The employees and management of Oldcastle Inc., Atlanta, have donated $800,000 to the American Red Cross, New York Times 9/11 Neediest Fund and the United Way to help the victims and families of the Sept. 11 tragedies in New York City and Washington, D.C.
The employees and management of Allied Building Products, a leading national distributor of roofing and siding materials to construction markets, donated a separate contribution of $12,000 to the Sweeney & Harkin Fund. Sweeney & Harkin Carpentry and Dry Wall Corp. of Long Island, N.Y., a long-time Allied customer, lost two employees at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. The donation will help support the children of the two employees.
Oldcastle was involved in the New York recovery efforts in other ways as well. Its Tilcon New York Inc. subsidiary, a leading Northeast supplier to the highway and building trades markets, mobilized eight quarry loaders from its New York-area locations on September 12 and provided manpower assistance to the New York City Port Authority. The loaders were deployed to the World Trade Center South Tower and One Liberty Plaza to clear the streets of debris and demolished vehicles. Tilcon also provided dust masks, work gloves, hard hats, safety glasses, reflective safety vests and t-shirts to help emergency workers.
Buchanan Marine, which operates aggregate barges, tugboats and a shipyard in the Northeast, supplied crew and chartered barges to move equipment, supplies and people back and forth across the Hudson River. Low-bed tractor-trailers, operated by sister-company Pennsy Supply Inc., hauled search and rescue equipment and removed debris in the days and weeks following the Sept. 11 tragedy. Pennsy was mobilized by Pennsylvania Task Force 1, one of 27 national certified urban search and rescue teams called on by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Oldcastle Precast, the leading manufacturer of precast products, donated safety helmets to protect rescue workers.