Company partners with community college
The distributor recently awarded its first Tools for Tomorrow scholarship to Michael Guido, a student in his second year at the school's architecture and construction program. The school's faculty nominated Guido to receive the award, and praised him as motivated and dedicated.
"I'm excited to be the first recipient of Grainger's Tools for Tomorrow scholarship," said Guido. "I truly enjoy architecture and construction and Grainger's generous contribution will be a great help to me as I continue to pursue a career in that field."
For Grainger, such gifts are nothing new, said Ron Paulson, the company's regional branch services vice president.
"Grainger has been part of the local business community for 70 years and we believe investing in our young people is one of the best ways to invest in the future of the Detroit area," said Paulson.
The distributor also provided a trailer funded through a separate Grainger donation to the Henry Ford Community College Foundation. The school needed the trailer so they could move more materials and equipment to construction sites for classes such as residential and deck construction. The trailer contained tools, safety equipment and HVAC equipment donated by several of Grainger's suppliers.