her employer’s healthcare initiatives and took on the role of program manager, becoming a steward of over $27.5M in federal procurement awards. In her working experience Elizabeth realized new interests and passions including business development, leading to her current role and recent promotion to vice president of 8-koi’s Healthcare Division. Devoted to 8-koi and its core values of passion, excellence, dependability, and thoughtfulness, Elizabeth strives to lead by example.
 
Outside of the office, Elizabeth and her husband, Jeff, can be found corralling their two young daughters and working on DIY home improvement projects. Around her neighborhood it’s a familiar sight to see Elizabeth with her beloved Boston Terriers, Sammy and Henry. In her home life, Elizabeth toils with perfecting a salsa recipe (a common past time for San Antonians). She also enjoys discovering and cooking new dishes like Akaushi steak to brisket-stuffed jalapeno poppers. The grill at the Berry residence is always fired up. If you’re in South Texas, she’ll show you the best taquerias in town!

#DYK

The federal government has achieved its goal of awarding at least 25% of all federal contracts to small businesses. Still in the works, meeting the 5% procurement goal of federal contracts being awarded to women contractors.
 - SCORE
8-koi Supports Premier Education
and Training Facilities Upgrades
Palm Beach State College (PBSC) has selected CDE as the preferred service provider to perform its structural and mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) continuing services contracts for single projects under $1,000,000 across the college’s five campuses.  Read the full article in Brevard Business News .
Another win in the world of construction news, 8-koi was recently awarded a contract at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville for SAR Pool Structural Repairs. This facility is critical to the  Navy Rescue Swimmer training program  at NAS Jax.
Lastly, the Astronaut Crew Quarters (ACQ) at the Kennedy Space Center Operations and Checkout (O&C) Building keeps cool thanks to our construction (HVAC) work. Watch how Astronauts and NASA personnel stay cool in the ACQ in this video from  Spaceflight Now . Nice work, Team!
CDE's Victor Benziger, PE, Earns Certification

Congratulations to Victor Benziger, PE, structural engineer at Cape Design Engineering . He earned his AACE Certified Estimating Professional certification. Kudos, Victor!
On the Scene
8-koi's Amy Sigmon and Sirena Hendrickson scouted for new recruits at the Career Source Brevard Hiring Event held on February 5, at the Tony Rosa Community Center in Palm Bay. Hundreds of job seekers and sixty employers from various industries including aerospace, manufacturing, construction, hospitality and IT attended.
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