December 16, 2016 – Microsoft traveled from Seattle to Denver on December 2 and conducted an interview with RK's COO, Jon Kinning to hear his perspective on the importance of skilled trades in the labor market. They also captured video footage of RK workers in RK's sheetmetal and plumbing shops. Zoe Baird, CEO of the Markle Foundation, and Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, presented this video to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce at their Digital Economy Board of Advisors public meeting on Thursday, December 15 in Washington D.C. to make a case for government support of our nation's skills-based workforce. Click here to see the video: https://vimeo.com/195508961 Kudos to Jon Kinning for giving them great information, and a special shout-out to RK employees Brian Swartwood and Dave Gunderson for helping manage the video crew tours in our shops. RK is proud to be recognized as an expert and industry leader in developing skilled workers!