Simpson reinforces ties with Habitat for Humanity
Simpson Strong-Tie is renewing its partnership with Habitat for the sixth straight year bringing the company’s overall donation to $1.5 million.
"Simpson Strong-Tie is excited to have reached the $1.5 million donation mark,” said Terry Kingsfather, president of Simpson Strong-Tie. “Our employees are very proud to support Habitat and to work alongside people who truly want to build and live in safe, strong, affordable homes. Habitat provides a valuable service to our community and we are honored to be a part of it."
Simpson Strong-Tie began its partnership with Habitat for Humanity International in 2007, annually providing $250,000 in cash and product donations, including the structural framing hardware (connectors and fasteners) and reinforced shear walls for new home construction. Simpson Strong-Tie has built homes with Habitat in the United States and abroad, supported Habitat’s Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Projects, and responded to communities affected by natural disasters including along the U.S. Gulf Coast Region and Haiti.
“The growing support provided by faithful partners like Simpson Strong-Tie enables us to help more families around the world in need of adequate shelter,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International.
Bona US introduces spot cleaner
Aurora, Colo.-based Bona US, the hardwood-floor-care company, launched Bona Hardwood Floor Spot Cleaner designed to handle tough messes made by pets.
“Leaving pet soils on floors for an extended period of time may damage the finish of hardwood floors,” said Chad Nordhagen, director of marketing for Bona US. “Our innovative research team developed Bona Hardwood Floor Sot Cleaner to address this issue.”
The formula breaks up messes to dissolve and safely lift soils from the floor to minimize the potential of staining. The product is also safe for use around family and pets.
Last month, Bona US became the official Hardwood Floor Care Partner of the National Basketball Association.
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Scotts names Grassroots Grant recipients
Marysville, Ohio-based The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. named more than 100 non-profit organizations as 2012 GRO1000 Grassroots Grant recipients.
The grants will help build or enhance greenscapes in communities as part of the national GRO1000 initiative to create 1,000 community gardens and green spaces by 2018.
A list of recipients can be found at http://www.grogood.com.
"ScottsMiracle-Gro is excited to connect with our local communities and share the myriad benefits gardens and greenspaces can bring to a neighborhood and its residents, by inspiring local beautification and providing opportunities for learning, recreation and sustainability," said Jim King, ScottsMiracle-Gro’s senior VP of corporate affairs. "We’re honored to do our part in raising awareness for organizations doing good across the country."
The grants, which range from $500 to $1,500, will help non-profit organizations beautify their communities, encourage public service, increase the availability of greenscapes nationwide, and provide fresh produce to underserved communities or local food pantries.