Capital Safety, home of the DBI-SALA and PROTECTA brands and a KKR portfolio company, is donating fall protection equipment and training for select personnel for all 2014 Habitat for Humanity build sites near its two Minnesota operations in the Twin Cities (www.tchabitat.org) and Red Wing (www.gchabitat.org).
The donated equipment will be used by workers doing work at height, including roof-related work at the build sites, said Stephen Oswald, CEO, Capital Safety. “We want to help ensure that the workers and volunteers who build Habitat for Humanity homes return to their own homes safely each night,” said Oswald.
“Safety of our staff and over 17,000 volunteers annually is, of course, a priority for Habitat for Humanity,” said Mary Schumacher, chief operating officer of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. “We are very fortunate to have in-kind donors like Capital Safety, which keep our home construction costs low so more well-deserving families can purchase a Habitat home each year.”
“This represents part of a new effort where we are working with each of our industrial companies in the U.S. to identify and partner with a charity that utilizes the company’s products or in some other way ties in with the company’s mission” said Pete Stavros, Capital Safety director, Member of KKR and head of KKR’s Industrials investment team. “This relationship between Capital Safety and Habitat for Humanity is exactly the type of partnership we were hoping to encourage.”