Terracon announces Terracon Foundation grant recipient


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Posted Online: Feb. 11, 2013, 10:32 pm
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BETTENDORF, Iowa — The Terracon Foundation recently awarded a $2,500 community grant to the Family Enrichment Center of Davenport.

The annual grant supports local, nonprofit programs with active engagement of employees in communities where Terracon employees live and work.

The Family Enrichment Center aims to transform the lives of people and families in the Goose Creek Heights neighborhood by providing intensive educational, social and recreational programming so that each participant can become a successful, positive and productive member of the Quad-Cities community.

Kathy Toft and Terry Markle, both from Terracon's Bettendorf office are involved with FEC, championed the grant. Kevin Kellums, Executive Director of FEC, proudly accepted.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 2,800 employees providing geotechnical, environmental, construction materials and facilities services from more than 130 offices in 39 states nationwide. For more information, visit terracon.com.

















 




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