Georgian welcomes donation from Acklands-Grainger Inc.
February 06, 2013

Thanks to the efforts of part-time faculty member Susan Cronje, Georgian received a wide range of personal protective equipment (PPE) from Acklands-Grainger Inc. and Honeywell.

Senior representatives from both companies recently visited the college to personally donate the products for use in Georgian’s new Occupational Health and Safety Management graduate certificate program.

a group of men and women stand clustered together as one of them demonstrates the use of an industrial safety mask

Joyann Bache of Honeywell Safety Products demonstrates the use of an industrial safety mask to Monique Vaillancourt, Acting Dean, Georgian School of Business.

Georgian welcomes donation from Acklands-Grainger Inc.

On hand to thank officials of the company were School of Business Acting Dean Monique Vaillancourt, Associate Dean Barb Watts and Program Co-ordinator Ruthanne Krant.

Acklands-Grainger is Canada’s largest distributor of industrial, safety and fastener products, backed by more than 120 years of proven history in providing selection, quality and service excellence to its customers. A key focus of Acklands Grainger has been to develop key working partnerships with many of the higher education institutions across Canada.

The company is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment, promoting strong communities and finding ways to reduce its environmental footprint, while providing products that help customers reduce their impact on the environment.

The company demonstrates corporate social responsibility by actively contributing to communities in which it does business. Since 2000, the company has been a national partner with the United Way and provides support for several regional and local charities across the country.

Georgian College is a proud recipient of the company’s generosity and is looking forward to exploring other partnership activities involving Acklands-Grainger Inc.