About Us

Meet Karl Bjorkland

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A Visionary Leader
Shaping the Future of Heavy Hauling

Karl Bjorkland, the driving force behind K&D Industries of NY, LLC, stands tall as the CEO, President, Founder, and Proud Owner of his premier heavy hauling enterprise located in Peekskill, NY, nestled within the vibrant heart of Westchester County in Region 8. With an astounding career spanning over three decades, Karl’s unparalleled expertise and unyielding passion for trucks and heavy hauling have propelled his company to the forefront of the industry.

A Trailblazer from the Start: Karl’s connection to the industry began at a young age, with his ambition driving him to purchase his first truck at the remarkable age of 22. As a solo owner operator, he embarked on a journey that would define his career. The early years were marked by tireless efforts, long hours, filled with ups and many downs, gave him a strong desire to learn every facet of the industry.

Learning Through Experience: Karl’s success story is a testament to his unrelenting dedication to honing his craft. He hit the ground running, immersing himself in the world of heavy hauling, and soaking up invaluable insights with each turn of the wheel. Through hands-on experience and a steadfast commitment to excellence, Karl transformed challenges into opportunities, continuously improving his skills and deepening his understanding of an ever-evolving industry.

A Vision for Growth: Karl’s journey was not merely about treading a path already paved; it was about charting a course of his own. Committed to evolving alongside the industry, he embraced change and innovation. K&D Industries of NY, LLC, under his visionary leadership, stands as a testament to Karl’s commitment to adapt and grow, leveraging emerging technologies and strategies to stay ahead of the curve.

Building Bridges and Relationships: Karl’s journey has been one of building connections, not just in the literal sense of constructing bridges and roads, but in the figurative sense of forging lasting relationships within the construction arena. Years of cultivating partnerships and collaborating with peers have transformed him into a reputable professional within the industry, someone sought after for advice, insights, and collaboration.

Karl Bjorkland’s legacy is one of a visionary leader, a passionate truck aficionado, and an industry leader. His journey from that first truck to the helm of K&D Industries of NY, LLC is a testament to the power of dedication, determination, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. As Karl continues to shape the landscape of heavy hauling, his impact resonates not just within Peekskill or Westchester County, but across the entire Region 8 construction arena.

Our Team

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Supporting the Success of Your Projects

Arletta Hayes has been with K&D since March of 2020 and is a dedicated administrative assistant with a strong background in the construction trucking and landscape supply industry. She can be found in the wild doing what she is proficient in: managing billing, payroll, email and phone inquiries, certified payroll, bids, and union dues.

Committed to ensuring smooth office operations and
maintaining accurate records, she maintains a “do it well, or

don’t do it at all” attitude.  Adept at multitasking and providing essential support to keep the company running efficiently, she knows what it takes to brew a mean pot of coffee!

She also enjoys dancing, singing, spirituality, meditation, self-empowerment and art of all kinds.

Certifications

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DBE, SBE, and MBE Certifications:
A Brief Overview

DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise): To qualify for the DBE program, a business must be at least 51% owned by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual, according to NYSDOT regulations, and maintain daily control of its operations.

SBE (Small Business Enterprise): SBE certification involves criteria such as being independently owned and operated, not dominating the field of operation, having a principal office located in New York, and owners domiciled in New York.

MBE (Minority Business Enterprise): Minority ownership constitutes at least 51% ownership by a minority group, such as Asian, African American, Hispanic, or Native American, as defined by the National Minority Supplier Development Council.

K&D Industries of NY, LLC is the Leading/Premier DBE/SBE/MBE Certified Construction Trucking Company in Westchester County, New York.

K&D Industries of NY, LLC takes immense pride in being the largest DBE/SBE/MBE certified construction trucking company in Westchester County, New York. While this achievement is certainly noteworthy, the benefits it offers to its customers are even more impressive.

It is essential to understand the significance of hiring & utilizing a DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise), SBE (Small Business Enterprise), and MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) certifications. K&D Industries of NY, LLC, is a MBE/DBE certified construction trucking company and we’d like to explain why our DBE/SBE/MBE certification deserves recognition. K&D Industries of NY, LLC. was at the helm of obtaining their minority credentials for over a decade.

Meeting Supplier Diversity Goals: Many corporations, both large and small, actively seek DBE/SBE/MBE owned businesses to fulfill their supplier diversity goals. Partnering with a certified vendor like K&D Industries of NY, LLC, can help businesses expand into government project opportunities.

 

Why Partner with a DBE/SBE/MBE Certified Vendor?

  • Flexibility and Cost Savings: DBE/SBE/MBE certified companies can provide greater flexibility and cost-saving strategies, thanks to diversity of spending requirements and various federal and state tax incentives, breaks, and potential rebates. This creates a mutually beneficial partnership with customers.

  • Community Brand Recognition: Supporting DBE/SBE/MBE communities and diversity in the workplace is not just an ethical choice; it’s also an invaluable investment in brand recognition within the community. Incorporating these values into business culture and marketing efforts enhances a company’s image and reputation.

  • Meeting Supplier Diversity Goals: Many corporations, both large and small, actively seek DBE/SBE/MBE owned businesses to fulfill their supplier diversity goals. Partnering with a reputable, legitimate certified vendor like K&D Industries of NY, LLC, can help businesses expand into government project opportunities.

  • Revenue Expansion: Compliance with DBE/SBE/MBE requirements allows companies to access larger purchase opportunities that mandate a specific amount of spending through DBE/SBE/MBE certified vendors. This leads to increased growth prospects and mutually beneficial outcomes.

Working with K&D Industries of NY, LLC

  • K&D Industries of NY, LLC is a privately-owned family business, and they proudly hold the distinction of being the largest DBE/SBE/MBE construction trucking company in New York.

  • Based in Peekskill, New York K&D Industries of NY, LLC focuses on infrastructure and construction development projects in Westchester County, as well as surrounding counties alike and the TRI State area.

  • Their fleet of construction trucks provides top-notch service and as they continue to grow, learn, and develop their skills it allows them to hone into their expertise setting them apart from other local companies.

  • Their commitment to quality, reliability, and unmatched deliverables is a testament to the rigorous certification process they’ve undergone. They maintain and renew their certifications while adhering to and abiding by NYSDOT protocols.

  • In conclusion, DBE/SBE/MBE certification is not just a badge; it’s a pathway to growth, diversity, and opportunities. K&D Industries of NY, LLC embodies these principles and stands ready to be your trusted partner in construction and infrastructure development projects in Region 8.
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