Little Giant Ladder Systems® Partners with Habitat for Humanity®
Springville, Utah, September 23, 2021 – Little Giant Ladder Systems today announces a continuing partnership with Habitat for Humanity’s Utah County affiliate to provide ladder safety training, climbing products and volunteer work for their team of affordable housing builders.
Initially, Little Giant has provided just over 700 ladders to two ReStore locations in Utah County, Utah—near the company’s founding hometown of Springville. As the partnership develops, Little Giant looks to provide further donations of ladders to other Habitat affiliates throughout the US and internationally, depending on global needs.
Additionally, Little Giant will be developing ladder safety training for Habitat’s Utah County volunteers and professionals. “After attending a ladder safety training at the company headquarters and seeing their passion for their product and, more importantly, for the people using their product, I knew they would be a great partner,” said Nancy Mickiewicz, Donor Relations and Development Manager at Habitat’s Utah County affiliate.
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization founded by Millard and Linda Fuller, who developed the concept of “partnership housing” alongside farmer Clarence Jordan. The concept centered on people in need of adequate shelter working side by side with volunteers to build quality, affordable houses. Today, the company continues to build homes on sites around the world. The Utah County affiliate celebrates 30 years of affordable housing work this December.
“Most of the work we do is with volunteers and much of it involves ladders,” said Alan Hill, Executive Director of Habitat’s Utah County affiliate. “Some volunteers are experienced, but most are not. Little Giant’s ladders and their extensive safety training to our staff are critical to our success in providing a safe and effective work environment for all our stakeholders on our job sites and in our ReStores. They are the gold-standard in ladder design, functionality and safety.” Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has mixed volunteer and professional trade work on their construction sites—sparking stimulation in electrical, plumbing, framing and other construction industries with both new jobs and new job seekers. Little Giant looks to strengthen its commitment to the trades by bringing its vision to prevent injuries and save lives to Habitat’s thriving trade scene.
“We share very similar goals,” said Matt Frisbie, Chief Marketing Officer at Little Giant. “Habitat doesn’t just build homes, they build families—they give people the tools of self-reliance, strength and stability by building homes alongside their future owners. It’s the same at Little Giant. We don’t just build ladders, we build tradespeople—we give professionals confidence, community and training by providing a trades-focused ecosystem around quality climbing solutions. Our products are right at home in the hands of Habitat’s volunteers and on the shelves of their ReStores. It would make us proud to see Hi-Viz Green and Little Giant Orange on Habitat’s critical home repair and new build sites.”
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About Little Giant Ladder Systems:
Little Giant Ladder Systems, the maker of the original multipurpose ladder, is the world leader in ladder safety and innovation, holding over 100 patents and patents pending on ladder function and design. The company was founded in Springville, Utah, in 1972; and now markets its products in over 40 countries. Little Giant listens to the voice of the customer and then engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, industry-leading climbing solutions that help hard-working men and women worldwide to get stuff done.
About Habitat for Humanity:
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home and the communities that surround them. This global housing organization works in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Habitat’s vision is to build strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with people and families in need. Since its inception, their programs—such as the Global Village, Women Build and Collegiate Challenge opportunities—have played a critical role in creating and improving affordable housing for over 35 million people. For more information on the Utah County affiliate, go to www.habitatuc.org. For their global organization, see https://www.habitat.org/.
For more information contact:
Dain Knudson, Public Relations and Ambassador Program Manager