The beginning of the 1960's was the time of the Cold War and the ever-accelerating arms race. The Soviet Union and the United States were competing not only on Earth, but also in space.
The Soviet Union had already won the first round of the Space Race by being the first to successfully launch a satellite and soon after send a man into orbit. The Americans took it as their goal to be the first to launch a man to the Moon.
A well-known story tells about President John F. Kennedy’s visit to the headquarters of NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, to see how the Moon landing project was coming along. During his visit, he met numerous engineers, military leaders and pilots training to be astronauts. He asked about their responsibilities and their role in the project with a genuine interest of the head of state.
As the presidential entourage was leaving, President Kennedy noticed a janitor sweeping the floor. The president also stopped to ask him what his role at NASA was.
The janitor proudly answered: “Mister President, I’m helping to send a man to the Moon!“
The janitor knew his work was a part of something bigger and held an important role in achieving the goal of the entire organization. Because of that, sweeping the trash felt like meaningful and important work.
The same attitude and striving for a shared goal is also part of Keradur’s DNA. We don’t only clean office spaces, we also help our customers build a more positive image and a successful business!