In an era where corporate responsibility and community engagement are more crucial than ever, the Frame & Truss Manufacturers Association (FTMA) takes great pride in recognising businesses that go the extra mile with the introduction of the FTMA Community Award.

This prestigious accolade is designed to honour FTMA members who demonstrate exceptional dedication to their communities, through sustainable practices, social responsibility, and active involvement in local initiatives. The 2024 award found its deserving winner in Big River Group Breakwater (BRG Breakwater), a company that has set a sterling example of community engagement and ethical business practices.

BRG Breakwater’s commitment to making a meaningful difference in their community is evident across various initiatives, including their seminal sponsorships of the River’s Gift Foundation, Bay Leaf Community Kitchen, and House4Health. These projects, aimed at combating sudden infant death syndrome, alleviating food insecurity, and promoting health and well-being, respectively, stand as testaments to BRG Breakwater’s holistic approach to community service. Their capability to lead by example, particularly in achieving a significant 95% reduction in landfill waste, further underscores their leadership in environmental stewardship and sustainable business practices.

What set BRG Breakwater apart in the eyes of the FTMA judging panel was not just their remarkable contributions to crucial community projects but their genuine, unwavering dedication to societal well-being. Through their actions, BRG Breakwater has breathed life into the concept of a ‘social license’—the idea that businesses should not only generate economic value but also positively contribute to the fabric of society.

Upon receiving the 2024 FTMA Community Award, General Manager Darren Benn encapsulated the spirit of BRG Breakwater. “For generations, our business has been ingrained in supporting the local community. Recognising the value of people and being actively involved in community initiatives is part of our DNA,” Benn stated. This accolade not only celebrates BRG Breakwater’s past and present efforts but also shines a light on the path they are paving for a future where businesses play a pivotal role in nurturing their communities.

The FTMA Community Award is about more than just recognising good deeds; it’s about inspiring a movement within the industry towards greater corporate responsibility and community involvement. BRG Breakwater’s achievements are a beacon of hope and a call to action for businesses everywhere to take a step forward in making the world a better place, one initiative at a time.

FTMA News congratulates Big River Group Breakwater on their well-deserved win, looking forward to the continuous impact of their work and the example they set for businesses across the nation. Their recognition serves as a reminder that amid the pursuit of business success, the most enduring legacy is the difference we make in the lives of others.

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