TAUC Welcomes Carhartt Donation to Helmets to Hardhats
L-R: Cpl Jason Stolecki; Carhartt Pres./COO Linda Hubbard; Steve Lindauer; SSgt Stephan Nutter; H2H Exec. Dir. Darrell Roberts
The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) is pleased to welcome aboard Carhartt as a financial supporter of Helmets to Hardhats (H2H), the nonprofit organization dedicated to helping transitioning active-duty military service members secure quality careers in the construction industry.
TAUC CEO Steve Lindauer (pictured above) participated in a July 28 ceremony in Washington, D.C. where Carhartt presented H2H with a $100,000 check and committed to donating $100,000 annually going forward. Mr. Lindauer has a seat on H2H's Board of Trustees and serves as Secretary of the Executive Committee; TAUC is also a Platinum Sponsor of the organization.
Brent Booker, Secretary-Treasurer of North America's Building Trades Unions, attended the event, along with other industry officials and veterans.
"This funding will help secure the futures of brave men and women who defended our country and are now transitioning to careers in the building trades," said Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01). "My own son, a United States Army veteran, is a 'Helmets to Hardhats' success story, working as an IBEW electrician. There are more just like him who will benefit from this generous donation from Carhartt."
"Those who fight for their country shouldn't have to fight for a job upon their return to civilian life," said Linda Hubbard, president and chief operating officer at Carhartt. "Helmets to Hardhats and Carhartt are similar in that we both value the importance of hard work and have a great respect for those who work with their hands. As a company that builds product for hardworking trades and craftspeople, we are proud to support a group that connects service members with skilled training and construction careers. Everyone deserves the chance at landing a quality career- especially those who have served our country."