Clopay Corporation to Sponsor Habitat for Humanity Build in Ohio

Nov 17, 2022
Habitat for Humanity Breaking Ground

Habitat for Humanity broke ground today on a new build sponsored by Clopay Corporation, North America’s largest residential and commercial garage door manufacturer with facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Arizona.

At the groundbreaking in Sidney, Ohio, Clopay announced it will provide $130,000 in sponsorship funding for the build, which is scheduled to begin in the spring with a completion date expected in the summer of 2023.  In addition to providing financial support, the company will donate its American-made Clopay Entry and Garage doors that are manufactured at its Troy and Russia, Ohio facilities.

“Clopay is proud of the continued support from our local communities and we are lucky to have so many great employees on the Clopay team from this area.  This project is a natural fit for us as a building products company to give back not only financially, but by donating our products as well,” said Clopay Corporation President Victor Weldon.  “We are excited to partner with Habitat for Humanity who provides so many great services and support to local residents.”

Homeowner Bridget Lawson and her children were on hand at the groundbreaking ceremony along with Clopay Corporation COO Larry Crawford, local Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Bill Horstman, Sidney Mayor Mardie Milligan and Construction Manager Tom Bergman.  Lawson is a long-time Sidney resident with four children.  She has never been a homeowner before and is excited to start the process to build her home.  She has already begun the 400 hours of sweat equity required for eligibility and will assume a 20-year, no-interest mortgage.

People from Miami and Shelby County and all over the world partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

Habitat makes homeownership affordable by offering mortgage loans with flexible terms and zero-interest or zero-equivalent, to low-to-moderate-income (LMI) families. Monthly payments are recycled back into the affiliate, which help support the long-term sustainability of Habitat’s programs.

“We are excited about the opportunity to have Clopay and the Sidney community be a part of this build,” said William Horstman, executive director at Habitat for Humanity of Miami and Shelby Counties, Ohio.  “Clopay is the largest employer in our community and by supporting us financially and with product donations, they are setting a great example of an engaged corporate neighbor.”

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