Patty: Let’s discuss how we pay
As with any business, KAG has
investors and lenders. These groups
provide capital to fund the growth of
our business. In exchange, they expect
to earn a return on their investment. We
fund our acquisitions with this outside
capital. Investors such as OMERS help
us achieve our strategic goals.
On the other hand, day-to-day
expenses such as wages and operating
costs are funded by profits generated
through our field operations. This is a
separate bucket. This is why it’s vital to
provide the best-possible services to
our customers, drive out unnecessary
costs, and operate as efficiently
as possible. There’s a common
misperception that because KAG has
made a large number of acquisitions,
the acquisitions absorb money
otherwise available for wages. That’s
really not the case.
Patty: What should we expect
Acquisitions will continue to
play an important role in the future
growth of our company. I would expect
more acquisitions in the U.S. and
Canada to broaden our geographic
footprint and expand into areas
where we don’t have a strong market
presence. We’ll continue to listen to our
customers and support their growing
needs. We’ll enhance the strength and
stability of KAG so that we increase
career opportunities for our employees
and further solidify our position as the
employer of choice.
Driver Goes Hollywood
That man behind the wheel is co-starring in a movie
with Leonardo DiCaprio
When Arthur “Redcloud” Kee drove to Santa Fe, N.M., for an acting
audition, he had no idea he’d end up spending six months in Canada
filming a movie with Leonardo DiCaprio and last year’s Oscar-winning
director, Alejandro G. Iñárritu.
Arthur, a Driver at the Petro-Chemical Transport (PCT) Dallas-Fort Worth
Terminal, has dabbled in acting for years – performing in a number of
independent productions. But this film, “The Revenant,” is based on a best-
selling book and scheduled for release in theaters during the lucrative
A Tale of Survival and Revenge
“The Revenant” is the true story of fur trapper Hugh Glass (DiCaprio), who in
1823 was mauled by a bear and left for dead by other members of his hunting
party. The movie tells his tale of survival and revenge. Arthur plays a tribesman
who encounters DiCaprio’s character. It’s a crucial role.
“It wasn’t until I got to Canada that I realized how big my role was going to
be,” says Arthur. “The story would turn out differently if these two characters
The movie began shooting in Calgary in September 2014. Arthur wrapped up
his scenes last April.
A Supportive Cast
When he wasn’t shooting north of the border, he was back in Texas behind
the wheel for PCT. “I have to thank everyone at the Fort Worth Terminal,” says
Arthur. “They were so supportive and patient during the shooting schedule.”
“The Revenant” is already earning Oscar buzz. “This whole experience has
been unbelievable,” says Arthur.
Up next for Arthur is auditioning for a role in the HBO miniseries “Lewis and
Clark” with Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, and Edward Norton.
Arthur “Redcloud” Kee (far left) is shown on-set with Leonardo DiCaprio
(far right). The dead buffalo is a set prop, not an actual animal.