Keson Donates Marking Chalk to Help U.S. Service Members Mark IEDs in Battle

Manufacturer of measuring and marking tools also donates barricade tape to help local street department and heavy duty wood shipping crates to help food pantry with community garden projects.

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“Keson’s corporate motto is to Make Your Mark, and we feel like our dedicated commitment to our service members and to conservation in our community are strong signs of this belief,” said Ron Nosek, chairman, Keson Industries.

Aurora, Illinois (PRWEB) August 06, 2014

Keson Industries, a leading manufacturer and supplier of innovative, high-quality, measuring and marking tools, announced that it has made another large donation of marking chalk to TroopsDirect.org, the 501c3 non-profit organization that provides frontline service members with urgently needed supplies. This is the third donation of chalk from Keson, to again be used by U.S. service members for marking improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The company also donated chalk in February 2012 and June 2011 through TroopsDirect, which is located in San Ramon, CA.

This most recent chalk delivery was in response to an urgent request because the demolition team that needed the chalk was being deployed within the week. TroopsDirect requested that the chalk be shipped directly from Keson’s Aurora, IL headquarters to Fort Campbell, Kentucky so that it could leave on the same flight as the service members. The shipment was delivered on time, courtesy of Roadrunner Transportation Systems, a company that partners with Keson and provides its services free of charge for these donations.

Keson also donated to two local organizations in July. First, it donated barricade tape to the City of Aurora’s Public Works Department, and then donated 23 heavy-duty wood shipping crates to Glen Ellyn-based SCARCE, for use in community garden projects. The shipping crates will serve as storage containers for the tools used in the community gardens.

SCARCE, which stands for School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education, works to build sustainable communities and frequently works with companies like Keson to help promote recycling of equipment and products that are no longer needed or being used.

“Keson’s corporate motto is to Make Your Mark, and we feel like our dedicated commitment to our service members and to conservation in our community are strong signs of this belief,” said Ron Nosek, chairman, Keson Industries. “We value our relationships with Troops Direct, with the City of Aurora and with SCARCE, and are pleased that we can help make a positive impact in our community and help save the lives of our service members.”

In 2012, Keson was named one of The Conservation Foundation’s Fab 40, a designation for 40 organizations that have contributed to effective and on-the-ground conservation in the Illinois counties of DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will.

About Keson Industries
Keson Industries is a leading maker of measuring tools and devices. Since 1968, Keson has proudly served professionals in a wide array of industries, including construction, land surveying, paving, civil engineering, carpentry, roofing, irrigation, landscaping, traffic safety, athletic, appraisal/estimating, maintenance, golf course design, mining and blasting, and property insurance. Keson products are made for people who are passionate about their work and getting it done right. For more information, go to http://www.keson.com.


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