3M Traffic Safety and Security Division announced it will once again make a major financial contribution to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation’s “Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program,” which provides post-high school financial assistance to children of highway workers killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.
The scholarship program was launched in October 1999 through a generous gift from the families of past ARTBA chairmen Jack (1991) and Stan (1999) Lanford of Roanoke, Virginia. Today, it is supported by contributions from highway construction industry executives and firms, and labor organizations and has helped many young adults pursue post-secondary education.
From March 2 through the end of “National Work Zone Awareness Week” April 19, a portion of sales from the company’s 3M™ Diamond Grade™ Fluorescent Orange Reflective Sheeting—up to $10,000—will go to the ARTBA scholarship fund. The donation is part of the “3M Visibly Safer Work Zones Project.”
“Our goal with the project is to support industry programs that aid the children and dependents of construction workers who paid the ultimate price while building and maintaining our nation’s roads,” said John Houle, ARTBA vice chairman at-large and vice president and general manager of 3M’s Traffic Safety and Security Division in Minneapolis.