Tolko builds on housing efforts

Posted by Rumin Mann
May 10th, 2011

A Vernon-based company is making sure that families in need have a place to call home.

Tolko Industries has donated lumber to help Habitat for Humanity build homes for low-income working families with children in Westbank.

“We are very pleased to again be partnering with Habitat for Humanity on such a great project,” said Greg Maralia, with Tolko.

“It is very satisfying to contribute back regionally grown and manufactured product to help these two local families own homes.”

Tolko is supplying lumber from its Nicola, Lavington and Kelowna mills, and plywood from its Armstrong mill to frame a duplex.

This partnership with Habitat for Humanity renews a relationship that grew in 2006, following donations and a team of Tolko employees who travelled to New Orleans for rebuild efforts after  Hurricane Katrina.

Source: Vernon Morning Star – May 6, 2011

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