ITT Corporation today announced a partnership with Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA), an organization that partners with communities around the globe to develop sustainable solutions for basic infrastructure needs.
ITT’s initial $10,000 contribution will help fund ongoing EWB-USA initiatives and support a current infrastructure project underway in Usalama, Kenya.
"At ITT, engineering is at the core of who we are and what we do that is why we are excited to partner with an organization like Engineers Without Borders USA that is dedicated to driving sustainable change through practical engineering solutions," said Denise Ramos, chief executive officer and president of ITT.
ITT's partnership could support EWB-USA projects that harness solar energy to power local health clinics, construct bridges to provide access to local markets, and build new schools and educational facilities in communities across the world.
"We are thrilled that ITT has chosen to partner with Engineers Without Borders USA to help tackle challenging projects across the globe and create lasting change in the communities we work with," said Cathy Leslie, executive director of EWB-USA. "ITT’s support will help EWB-USA realize its vision a world in which the communities we serve have the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs."
ITT (itt.com) is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. Founded in 1920, ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in a total of approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2012 revenues of $2.2 billion.
EWB-USA is a non-profit humanitarian organization established to support community-driven development programs worldwide through partnerships that design and implement sustainable engineering projects. The organization has more than 13,500 volunteer members, including students and professionals, and is engineering change in more than 45 developing countries through more than 450 projects. EWB-USA also provides its members with innovative and transformative education opportunities through development projects abroad and chapter affiliates locally.