Gates employee wins a new car


Local News

June 24, 2019 - 10:17 AM

Gates Corporation of Iola plant manager Brad Bradbury congratulates Doug Kober for winning a drawing for a 2018 Ford escape. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN

Doug Kober’s daily commute just became a lot smoother.

Kober, a long-term employee at Gates Corporation in Iola, was the winner of a drawing for a 2018 Ford Escape. The drawing was part of the thrilling finale of the hose manufacturer’s annual employee picnic Saturday.

As one of three Gates Corporations plants around the world to be named recipients of its President’s Award for Excellence in Operations Performance, Gates Iola had about 150 eligible employees for the drawing. 

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