LaGrange and West Point, GA--Many know of Interface, Inc.’s commitment to the environment, but on Friday, March 3, the communities of LaGrange and West Point, Ga., will feel the strength of Interface’s commitment to social sustainability when nearly 300 Interface associates will dedicate a ½ day to ‘giving back’ with projects throughout the region.
In town for an annual sales meeting, a team of 250 Interface sales and marketing executives from around the country will join 50 LaGrange and West Point associates in projects that are designed to leave a legacy.
“Social sustainability is one of the three measures we use when we are evaluating our success as a company,” said David Hobbs, president of Interface Flooring Systems. “Giving back to the community has become an important part of our legacy during our annual sales meetings, and we are pleased that this year that it is the LaGrange and West Point communities where we will be giving back.”
On Friday, March 3, the population of Southwest Georgia will swell by 250 as the Interface associates arrive by bus in LaGrange, ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work on one of XX Legacy Projects, including:
Giving Back to Interface: Interface sales associates have the opportunity to partner with a manufacturing associate at either the Kyle (LaGrange) or Ray C. Anderson (West Point) facilities to learn from and give back to the people who make the carpet they sell every day. While on-site, the sales team will also take the opportunity to spruce up break areas where manufacturing associates spend their down time with a new coat of paint and new carpet.
DASH (Dependable, Affordable, Sustainable Housing, LaGrange): Interface associates will be in DASH neighborhoods sprucing up, painting the homes of senior citizens, planting flowers and doing general clean up.
West Point Elementary School: Interface associates will be on hand at West Point Elementary School to help volunteers there prepare for a fundraising yard sale.
Whitesville Road Elementary School: Interface associates will have a chance to read with and mentor children.
Boys & Girls Club of West Georgia, a United Way agency: Replacing worn carpet is the order of the day at this nonprofit facility.
Following the community service projects, the sales associates will be touring facilities in LaGrange and in West Point to see all of the new technology improvements in the plants. They will end the day with dinner in downtown LaGrange.
Interface Flooring Systems is a division of Atlanta-based Interface, Inc.