Owens Corning and the Concrete Preservation Institute (CPI) have announced an agreement through which Owens Corning and its Foundation will support CPI’s Career Skills Program at Pearl Harbor. This program will restore the historic mooring quays that secured the ships along Battleship Row and the last structures remaining from the attack on December 7, 1941.
“CPI’s Career Skills Program gives us a great opportunity to help the men and women of our military transition to civilian life,” said Don Rettig, president, Owens Corning Foundation. “Starting this relationship and work with CPI on National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day makes it especially meaningful to our employees.”
In addition to a $100,000 donation to the skills program, Owens Corning will donate fiberglass composites to CPI for use in restoration work, where appropriate, in the Pearl Harbor Battleship Row mooring quays. Owens Corning will also provide materials expertise to the project.
CPI will work with the National Park Service and other stakeholders to determine the proper preservation approach and then contribute its expertise in concrete repair and material systems.
“In our Composites business, we’re committed to developing solutions to help reinforce our future, which involves both preserving national treasures and improving the integrity of future structures,” said Teresa May, vice president of strategic marketing, Composite Solutions Business, Owens Corning.
“Launching the program this year, the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, highlights the importance of honoring the past while inspiring the future,” added Dr. Tanya Wattenburg Komas, founding director, president, and CEO, CPI. “With the generous support of Owens Corning, we are honored to help preserve this important national monument while contributing to meaningful veteran employment that addresses a national workforce development need for skilled trades and management in all areas of construction, including repair of infrastructure.”