Mining Industry Donates To Haitian Relief Effort
- Published: Friday, 22 January 2010 07:55
Several companies involved with aggregate mining are donating cash and supplies to help recovery efforts in Haiti following that countryís devastating earthquake.
Pelican Products is sending $100,000 worth of its headlamps, flashlights and cases. The company says the lamps will allow doctors to treat patients in completely dark locations and that the watertight, crushproof cases will be used to transport supplies.
ìOur prayers go out to the people of Haiti,î said Lyndon Faulkner, Pelicanís president and CEO. ìIt is impossible to see the devastation and not want to help. We hope that our donation, along with the donations of others across the county, will help bring some relief to the people of Haiti.î
Komatsu America pledged $100,000 to the American Red Cross and will match its employeesí donations dollar for dollar. ìWe extend our heartfelt concern and condolences to the people of Haiti who have been devastated by the earthquake,î says Dave Grzelak, chairman and CEO, Komatsu America Corp. ìWe will be contributing to the American Red Cross which is doing incredible work by providing aid to help rebuild the lives and communities in Haiti devastated by this disaster.î
JCB is sending two 3CX backhoe loaders worth $150,000. The company is making the machines available to the U.S. government.
ìThe scale of the devastation is unimaginable and itís heart-rending to see the human suffering caused by the disaster,î said JCB Chairman Sir Anthony Bamford. ìThere is clearly a lack of equipment on the island and I hope our gift of JCB machines will help in some small way to alleviate that suffering and in the rebuilding in the aftermath of the earthquake.î
John Patterson, Chairman and CEO of JCB Inc., says, ìWe are working with the State Department and the United States Southern Command who are coordinating the massive relief effort in Haiti. We want utilize the most efficient channels available to ensure that the machines reach the agencies and the people that need them. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti.î
ìSoged S.A., the Case dealer in Haiti, immediately deployed available excavators, wheel loaders and other equipment to assist in recovery efforts. And EDOM ñ Empresas Dominicanas C.A., a New Holland/Kobelco dealer in the Dominican Republic, was able to offer delivery of up to 10 machines within 24 hours,î said Jim McCullough, president and CEO, CNH Construction Equipment.
CNH also offered several pieces of heavy construction equipment to Haiti, including crawler excavators ranging from 7 to 16 tons, a tractor loader backhoe and motor grader, through the United Nations.
Finally, to facilitate employees wishing to make a direct contribution to earthquake victims, CNH will match employee cash donations, in addition to making a company donation.