Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Alpine Township Fire Department Receives Grant

Today, Alpine Township Fire Department Chief Dave Klomparens was presented with a check for $1,000 by Kenneth Van Haitsma Sr, Operations Manager for TransCanada Corporation.  The company has a facility directly across Fire Station #2 on 7 Mile Rd. NW.  The funds will be used towards the costs of improving bathroom facilities at the fire station and make them compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Mr. VanHaitsma stated that today's check for $1,000 was an installment and that a second part of this grant would be presented in 2013.
The grant request was prepared and submitted by Alpine Firefighter Brian Stalsonburg.  Chief Klomparens wishes to thank Brian, Mr. Van Haitsma, and TransCanada Corporation for their efforts and generosity.

Kenneth Van Haitsma Sr., Chief Dave Klomparens, Brian Stalsonburg
TransCanada Corporation is a major North American energy company based in Calgary Alberta developing and operating energy infrastructure in North America. Its pipeline network includes approximately 59,000 kilometres (36,661 miles) of pipeline and connects with virtually all major gas supply basins in  TransCanada is one of the continent’s largest providers of gas storage and related services with approximately 355 billion cubic feet (1.01×1010 m3) of storage capacity. TransCanada also owns, or has interests in, approximately 10,800 Megawatts of power generation.
TransCanada is the largest shareholder in, and owns the general partner of, TC Pipelines.   The company was founded in 1951 in Calgary.
Alpine Township appreciates their commitment to our community.

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