JCB Pledges $100,000 Worth Of Support For Chilean Quake Victims
JCB Chairman Sir Anthony Bamford today pledged assistance worth $100,000 to help in the rebuilding efforts in the wake of the Chilean earthquake disaster.
He is donating a 3C backhoe loader complete with attachments and spare parts to help with reconstruction efforts in the countryâ€™s second city Concepcion that was hit by last weekendâ€™s 8.8-magnitude quake, which has killed more than 700 people. About 1.5 million homes were also damaged in the earthquake and initial estimates put the cost of rebuilding at between $15bn and $30bn.
JCB â€“ which has a backhoe factory in Brazil â€“ is supplying the machine through its Chilean dealer Derco, which is also making available free-of-charge a fleet of used machinery for the authorities to use in rebuilding efforts. Dercoâ€™s HQ in the Capital Santiago â€“ 270 miles away from Concepcion â€“ have been severely damaged by the quake while their premises in Concepcion appear to be largely unaffected.
Sir Anthony said: â€śThis is one of the most powerful earthquakes on record and it has had a catastrophic effect on Concepcion. I hope in some small part our donation will contribute to the rebuilding effort and help some of those people whose lives have been turned upside down by this disaster.â€ť
Earlier this year JCB donated equipment worth $150,000 to help the disaster relief effort in Haiti following the devastating earthquake that killed around 220,000 people.
HYUNDAI CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AMERICAS Donates Four Additional R110-7 Excavators To The Earthquake Relief Efforts In Haiti.
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. and Hyundai Heavy Industries have finalized the donation of a total of five R110-7 Crawler Excavators to the nation of Haiti in support of their Earthquake Relief, Recovery and Reconstruction efforts.
The first R110-7A arrived in Haiti in February and has been working ever since. Two more R110-7 will arrive the beginning of next week.Â These machines will be equipment with Bucket Thumbs donated by the Werk-Brau Company.Â The final two R110-7 machines will arrive the week of the March 15th.
Hyundaiâ€™s commitment and donation to the Haitian relief effort is one of the largest by any construction equipment manufacturer to date.