Company: AMKA Safety
Q&A with Bocar Kane, President & CEO
AMKA SAFETY has provided premier services and supplies to major mining, oil & gas, and road construction companies worldwide. We are certified TG, S/BE, DBE, and CERT located in Edina Minnesota.
AMKA's core strength is making the impossible possible. We are solutions provider. We Manufacture and convert unmatched quality products for the construction industry. Additionally, AMKA is 3M certified pavement markings installer.
AMKA has experience in mining, oil & gas and heavy construction, with direct access to technical experience from our suppliers and partners.
AMKA is an American owned and managed company with over 20+ years of combined expertise in Engineering, project management, manufacturing, mining, road construction, supply chain, and continuous improvement.
AMKA’s experts, focused on your interest.
WHAT MAKES YOU STAND OUT FROM COMPETITORS?
AMKA is a nibble and reliable company. We are our own competition as we touch what the giants in this industry specialize in but also have a niche that is unique in this industry. We design and implement SRTS projects that contribute to making our roads and communities safer for our children.
WHAT COMPANY SUCCESSES WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE?
We have unique manufacturing capabilities along with a well experienced team and partners to be your solution provider and this enables us to get to complete your project on-time and on budget.
WHAT ONGOING COMPANY CHALLENGES/ BARRIERS ARE YOU FACING?
We are looked at as competition to our elder giants in the industry and such cause issues to be able to develop healthy relationships with these giants in this industry.
IF YOU COULD GIVE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE TO A NEW MWBE FIRM, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Learn the market very well and understand the competition and develop partnerships with small and large firms to help stay in this heavily competitive and relational industry.
WHAT RECOMMENDATIONS WOULD YOU GIVE GENERAL CONTRACTORS AND OWNERS?
Change the narrative by giving opportunities to pioneer businesses like AMKA and mentor them through the processes and cycles of this industry so we can create a win-win for all communities. They may open doors for the GCs one day.
WHAT IS SOMETHING ENCOURAGING YOU SEE HAPPENING IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY?
There is a positive wave of change that is inclusive and diversified that is happening. We are ready to ride that wave successfully.
WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU LIKE US TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR COMPANY?
Provide AMKA with an opportunity and we will be your lasting solution provider.