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May 23, 2013
Tri-Ply Construction has been active in the Yakima community for 35 years. Every member of Tri-Ply’s management team takes on not just membership roles, but leadership roles in service organizations and nonprofit boards. Plus, Tri-Ply employees regularly volunteer for nonprofit organizations.
For its multifaceted approach to improving the quality of life in the region, Tri-Ply was honored with the AGC-Moss Adams Service to the Community Award.
“Tri-Ply’s company-wide commitment to serving the Yakima area is inspiring,” said Elaine Ervin, a partner at Moss Adams. She presented the award during the AGC Build Washington Awards event.
Tri-Ply often takes the lead in organizing and motivating volunteers on construction projects. In the past few years Tri-Ply has been a leader in many charity projects, including a concession stand at Kiwanis Park, a new dental clinic at the Union Gospel Mission and a renovation of the lodge at Camp Prime Time, a camp for families of kids with disabilities and life-threatening illnesses.
Another project is the Sunrise Rotary Pavilion at Franklin Park in Yakima.
Howard Moore, one of Tri-Ply’s project managers, designed an outdoor amphitheater pavilion stage that will be used for concerts and other events. Not only did Moore work with local architect Sheri Brockway to design the pavilion, he and other members of the Tri-Ply management team were instrumental in helping secure the donated funds to build the facility.
In addition, Tri-Ply members donated all management, supervision and coordination of the adjoining playground and picnic shelter projects. Moore serves on the boards of Sunrise Rotary as well as Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health.
Tri-Ply’s other leaders also actively serve the community. Company founder Charlie Eglin was president of Downtown Yakima Rotary and president of United Way of Central Washington in the same year, and currently serves on several nonprofit boards. Vice President Wes Morris is the president of Southwest Rotary. Controller Beth Klingele is an officer of the Downtown Yakima Kiwanis and serves on several nonprofit boards.