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BA Robinson work for Habitat for Humanity-Costa Rica


August 23, 2009
By Anthony Capkun

While in Costa Rica on its annual Partners Plus Program trip, B.A. Robinson Co. Ltd.’s staff and guests had the opportunity to take part in one of two build days held in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity-Costa Rica. Over the course of these two days, the frame of a new home was erected.

“I’m extremely proud of the hard work that went into this project,”
said Ross Robinson, President of B.A. Robinson Co. Ltd., and work day
participant. “Our staff and customers gave up a full day out of a
week’s holiday to support this cause, and we are the only Canadian
company to assist Habitat in this region. This is a reflection of the
strong character and Canadian spirit of our customers. I’m very pleased
that we could contribute to the livelihood of a local family.”

For both groups, each day consisted of travelling to the build site and
then working on the new home. The group mixed concrete from scratch to
pour the floor and the foundation. To add a truly Canadian flavour to
the project, a Toonie was inserted into the foundation—for luck. Before
departing on the second day, the walls were also raised. This home will
be completed and turned over to a deserving local family by Habitat for
Humanity-Costa Rica.

Before leaving, the group took up a collection and purchased a gift
certificate for groceries for the family that will move into the home.

B.A. Robinson Co. Ltd. is a fully diversified distributor of plumbing,
heating and electrical products to the construction industry and retail
home improvement market in Western Canada. Founded in 1936, the company
operates from 24 locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan,
Manitoba and Northwest Ontario. The Partners Plus Program is a loyalty
program offered to trade customers.

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