KENNEDY - Celebrating 100 years of business and involvement with the community, Ellison Bronze has donated a new door for the Kennedy Fire Department hall.
The old door was approximately 50 years old and needed to be replaced. Ed Hoene, captain of E 474, suggested contacting the local company. The entrance at this doorway is the one used for handicap access, so the new door had to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
When officials at Ellison Bronze learned where the door would be used, they decided that they wanted to donate the door to the Kennedy Fire Department. The custom aluminum door has a baked finish that should last 20 to 30 years. Although the door itself is heavy, the way it is supported makes it very easy to open with only a small amount of pull.
Pictured, from left: E 474 Captain Ed Hoene; Kennedy Fire Department President Barb Sauer; and Marty Ericsson, from Ellison Bronze, with the new door at the Kennedy Fire Hall donated by Ellison Bronze.
Photo by Rose Mary Carver
Marty Ericsson, representing Ellison Bronze, said that company officials were very pleased that they could help out the Kennedy Fire Department and residents of the town.
Kennedy Fire Department President Barb Sauer expressed the gratitude of the entire department for the gift to the community. Ericsson noted that Ellison Bronze has been a leader in custom doors, and has their products in many famous places around the world. But as a local business, Ellison Bronze is especially pleased when the business can be a part of making local communities better.