CONTECH completes building donation to Abilities First

Stormwater 360 parent CONTECH Construction Products Inc. completes donation of its old corporate headquarters to Abilities First, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving adults and children with special needs...

Dec 9th, 2005

WEST CHESTER, OH, Dec. 9, 2005) -- CONTECH Construction Products Inc. has completed the donation of its former corporate headquarters to Abilities First, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving adults and children with special needs.

Pat Harlow, chairman, CEO and president of CONTECH, formally presented the deed and the keys to the two buildings at 1001 and 1009 Grove Street in Middletown to Tom Wheeler, executive director of Abilities First, at a ceremony December 8, 2005 at CONTECH's new West Chester headquarters.

"This is extremely important for Abilities First, as the services we provide and the demands on those services has increased over our 48 years of serving children and adults with disabilities," says Wheeler. "We had some serious space problems, and this gesture affords us an opportunity to grow our services while also expanding employment in the Middletown area."

"We have a history with this organization, and we wanted to continue to assist them in providing the wonderful work they conduct," says Harlow. "We regrettably had to relocate to our new headquarters in West Chester due to our expansion and growth needs. But we wanted to remain a part of the organization and continue to support the community we were a part of for over 100 years."

Abilities First (www.abilitiesfirst.org) is a private, community supported, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization which provides comprehensive services to children and adults with special needs. Currently, they serve nearly 1,000 annually and expect the need for services to continually increase.

CONTECH (www.contech-cpi.com) is a leading civil engineering site solutions products and services company. The company -- which acquired Vortechnics and merged it with Stormwater Management Inc. earlier this year to form Stormwater 360 -- is the only nationwide provider of corrugated metal and plastic pipe, detention/retention systems, geogrid and geotextile materials, erosion control products, bridge structures, retaining wall systems and stormwater treatment solutions.

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In other company news: "CONTECH relocates headquarters: New facility to provide space for growth, expansion"

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