FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (October 26, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Employees Volunteer at the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank

Oldcastle Infrastructure Employees Volunteer at the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank

The act of “giving back” means different things to different people. For some, it is a monetary issue, while others might view it as a matter of giving their time. However, for employees of Oldcastle Infrastructure Fredericksburg, giving back to the community manifested itself at a local food bank on October 7, 2017.

For approximately 3 hours, employees packed boxes that would later be distributed to low income seniors and individuals with disabilities.  The Oldcastle Infrastructure team assisted in the placement of canned goods into boxes as they moved down an assembly line. Planned for dispersal during the month of October, over 1,488 boxes were packaged. This volunteer opportunity was of particular importance to the Fredericksburg team, as many communities surrounding their plant are supported by the food bank.

“With all the tragedy of the recent hurricanes, we sometimes lose focus of the fact there are still people in our own communities who are struggling and in need of food and other assistance,” said Larry Ramsburg, plant manager of Oldcastle Infrastructure Fredericksburg. “It is amazing to see the impact that a few volunteers, donating a couple hours of their weekend, have on feeding families in need within our community.  Thanks to all of our Oldcastle Infrastructure family who participated in this much‐needed service to our community.”

Oldcastle Infrastructure Sales Manager Karen Brock commented, “Acting on an Oldcastle Infrastructure Core Value of helping our communities, we joined with other local volunteers working together for the common good.  It’s amazing what we can accomplish in the first two hours of a day, this quick assembly of care packages will impact many people in need.  It is also a privilege to take part in an organized expression of compassion and are glad we took the time to be here.”

The Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank serves Caroline County, the City of Fredericksburg, King George County, the Locust Grove community, Spotsylvania County and Stafford County as well as neighboring communities. We are members of Feeding America, a national organization supporting more than 200 Food Banks across the country and the largest domestic hunger relief agency in the United States.

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Oldcastle Infrastructure is the clear choice for building products and services for North American infrastructure projects. We are a leading provider of engineered product solutions nationwide to a number of market sectors including: Water, Communications, Energy, and Transportation.

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SELKIRK, NY (October 23, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Selkirk Employees Help Local Elementary Students Prepare for Success

Oldcastle Infrastructure Selkirk Employees Help Local Elementary Students Prepare for Success

Recognizing the need in local elementary schools, Specialty Projects Manager Jeanette Sullivan organized a School Supply Drive to collect and fill backpacksfor students as they prepare for the new school year.  Through the generosity of Oldcastle Infrastructure’s Building Systems Division employees, she collected enough supplies to fill fifteen backpacks!  Oldcastle Infrastructure matched the donations with another fifteen backpacks, making it possible for Jeanette to deliver thirty backpacks to local children, ensuring they have the tools for a successful school year.

“I was very proud of how the whole team came together with a great idea that was so impactful to benefit the kids and the families of the local community,” said Chris Speck, VP and Regional Manager at Oldcastle Infrastructure.  “It was awesome to see how excited and appreciative the teachers and administration at these schools were for our donation and while it may not seem like a lot, it was very evident that these 30 children will greatly benefit from Oldcastle Infrastructure’s generosity.”

Each backpack was filled with crayons, colored pencils, markers, pencils, erasers, ruler, highlighters, pencil sharpener, pencil box, binder, binder dividers, loose leaf paper, glue sticks, Elmer’s glue, scissors, pocket folders, notebooks, calculator, and ear buds. A separate box was also packed containing classroom supplies such as tissues, wipes, pens, post‐it notes, index cards, and baggies.

On Friday, August 18th, Oldcastle Infrastructure presented the supplies and backpacks to Pieter B Coeymans Elementary School.  “Thank you SO much for the donations”, said Fred Engelhardt, Assistant Superintendent for Ravena‐Coeymans‐Selkirk District. “Mr. Jones and the secretarial staff could not stop talking about how nice it will be for our children who are in need, to receive such a wonderful start to the school year!!”

In addition, Oldcastle Infrastructure presented supplies and backpacks to Troy City School District on Monday, August 21st. Troy City Coordinator of Grants and Funded Programs Juli Currey remarked, “Thank you so much for thinking of Troy!! The students in our district can definitely use them.”

Oldcastle Infrastructure would like to thank all of the employees who donated supplies, funds and help for the drive.  Special thanks to Meagan Palmer, JoAnn Hildenbrandt and Ashley Allsop for their time organizing and shopping, and to Jeanette Sullivan for her dedication to ensuring our community kids are prepared for academic success!

About Oldcastle Infrastructure
Oldcastle Infrastructure is the clear choice for building products and services for North American infrastructure projects. We are a leading provider of engineered product solutions nationwide to a number of market sectors including: Water, Communications, Energy, and Transportation.

www.oldcastleprecast.com

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