I started in the telephone industry in 1975 and now it is 2018, so I have decided to retire. I was a combination tech from 1975 to 1987 at Haviland Telephone. In 1987, I went to work for KanOkla. I started as the Plant Supervisor in charge of five men and we were headquartered in Anthony, KS. KanOkla had just put their first fiber optic cable in the ground between the Caldwell and Bluff City exchanges. We never imagined back then just what that fiber cable was going to do for us in the
A lot of changes are taking place at KanOkla right now, out with the old and in with the new! These changes are taking place company wide, and are far reaching as KanOkla continues to grow.
For the last 20 years KanOkla Networks has offered computer repair as well as home networking to help make our customers’ lives easier. But technology is always changing, and we have been changing with it. Customers now need help with server management, firewall protection, home and business networks, and Wi-Fi deployments throughout their homes and offices. Over the years we have been expanding our skills in all of these areas and offer complete IT management solutions to all of our customers.
KanOkla’s Tailgate 2017 was a slam dunk...wait wrong sport... a homerun...come on try again...it was a Super Bowl touchdown! The KanOkla grillers, Jake Smock, Mark Cope, Paul Shore, and Trent Stevenson, flipped and cooked 528 hamburgers to perfection. The grillers handed off the ham burgers to a competitive assembly line of Barb Schlottog, Brandi Williamson, Debbie Koch, and Kim Reilly who added the cheese and gave the buns a slap into a foil wrap. Jill Kuehny and Pam Schneider tossed the hamburgers to the tailgate line in the end zone for completion of the play, TOUCHDOWN!
Oh, by the time you are reading this the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season will be among us. Don’t forget to let the KanOkla Store assist you with your shopping list, and also making some great tasting festive food. The store has jalapeno jelly, honey, BBQ sauce, dip and soup mixes, and seasonings of all sorts to make your Christmas celebration the place to be. The KanOkla Store has Kamando Joe grills, Traeger Grills and accessories, toys, Rtic cups, collegiate or pro team tool boxes, and much more. Don’t forget the 12 Days of Christmas promotion starts on December 4th.
KanOkla Networks had four students from our area place in the 14th Annual National Telcom Fire Safety Art Contest. The theme to promote fire safety this year was, “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”. The theme was to reinforce why everyone needs to have an escape plan as seconds can mean a difference between escaping safely from a fire, or tragedy. KanOkla is a client/member of the Telcom Insurance Group. KanOkla appreciates their involvement in promoting safety to our area students through their art contest.