Toolmaker gives to hurricane relief
Apex gives $220K in equipment to charities
The parent company of Wiss, Gearwrench, Crescent and Lufkin tools are giving $220,000 worth of tools to communities suffering in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Harvey.
The tools were shipped from an Apex Tools LLC North Carolina distribution center to Houston Community ToolBank, a nonprofit that supplies equipment to volunteers for projects.
“Our associates as well as our businesses are committed to building today’s communities, building tomorrow’s skills and rebuilding in times of need,” said Jim Roberts, CEO of Apex Tool Group. “While our own facilities were not impacted by the devastation of hurricanes Harvey or Irma, putting our tools and resources in the hands of local nonprofits will help accelerate clean up and restoration efforts. Our donations, combined with the efforts of many volunteers, will help restore these communities as quickly as possible. Our thoughts are with all who have been impacted by these catastrophic events.”
Apex also donated use of a 350,000-square-foot warehouse for two months to nonprofit Trusted World to distribute Harvey relief donations.
ToolBank USA CEO Alan Harrison said the supplies from Apex will be put to good use.
“The need in Florida is huge, and this donation will allow us to assist people and communities we might otherwise not reach, but who need help now,” he said. “We are grateful for Apex Tool Group’s assistance.”