11 Dec Pike Lumber Company Receives Philanthropy Award
Pike Lumber Company was awarded the Fulton County Community Foundation’s Lifetime Philanthropy Award at the foundation’s annual Giving Tuesday event on November 28. The award recognizes a local resident or organization who has made a positive impact on their community through philanthropic efforts.
For nearly 120 years, Pike Lumber Company has been an influential fixture in Akron. Not only are they the state’s largest manufacturer and distributor of kiln dried lumber, but they are also steadfast philanthropists for Fulton County. Some of the many projects and organizations they have supported include the United Way of Fulton County, United We Stand Ministries of Akron, the Henry Township Fire Department, and several Valley sports clubs.
In the decades of partnership between the foundation and Pike, they created two funds; the Pike Lumber Company Fund Supporting the Akron Area Parks and the Pike Lumber Co., Inc. Fund that supports charitable organizations in the community.
“Our company has been involved with the Pike Memorial Park since the early 1950s,” says Craig Brouyette, Pike Lumber Company President. “Our pledge to the Akron area parks is just one way we strive to give back to the Akron community.”
In addition to their tremendous impact through donations, one of the company’s core values is encouraging their employees to be civic-minded and involved in their communities.
“Pike Lumber Company has always held a strong belief in the importance of improving the communities in which we operate,” says Brouyette. “Our company greatly appreciate this prestigious award.”