Interfor Donates $1,000 to Southeastern Tech Foundation
January 15, 2014 - Interfor donated $1,000 to the Southeastern Technical College (STC) Foundation on Dec. 23, helping students fulfill their goals while supporting Interfor’s business needs.
“Although Interfor is fairly new to our area, their support of our community is unquestionable and is exemplified in this generous donation that has been given to the STC Foundation,” said STC Foundation Director Charla Nail.
Interfor is a lumber company operating 13 sawmills across the United States and Canada, including one in Swainsboro. The company has a capacity of more than 2.2 billion board feet of lumber each year and serves 30 markets worldwide.
The donation came about, in part, because many of Interfor’s needs as an employer align with Southeastern Tech’s programs, such as commercial truck driving.
“At Interfor, we are proud to build value for our communities,” said Scott Hamilton, Swainsboro mill manager. “Approximately 120-150 trucks deliver raw materials to our mill every day and having skilled, safe drivers is critical to our business and to our community,”
That level of production creates opportunity for STC’s commercial truck driving graduates, but with Interfor’s donation, they’re now creating opportunities for all of Southeastern Tech’s students.
“This gift will allow the foundation to assist students in helping their dreams become a reality and, in turn, provide our community with a stronger, better qualified workforce,” said Nail. “We greatly appreciate their generosity.”
For more information on donating to the STC Foundation, visit www.southeasterntech.edu or call 912-538-3100 or 478-289-2200.