June 30, 2010

Habitat for Humanity Panel Build in Carmel a Success

CARMEL, IN (INGERSOLL RAND NEWS SERVICE) -- Approximately 150 local and out-of-town Ingersoll Rand employees participated in a Habitat for Humanity panel build held at the Security Technologies and Residential Solutions headquarters in Carmel, IN. In only four hours, six teams of volunteers built and assembled all the walls and panels needed for a 1,300-square-foot home. The home was temporarily assembled in the Ingersoll Rand parking lot, prior to being disassembled and transported to the home site at 1924 Cornell Avenue in downtown Indianapolis.

Nicole Webster, the future owner of this home, was on site participating in the event. She will remain an active participant in the build process, which will be completed with the home dedication on August 20. Twelve additional build days will be led by local sub-team leaders, involving approximately 200 additional Ingersoll Rand volunteers, before turning the house over to the Webster family.

“In our second year working with Habitat locally, I couldn’t be happier with the strong showing of employees excited to devote sweat equity to the cause,” said Tim Eckersley, Security Technologies, president Americas, and Habitat for Humanity sponsor. “The program is a fantastic way for us to better our community, while helping a deserving family begin the path of home ownership.”

In addition to sponsoring the build, Residential Solutions has arranged for donations of Trane HVAC units and Schlage locks to be installed in the new home.



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