SRU trustees name four areas within Strain Safety Building in honor of donors


Stain Safety Building

Aug. 19, 2019

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Slippery Rock University's council of trustees at a special meeting Aug. 16, named four locations within the Strain Safety Building in recognition of donors to the University's safety management program.

Areas named were:

The MSA Construction Lab (Room 113-113A): MSA, located in Cranberry Township, is a maker of sophisticated safety products that help protect workers who may be exposed to a variety of hazardous conditions. MSA has a long history of supporting SRU, gifting it with the land in Cranberry Township on which the Regional Learning Alliance is located. In June, MSA reaffirmed its commitment to support the University's safety management program with an in-kind gift of equipment valued at more than $77,000. MSA has made an additional five-year pledge to the University that will total $375,000.

The Kokosing Construction Student Study Room (Room 202): Headquartered in Westerville, Ohio, Kokosing is one of the nation's largest heavy highway construction companies with locations across the Midwest. The company has supported SRU's safety program for a number of years through their sponsorship of co-ops and internship opportunities. Marsha Rinehart, retired executive vice president and daughter of Kokosing founder William Burgett, has proposed a $50,000 donation in the company's continued support of the safety management program.

Miller/Honeywell Department Chair's Office (Room 106B): Miller Fall Protection by Honeywell is synonymous with "safety at heights" solutions. For more than 65 years, the Miller brand has provided a comprehensive line of fall protection products ranging from retractables and lanyards to anchors and harnesses. In order to ensure SRU's safety management students are educated about and trained on the latest fall protection equipment, Miller Fall Protection by Honeywell has donated more than $30,000 in fall protection products to the University.

FirstEnergy Foundation Safety Management Faculty Office (Room 105): Funded solely by FirstEnergy, the FirstEnergy Foundation supports a philosophy of providing community support to those it serves. Because the FirstEnergy Foundation traditionally provides funding to promote key safety initiatives and STEM programs, the foundation has supported the safety management program since 2016 with gifts and pledges totaling $25,000.

The trustees took no additional action at the special meeting. Their next regular meeting is Sept. 26-27.

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