Trumpf Inc. played a role in Haiti’s reconstruction efforts by donating 10 of its TruTool S130 power tools.
The company made the donation to nonprofit Relief
The power tools will be used for Relief
International’s shelter program. According to a representative from Relief
International, the TruTool S130 will be used by volunteers to clear existing
metal structural components, such as corrugated metal roofs, which have been
damaged and rendered unusable by the quake, and in helping families to build
The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Jan.
12 is estimated to have caused the immediate death of more than 230,000,
injured approximately 300,000 and displaced up to 1 million people from their
Relief International’s shelter program, funded by the
United Nations, is targeting its efforts to assist approximately 20,000
non-displaced individuals who have chosen to remain living next to their damaged
or destroyed housing in makeshift shelters.
“When we learned
that tools were needed for the rebuilding process, we knew we could help and
responded with the donation of the TruTool S130,” said Rolf Biekert, president
and CEO of Farmington, Conn.-based Trumpf Inc. “With the rainy season fast
approaching, there is a critical need in Haiti for equipment to help rebuild
homes and other shelters.”
The cordless TruTool S130 is an
alternative to hand shears and is designed to cut thin sheet metal.
addition to Trumpf’s donation of power tools, the company and its employees
have made a monetary contribution to the Haitian relief effort.
Trumpf donates to Haiti rebuilding efforts
May 1, 2010