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Kleinfelder Commits to Supporting Working Moms Through Partnership with Milk Stork

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

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SAN DIEGO, California – When new mother and Kleinfelder Project Manager Liz Bissonnette was scheduled to travel for an event, the stressful nature of traveling, pumping, and saving her breastmilk could have prevented Liz from achieving her work commitments. Fortunately for Liz (and Kleinfelder), she used the services of Milk Stork to pump and ship her breastmilk, which is commonly referred to as ‘liquid gold.’ 

Milk Stork, headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is the first ever breastmilk shipping company for business traveling, nursing mothers.  With input from Bissonnette, Kleinfelder began its partnership with Milk Stork in 2020. The partnership allows nursing mothers to maintain their commitment to breastfeeding while continuing to thrive in their career.

“Traveling for work while nursing can a stressful period of time for a mother,” commented Bissonnette.  “To complete the steps to pump, maintain proper temperature, and then effectively transport my breastmilk while simultaneously fulfilling my job responsibilities is overwhelming.  Milk Stork’s services and ease of use have allowed me to achieve my personal commitments while continuing to pursue my career aspirations at Kleinfelder, which has always been supportive of my growth and leadership opportunities.”

Milk Stork has grown rapidly, with a 50% client portfolio increase in 2019.  The company’s commitment to growth is evident through the launch of new services like its international pump and check option, which enables companies, like Kleinfelder, who have international offices to continue to benefit from the services offered.

“Milk Stork is always excited to be on the cutting edge, especially in new industries,” said Kate Torgersen, founder and CEO, Milk Stork. “Today, we are proud to support Kleinfelder as one of the first companies in the engineering and environmental consulting industry to provide their moms with access to Milk Stork’s breast milk shipping, toting, and checking services.”

For Kleinfelder, the partnership with Milk Stork is just the beginning of a continuous benefit evaluation that emphasizes investments in its employees.  Kleinfelder’s benefits range from employee wellness and lifestyle support programs to medical, financial, and legal offerings.

“The services provided by Milk Stork are important to Kleinfelder’s nursing mothers,” said Kleinfelder President and Chief Executive Officer Louis Armstrong. “Our partnership with Milk Stork, along with many of our other health and wellness benefits, underscore Kleinfelder’s investment in our employees. We seek continuous improvement to help foster employee retention and growth which enable Kleinfelder to be the industry leading firm it is today and will continue to be in the future.”

Kleinfelder’s exciting future is based on the foundation of talented staff.  To maintain its strong position in the industry and achieve growth, employee investments that foster retention and well-being will continue to be a key element of company’s strategic plan.

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Founded in 1961, Kleinfelder is a leading engineering, construction management, design, and environmental professional services firm. Kleinfelder operates from over 65 office locations in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California. Poised for growth, Kleinfelder continues to provide high-quality solutions for our diverse client base. Visit or follow us on LinkedIn/Kleinfelder.