January 21, 2016

Barton Malow Apprentice Krystle Kosbar Named Apprentice of the Year

The Livingston County-based Michigan Operating Engineers announced Tuesday a Barry County woman has been named this year’s Michigan Apprentice of the Year.

Krystle Kosbar, of Middleville, which is about 26 miles southeast of Grand Rapids, said she is honored to have her hard work appreciated.

“I was pretty shocked,” she said about the award. “I worked for it and it was definitely a surprise. It was definitely an honor.”

The purpose of the Apprentice of the Year award is to recognize “the vital role the apprentice programs play in their industry,” Operating Engineers’ leaders said.