Ash Grove Cement has signed an agreement extending the use of an on-site building at its Louisville cement plant, USA, to Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc (NWRI). The agreement gives the rescue centre space at US$10 per year for the wildlife they receive.
“We are happy to provide a home to the centre’s staff and volunteers, and the orphaned and injured wildlife they care for,” said John Dale, plant manager of the Louisville works in Nebraska.
Ash Grove first made the 4500ft2 building available to the organisation in 2010. It provides staff and volunteers with a facility in which they can manage the hotline and conduct animal rehabilitation, education, training and fundraising.
“This facility has allowed NWRI to grow to serve our community and to help exponentially more people and wild animals,” said NWRI Executive Director Laura Stastny. “We have been honoured to partner with Ash Grove since 2010 and are grateful for their generosity in their donation of the use of the building for our Wildlife Center.”
Upwards of 2000 critters being cared for by Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc, have resided in the building on the property this year alone.
The Louisville plant recently won top honors in the annual Ash Grove Energy Management (AGem) Outstanding Plant of the Year competition. Additionally, it has earned numerous safety awards including the PCA Innovation in Safety awards as well as Ash Grove’s President’s Safety awards.