Sherman+Reilly, the leading manufacturer of utility line stringing equipment, is pleased to announce another holiday donation to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank in the amount of $75,000. The donation this year, combined with donations from 2021 and 2020, totals $150,000 that Sherman+Reilly has given to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank; this is the equivalent to providing approximately 450,000 meals for Chattanooga area residents in need.
“Food security is a fundamental need for people being able to get ahead and be productive members of a community. Sherman+Reilly has been in Chattanooga for 95 years and is a proud member of the Chattanooga community. We feel it is important to give back to our community to help those in need,” said Norman French, COO with Sherman+Reilly.
“We are seeing increased need, beyond what we saw at the height of the pandemic. Currently, 1 in 5 of the emergency food assistance services we are providing is going to an individual or family requesting help for the first time,” says Melissa Blevins, President, and CEO at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. “In order to meet the need it is going to take everyone pulling together. I call it neighbors helping neighbors. Sherman+Reilly is leading the way with their commitment to the fight against hunger.”
In business in Chattanooga for over 95 years, Sherman+Reilly is the industry leading provider of powerline cable stringing equipment for North America. Sherman+Reilly employs 125 area residents at their facility in South Chattanooga. Through generations of dedicated professionals, and being driven by a commitment to lineman safety, the company continues to design and manufacture stringing equipment that sets the standard, including a complete range of electric and hydraulic overhead and underground pullers, puller-tensioners, tensioners, reel trailers, reel stands and stringing blocks.