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Texas Mutual will award $100K to KC Risk Management Institute Feb. 21

Texas Mutual Insurance Company—the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance—is awarding a $100,000 grant to Kilgore College (KC) to continue funding the college’s Risk Management Institute, to provide free workplace safety courses for community employers, workers and the general public.

KC will accept the $100,000 at a press conference 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, on the second floor of the McLaurin Administration Building on the Kilgore campus.

This is the 17th consecutive year that Texas Mutual, the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, has given a $100,000 grant to the college to support the Risk Management Institute.

“We are grateful to receive this grant from our partners at Texas Mutual who share our commitment to the prevention of workplace accidents and to overall workplace safety,” said Dr. Brenda Kays, KC president. “Thanks to this grant, our growing risk management program will continue to help workers in Kilgore and across Texas to be more prepared and successful on the job, creating safer work environments for employees.”

Over the past year alone, the KC Risk Management Institute program had 727 students enroll in offered safety courses, including its newest courses on excavation and trenching and conducting safety audits. 

“Texas Mutual acknowledges the vital role played by our community college partners in advancing our mission to build a stronger, safer Texas,” said Eric Bourquin, vice president of safety services at Texas Mutual. “Over the past two-plus decades, our commitment to these institutions and their communities has been fortified through grant funding. We take pride in sustaining our investment in the ongoing education of thousands of Texas employees.”

For more information about the KC Risk Management Institute, please visit, or call (903) 983-8683.

About Texas Mutual Insurance Company Austin-based Texas Mutual Insurance Company, a policyholder-owned company, is the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance. Texas Mutual provides coverage to 43 percent of the market, representing over 76,000 companies, many of which are small businesses. Since 1991, the company has provided a stable, competitively priced source of workers’ comp insurance for Texas employers. Helping employers prevent workplace accidents is an important part of Texas Mutual’s mission.