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K.A. Group, which manufactures industry leading earthmoving equipment to agriculture, industrial construction, heavy construction, and mining industries, was honored with the Lee Brandon Walker Award.

K.A. Group’s K-Tec and Ashland equipment brands represent the industry-leading market share for pull-pan scraper sales based upon UCC filings for new units.

The Lee Brandon Walker Award is presented by Owner Resource Group (ORG), an Austin-based private investment firm. The award is named after one of ORG’s founding members who, with his passionate commitment to service, tragically passed away in 2014. The Lee Brandon Walker Award is presented to companies that exhibit a commitment to service to both their employees and their communities.

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“We are honored and humbled to accept the Lee Walker Award.  Our success under Owner Resource Group (ORG) leadership was truly unprecedented.  Our growth, both as an organization and as individuals, has been outstanding.  We thank Owner Resource Group (ORG) for their trust and confidence in our K-Tec Team.  We are also proud to be able to continue the legacy of Lee Walker and his contributions to Owner Resource Group (ORG) and the business community.” said K.A. Group’s Chief Business Development Officer, Kelly Goossen.

From small farming operations, third generation earthmoving companies, to massive mining corporations, the K.A. Group provides a broad assortment of solutions for moving material more effectively. The company’s world-wide dealership network allows for maximum product uptime for ultimate serviceability.

Past recipients of the Lee Brandon Walker Award include US Med-Equip, Global Parts Distributors, Gila Corporation and Precision Hydraulic Cylinders. ORG is proud of the relationships forged with its Partner Company teams over the years and the shared commitment to enhancing long-term value in their businesses.

About K.A. Group
K.A. Group is comprised of industry leading earthmoving equipment brands: K-Tec & Ashland.
Founded in 2000, K-Tec provides its customers with high quality scraper equipment and earthmoving accessories for purchase through their authorized dealers around the globe. K-Tec offerings include Direct Mount, Train, and ADT scrapers ranging from 28 to 63 cu.yds, and other earthmoving accessories to provide an efficient solution to various heavy construction and mining operations.

K-Tec merged companies with Ashland in March 2020 to become the market leading scraper manufacturer in the world.
Ashland Industries was established in 1953, and produces advanced dolly wheel, direct mount, and dump-style scrapers ranging from 3.25 to 34 cu.yds for the compact, agriculture, and industrial construction markets.

K-Tec and Ashland also offer a variety of earthmoving implements consisting of Land Levelers, Construction Disc Harrows, and other support equipment.


Media Contact:

Shane Kroeker
Director of Strategic Initiatives
K.A. Group
T: 204-746-6435