|DFI Educational Trust Announces New Fundraising Initiative "Scrap for Scholars"|
March 28, 2016, Hawthorne NJ: The DFI Educational Trust has launched Scrap for Scholars, a fundraising initiative targeted at companies with construction sites and manufacturing plants that produce metal waste such as used tools, excess rebar and steel templates. Companies are encouraged to donate the proceeds received from the recycled waste to the general fund of the DFI Educational Trust to support its programs and activities. The Trustís programs help civil engineering students attain their educational goals and continue on to careers in the deep foundations industry.
"Recycling has never been so purposeful," says M. Byrl Williams, P.E., of Foundation Constructors Inc., and chair of the DFI Educational Trust Board of Trustees. "Your recycled metal can fund programs that encourage students in the fields of studies related to the deep foundations industry by providing scholarships and opportunities to meet and work with deep foundations industry leaders."
Other benefits of donating include:
DFI (www.dfi.org) is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multi-disciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 3,000 members worldwide.