TAMKO Building Products, Inc. has donated $250,000 to the West Alabama Chapter of the American Red Cross to assist the region in recovering from the catastrophic tornadoes of late April.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – TAMKO Building Products, Inc. has donated $250,000 to the West Alabama Chapter of the American Red Cross to assist the region in recovering from the catastrophic tornadoes of late April. “Having seen the devastation first hand, we want to assist the Red Cross in the important work they are doing across the region,” said TAMKO’s President and Chief Executive Officer David C. Humphreys. “The widespread devastation is truly heartbreaking and we have felt the impact with our own employees at our Tuscaloosa plant.”

TAMKO’s Tuscaloosa production facility was damaged by a tornado on April 27, 2011. No employees were injured and the plant is expected to be producing shingles again by mid June at the latest. “TAMKO has been and remains a valued partner of the American Red Cross,” said Oscar Barnes, Executive Director – West Alabama Chapter of the American Red Cross. “Because of TAMKO’s very generous donation, we will be able to help many individuals who have lost so much due to these devastating storms.”

TAMKO Tuscaloosa’s General Manager Tom Deloughery said the Red Cross has played a critical role in the relief effort.

“We’ve seen Red Cross representatives at our plant and in our neighborhoods,” Deloughery said. “We sincerely appreciate what they have done to help Tuscaloosa residents recover from the storms.” TAMKO has been part of the Tuscaloosa community for nearly 40 years since constructing its production facility on 35th Street in 1973. The Tuscaloosa plant employs around 130. TAMKO operates 14 production facilities across the U.S.

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