3M Traffic Safety and Security Division announced it will once again make a major financial contribution to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation’s “Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program,” which provides post-high school financial assistance to children of highway workers killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.
The scholarship program was launched in October 1999 through a generous gift from the families of past ARTBA chairmen Jack (1991) and Stan (1999) Lanford of Roanoke, VA. Today, it is supported by contributions from highway construction industry executives and firms, and labor organizations and has helped many young adults pursue post-secondary education.
From March 2 through the end of “National Work Zone Awareness Week” April 19, a portion of sales from the company’s 3M™ Diamond Grade™ Fluorescent Orange Reflective Sheeting—up to $10,000—will go to the ARTBA scholarship fund. The donation is part of the “3M Visibly Safer Work Zones Project.”
“Our goal with the project is to support industry programs that aid the children and dependents of construction workers who paid the ultimate price while building and maintaining our nation’s roads,” said John Houle, ARTBA vice chairman at-large and vice president and general manager of 3M’s Traffic Safety and Security Division in Minneapolis. “National Work Zone Awareness Week reminds us of the dangers of work zones and 3M’s commitment to improving safety for workers and motorists. We hope our customers will participate with us on this project and help to maximize our contributions.”
To share leads on students who could benefit from the scholarship program, please email ARTBA Scholarship and Awards Manager Holly DiGangi or call at 202.289.4434, ext. 304.
Individuals and firms interested in directly supporting the ARTBA scholarship program can do so by sending a check payable to: ARTBA-TDF, 1219 28th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007.