Business Briefs for May 6

Duininck, Inc. names Chris Duininck as president

Duininck, Inc. of Prinsburg, named Chris Duininck as president of its Minnesota division, effective April 1. With the transition to the new role, Chris Duininck will focus on optimizing organizational structure and performance for the heavy civil construction company, which offers a diverse range of services and products.

Trevor Duininck, a third-generation owner with a tenure of seven years as Chris Duininck’s predecessor, announced the transition at an all-employee meeting on April 4.

“Over the last five years, Duininck has expanded its footprint in southwest Minnesota and eastern South Dakota and invested significant resources in growing our capabilities through leadership development, safety improvements, and performance excellence. With Chris’ deep industry knowledge and commitment to the organization’s success, Duininck is well-positioned for continued growth while sustaining the values we uphold as a family business that seeks to serve our Midwest communities,” he said.

Chris Duininck, also a third-generation owner, formerly held the title of vice president of operations/contract management at Duininck, Inc. and is well-versed in the organization. He has over 30 years of experience in the family business, holding various positions within the aggregates, asphalt paving, grading, estimating, contract management, and golf divisions.

“This background helps me identify with nearly every employment position we have,” Chris said. “It’s an honor and a privilege for me to lead this talented group of professionals. I’m very optimistic as we look forward to providing solutions to our infrastructure needs, and I’m confident that Duininck will have a positive impact as we continue to build strong communities in which we live, play, and work.” 

While Chris Duininck now assumes the lead role in various strategic initiatives and operations, Trevor Duininck will continue to support the ongoing success of the company as an active part of the senior leadership team for Duininck, Inc. His focus as CEO of Duininck Companies, the parent company of Duininck that is headquartered in Willmar, with holdings across several industries, will be maximized through the transition.

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