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We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
~ Sir Winston Churchill

At T&T Materials, Inc., what defines a company as a responsible corporate citizen is not a few well intentioned paragraphs in the employee manual or a lofty sounding statement posted on the website. To be a truly outstanding corporate citizen, the commitment and dedication to helping others who are less fortunate, who suffer and who are the most vulnerable must be embedded in your corporate culture and in your personal character. And, perhaps most importantly, that commitment and dedication must translate into ongoing actions and deeds, not merely hibernate as good intentions unfulfilled.

We understand what it takes to be a good corporate citizen and we put that understanding into practice for the benefit of our neighbors, our community and our nation.

Giving Back to Our Community
Terhune Returns to the Annual RIAWC Golf Tournament - Thursday, June 1, 2017


As a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), T&T Materials staff are acutely mindful of the importance of supporting organizations that provide services for military personnel and their families. Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club (RIAWC), is one of these extraordinary community organizations that supports the Quad Cities Area of Illinois. They recently held their annual charity golf tournament at the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club on Tuesday, May 23rd.

Our President/CEO, James Terhune, is a veteran of the US Army and truly appreciates the efforts that are made by RIAWC, and other similar groups around the world, that support military communities. “I keep returning to participate in this event, because I believe in what RIAWC does for the Quad Cities area.” explains Terhune.

Terhune’s foursome for the tournament included Joseph Bonnema (Castle Metals VP) John Calhoun (Central Steel & Wire Company President) and John Comer (Sales Representative).

About RIAWC (from their Facebook page): A fundamental purpose of the Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club (RIAWC) is to generate funds to support Service Members and their Families, Government employees, and other charitable endeavors on Rock Island Arsenal and within the Quad-Cities metropolitan areas. RIAWC is built on the six core values of Friendship, Service, Integrity, Generosity, Accountability, and Courtesy. These values serve as the organization's foundation and establish the character and identity of RIAWC and its members. The purpose of the RIAWC is to develop and foster a spirit of Quad Cities Area (QCA) community responsibility at Rock Island Arsenal, to provide opportunities for social, cultural and creative pursuits and to support worthwhile service and community projects.

Learn More about RIAWC

 

T&T Materials supports Rick Barton Scholarship Golf Tournament - Friday, October 14, 2016

 

T&T Materials, Inc. was recently honored to help local veterans reach their educational goals by supporting the Veterans Business Council's 4th annual Rick Barton Scholarship Golf Tournament. All of the net proceeds from the golf registrations, sponsorships, and dinner go directly to veteran scholarships. This year, the tournament’s goal was to help ten veterans attend Monroe Community College (MCC). Our President / CEO, James Terhune, golfed in the event, in addition to T&T Materials' "Event Sponsor" donation.

As both a veteran and a graduate of MCC, Terhune is particularly devoted to supporting the efforts of the Rick Barton Scholarship. “I value education very highly and understand the unique barriers to continuing a formal education that many service men and women face." said Terhune "As one of the most highly ranked community colleges in the country, an MCC education and degree creates opportunities for occupational and personal growth for each of the veterans that receive these scholarships."


Click on the logo to the right to learn more about the Veterans Business Council and the many ways they support veterans in the Greater Rochester Area.

 

Terhune Returns to RIAWC Golf Tournament - Wednesday, June 15, 2016


As a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), T&T Materials staff are acutely mindful of the importance of supporting organizations that provide services for military personnel and their families. Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club (RIAWC), is one of these extraordinary community organizations that supports the Quad Cities Area of Illinois. They recently held their annual charity golf tournament at the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club on May 24th.

Our President/CEO, James Terhune, is a veteran of the US Army and truly appreciates the efforts that are made by RIAWC, and other similar groups around the world, that support military communities. “I keep returning to participate in this event, because I believe in what RIAWC does for the Quad Cities area.” explains Terhune.

Terhune’s foursome for the tournament included Joseph Bonnema (Castle Metals VP) John Calhoun (Central Steel & Wire Company President) and John Comer (Sales Representative).

About RIAWC (from their Facebook page): A fundamental purpose of the Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club (RIAWC) is to generate funds to support Service Members and their Families, Government employees, and other charitable endeavors on Rock Island Arsenal and within the Quad-Cities metropolitan areas. RIAWC is built on the six core values of Friendship, Service, Integrity, Generosity, Accountability, and Courtesy. These values serve as the organization's foundation and establish the character and identity of RIAWC and its members. The purpose of the RIAWC is to develop and foster a spirit of Quad Cities Area (QCA) community responsibility at Rock Island Arsenal, to provide opportunities for social, cultural and creative pursuits and to support worthwhile service and community projects.

Learn More about RIAWC

 

T&T Materials Supports Fourth Annual NAMIWalks Rochester - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

On Saturday May 7, NAMI Rochester (our area’s local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness) held the fourth annual NAMIWalks Rochester. While NAMIWalks Rochester is a major fundraiser for NAMI Rochester, there is also an emphasis on promoting the services of the organization and raising awareness of the overall mental health support system in our community. T&T Materials, Inc. continued our commitment to this organization through donating both financial and physical support to this event.

For the fourth year in a row, our President/CEO, James Terhune and Vice President/General Manager, James Mossgraber, where among the early morning volunteers. Also for the fourth time in as many years, our company's logo was displayed proudly along the mile and a half route of the walk.

Most of the businesses and organizations that sponsor this event are directly involved in mental health care and services in our community. We don’t do this for the advertising. It’s not exactly our ‘target market’. While we are proud to provide our customers with quality service and materials, we are also proud to support NAMI’s role in providing services and support to individuals and families, as they navigate what is often a very confusing and frustrating mental health system
~ James Terhune

Visit NAMI Rochester's website to learn more about this event and all of the amazing work they do for our community.

 

VP/GM, James Mossgraber, Supports NAMI Rochester by Donating Time and Talents - Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Our local NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) chapter in Rochester, NY has recently been recognized as an outstanding “small giant” among Rochester’s nonprofit organizations. NAMI Rochester has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Causewave Community Partners’ Annual Matchstick Award, which includes a $5,000 cash grant and $25,000 media grant.

T&T Materials’ Vice President & General Manager, James Mossgraber, is one of the newest members of the NAMI Rochester Board of Directors, and helped write the nomination proposal for this award.

NAMI Rochester is more than deserving of this award. The monetary aspect of the prize is significant and will surely be influential in fulfilling the organization’s mission to provide support, education and advocacy to the community. Although the focus on media funding is perhaps the most valuable aspect of this award. It is time to change the conversation about mental illness and the conversation needs to travel beyond the walls of NAMI’s board room and offices, to support individuals and families striving for mental wellness.
~ James Mossgraber

PHOTO: Mossgraber (far right) joins NAMI Rochester staff and Causewave President & CEO, Todd Butler (far left) at award presentation ceremony.

NAMI Rochester is an organization that our company has been closely involved with for many years. Several T&T Materials staff members regularly attend special events in support of NAMI Rochester, as both participants and volunteers. If you have read past articles on this page, you already know that our company has been deeply involved in the annual NAMIWalks Rochester every year since its inception in 2013.

Watch the local news coverage of the 2016 Matchstick Prize presentation ceremony, which includes an interview with James Mossgraber.

 

T&T Materials, Inc. Participates in Third Annual NAMIWalks Rochester - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Here at T&T Materials, Inc., there are a handful of fundraising events that we support on a regular basis, through both corporate giving and event attendance. Earlier this month we continued our commitment to supporting Rochester’s chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) as a corporate sponsor of the third annual NAMIWalks Rochester event on Saturday May 2nd.

For the third year in a row, our financial contribution was not the only way we showed our support for NAMI Rochester. On the day of the walk, our management team were among the volunteers who arrived early to help make the day a success. James Terhune (President/CEO) reprised his role as team leader of the parking attendants, while James Mossgraber (Vice President/General Manager) assisted participants with check-in at the registration tent.

“Everyone is aware of the reality that not-for-profit organizations need financial support from companies and individuals, and we do what we can to help fulfill that need,” Terhune explains. “What is often overlooked is the fact that these organizations are volunteer-driven. NAMI Rochester has an extraordinary group of volunteers who support the organization’s day-to-day operations, but major events such as this require an investment from the community that goes beyond opening the check book.”

Mossgraber also walked in the event with family and friends. They couldn’t be missed, as they walked the mile and a half route through Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts in neon green shirts. As the largest team at the event, they were focused on raising awareness, but also placed ninth among the top fundraising teams.

Visit NAMI Rochester's website to learn more about the vital services they offer the community in our region.

 

Supporting Our Troops, One Swing at a Time - Friday, August 1, 2014

 

The third annual Honoring Heroes @ Hickory Ridge Golf Tournament took place on Sunday, July 27 at Hickory Ridge Golf Resort in Holley, NY. Our President/CEO (James, M. Terhune) and our Vice President/GM (James F. Mossgraber) have had the pleasure of golfing in this event every year since its inception in 2012. Honoring Heroes @ Hickory Ridge Golf Tournament benefits Wounded Warrior Project, which is a cause that T&T Materials, Inc. is particularly honored to support through various efforts.

Keeping with the tradition that began two years ago, T&T Materials, Inc. was committed to the cause through a monetary corporate sponsorship, as well as fielding a foursome, at this year's event. These donations and actions are simply our humble efforts to reflect T&T Materials, Inc.'s support and profound dedication to the cause of caring for our wounded warfighters and their families.

In Photo (from Left to Right):
James Mossgraber (T&T Materials, Inc. Vice President/General Manager);
Drew Wentworth; Glenn Hughson; James Terhune (T&T Materials, Inc. President/CEO)

 

Gaining Insight & Helping Veterans - Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Here at T&T Materials, Inc., we have been working diligently to achieve ISO 9001 Certification for our quality management system.  Our company is in the final phase of the certification process and one of the remaining tasks is to gather customer feedback as to our overall performance and service.

In November 2013, we mailed a customer satisfaction survey to a sample of our valued customers. Many companies will include a “trinket”, such as a pen or mouse pad, along with customer perception surveys to encourage their completion and return. As an alternative to this approach, T&T Materials, Inc. has promised to donate $20 to the
Wounded Warrior Project for every completed survey returned.

We are pleased to have stimulated a modest response from our customers. If you have received this survey and not yet completed and returned it to our office, we hope that you will. It will not only help our efforts to achieve ISO 9001 Certification, but will also help a very worthy organization.

If you are a customer of T&T Materials, Inc. and did not receive a Customer Satisfaction Survey through this physical mailing and would like to let us know about your experiences working with us, we encourage you to follow the link below to our online survey. We will also be donating $20 to Wounded Warrior Project for each online survey completed through the end of the year (2013).

Take our Customer Satisfaction Survey Online.

 

Two Days, Two Golf Tournaments, Two Very Worthy Causes - Tuesday, August 13, 2013

After a busy spring, our community support efforts have not taken a summer vacation. During the last week in July, our President/CEO, James Terhune, and Vice President/General Manager, James Mossgraber, played in two charity golf tournaments, on two consecutive days. Despite concerns of sore backs and tired muscles, Terhune and Mossgraber spent both July 28th and 29th playing golf for two invaluable organizations. Fundraising efforts from both of these events support our community’s military servicemen/women in different, equally impactful, ways.

Sunday July 28 – Honoring Heroes at Hickory Ridge
Last summer, Terhune and Mossgraber were honored to represent T&T Materials, Inc. on the course, and through the company’s Corporate Tee Sponsorship, in Cindy and Kevin Dieh’s (the owners of
Hickory Ridge Golf Resort in Holley, NY) inaugural Honoring Heroes @ Hickory Ridge Golf Tournament. This year, Honoring Heroes @ Hickory Ridge, which benefits Wounded Warrior Project, built on last year’s success with an impressive second effort.

Once again, T&T Materials, Inc. was committed to the cause through a monetary corporate sponsorship, as well as fielding a foursome, at this year's event. These donations and actions are simply our humble efforts to reflect T&T Materials, Inc.'s support and profound dedication to the cause of caring for our wounded warfighters and their families.

Visit the
Hickory Ridge Facebook Page for more information about upcoming events at the venue and to view pictures from the Second Annual Honoring Heroes @ Hickory Ridge Tournament.

Monday July 29 – Veterans Outreach Center
While Honoring Heroes @ Hickory Ridge is a “young” second-year tournament, Rochester's
Veterans Outreach Center (VOC) held their 19th Annual Golf Tournament last month. T&T Materials, Inc. has supported other VOC fundraising efforts in the past, but this is the first year the company has had the opportunity to support and attend this event. After their warm-up the previous day, Terhune and Mossgraber were ready to take to the course at Midvale Country Club in Penfield, NY.

VOC's mission to provide "premier one-stop supportive services to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families" and "serve by helping them to achieve their goals and realize their full potential" has guided them into their 40th year of service in 2013.

T&T Materials, Inc. is always looking forward to opportunities to support Rochester’s VOC and we are hopeful that this particular event will remain successful, for the sake of the VOC and our company’s golfers. We look forward to joining the VOC in celebration of twenty years of this event in the summer of 2014.

Reflection from the President/CEO
“There was little hesitation about returning for the Second Annual Honoring Heroes @ Hickory Ridge, even though we had already committed to golfing in the Veterans Outreach Tournament the following day,” Terhune explains. “Jim (Mossgraber) and I are always grateful for every opportunity to enjoy a round of golf together, but we are even more appreciative of opportunities to support such worthy causes as Wounded Warrior Project and Veterans Outreach Center of Rochester.”

Honoring Heroes @ Hickory Ridge Foursome
From Left to Right

James Mossgraber (T&T Materials, Inc. Vice President/General Manager); Drew Wentworth;
Corey Terhune; James Terhune (T&T Materials, Inc. President/CEO)


VOC Annual Golf Tournament Foursome
From Left to Right*

Denny Kish; Carlo Callea
James Terhune (T&T Materials, Inc. President/CEO);
James Mossgraber (T&T Materials, Inc. Vice President/GM)
*uniformed service members not included

 

T&T Materials, Inc. Sponsors Veterans Outreach Center’s Home Front Flags Campaign - Thursday, May 30, 2013

Throughout the summer months in the United States, we observe the many pieces that come together to complete the picture of our country’s epic narrative. Nestled in between Memorial Day and Independence Day, on June 14th, we observe a very special “birthday”. Flag Day, the anniversary of our nation’s adoption of the Stars & Stripes, celebrates our most respected national icon.

T&T Materials, Inc. is very pleased to help support Rochester’s Veterans Outreach Center’s 20th Annual Flag Day Campaign. Our “Betsy Ross” Level sponsorship, will help the VOC cover this year’s Home Front Flags Campaign. During the weekend of Flag Day (June 14-16), volunteers will be stationed at more than 40 locations in our community collecting donations for VOC in exchange for flags, pins and decals. In addition to the fundraising focus of this event, elevating community awareness of the vital programming VOC is able to offer veterans and their families is among the objectives.

Learn More about Veterans Outreach Center

Coming up: T&T Materials, Inc. is also looking forward to participating in the VOC Annual Golf Tournament in July.

 

Terhune Participates in Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club’s Charity Golf Tournament - Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Here at T&T Materials, Inc., Giving Back to Our Community is not defined in terms of geographic boundaries. As a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) one important facet of “Our Community” includes American military service members and their families all around the world. Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club (RIAWC), which strives to offer support to this aspect of the community of the Quad Cities Area of Illinois, held their annual charity golf outing at the Arsenal Island Golf Club on May 21st.

In addition to being a Hole Sponsor, T&T Materials, Inc. had a foursome play in the annual tournament, including President/CEO, James M. Terhune. “It was an honor to participate in this event again and continue to help support the mission of RIAWC,” explains Terhune. “I look forward to future opportunities to support this valuable organization.”

In photo from left to right:
TcL Sales President, Tom Lamping; 
Central Steel & Wire Company President/Director, John Calhoun;
T&T Materials, Inc. President/CEO, Jim Terhune;
Bi-State Steel, Inc. President Paul Thomas.

 

 

The purpose of the RIAWC is to develop and foster a spirit of Quad Cities Area (QCA) community responsibility at Rock Island Arsenal, to provide opportunities for social, cultural and creative pursuits and to support worthwhile service and community projects.

Learn More about RIAWC

 

T&T Materials Inc. Joins the Effort to "Stomp Out the Stigma" of Mental Illness - Thursday, May 9, 2013

Rochester’s local chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) held their first annual NAMIWalks event on Saturday May 4th, and T&T Materials Inc. was proud to be a part of the excitement! As a fundraiser, the walk was great success - reaching and surpassing their $100,000 goal. Perhaps more importantly, the walk was just as successful as an “awareness raiser” - far surpassing projected numbers of walkers and volunteers.


James M. Terhune (President/CEO) and James F. Mossgraber (Vice President/General Manager) were among this group of volunteers, spending the sunny spring Saturday morning of the walk directing vehicles in the parking lot. “The attendance numbers and outpouring of support, especially in its first year, was remarkable!” Terhune affirmed. “While we appreciate the importance of our monetary corporate sponsorship, Jim (Mossgraber) and I were especially thrilled to have had the opportunity to donate our time to this extraordinary cause. It is clear that our local community joins us in appreciating NAMI Rochester’s invaluable efforts to address the personal and societal impacts of mental illness.”

T&T Materials Inc. staff went above and beyond the company’s “Supporter Sponsor” designation earned for financial assistance, as they helped fulfill the NAMIWalks mission to Stomp Out the Stigma of mental illness.

In Photo:
Far left - T&T Materials, Inc. President/CEO, Jim Terhune;
Far right - T&T Materials, Inc. Vice President/General Manager, Jim Mossgraber
With Volunteer Coordinator, Kristina Mossgraber (yellow shirt) and walkers from Team Awesome

Visit NAMI Rochester's website for more information about this outstanding organization.

 

T&T Materials, Inc. Staff and Families Attend Fundraiser Supporting Steel Lillies Foundation - Tuesday, February 12, 2013
James M. Terhune (President/CEO), James F. Mossgraber (Vice President/General Manager) and their families represented T&T Materials, Inc. at the inaugural All In For Steel Lillies gala fundraiser. On February 9th the Rochester Plaza Hotel was full of energy and hope as hundreds of supporters came together to remember Tiffany Lill, a woman who was only 39 when she died of sarcoma; a very rare form of cancer. A variety of “just-for-fun” casino games provided entertainment, while silent and live auctions helped to further support the fundraising goals of Steel Lillies.

“For a first-time effort, the corporate and community support for this fundraising event is truly amazing and the attendance is very impressive.” observed Jim Terhune. “The organizers are to be applauded for their efforts. As people who have been tragically touched by soft tissue sarcoma, we are very pleased to be able to lend our support to this cause.”

Created to honor the memory of Tiffany Lill, the Steel Lillies foundation continues her fight for advancements in sarcoma cancer research at the University of Rochester’s Wilmot Cancer Center.

Learn More About the Steel Lillies foundation.


 

T&T Materials, Inc. Supports the Wounded Warrior Project - Friday, August 10, 2012

When Cindy and Kevin Diehl, the owners of Hickory Ridge Golf Club in Holley, New York decided to organize a charity golf outing to  benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, their goal was to raise $10,000 for this worthwhile and noble cause. Thanks in large measure to the overwhelming outpouring of support from the community, the monies raised exceeded the goal and, building on the success of the inaugural year, the Diehl’s are already planning for the 2013 event.

T&T Materials, Inc. was honored to be recognized as one of the first Corporate Tee Sponsors for this event and fielded a foursome to further demonstrate the company’s support and heart-felt commitment to the cause of caring for our warfighters who are wounded in battle and their families.

“While we are very fortunate to be able to enjoy this beautiful July afternoon and participate in this great round of golf with friends and fellow veterans, the reality is that for many soldiers who have been wounded in the course of their service to our nation, life is a constant struggle; a daunting challenge each and every day. These brave men and women should not have to face these challenges alone. As citizens, we have a moral obligation to care for these warriors.” observed James Terhune, President / CEO of T&T Materials, Inc. “I applaud the efforts and the dedication of Cindy and Kevin and all the volunteers and participants who made this outing an unqualified success.”

With the 2012 “Honoring Heroes Golf Tournament” now in the record books, the golfers from T&T Materials, Inc. are looking forward to the 2012 event, which will be held on Sunday, July 28th at Hickory Ridge Golf Club. For more information about this tournament and/or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cindy Diehl at 585-638-4653 or hickoryridge@hotmail.com.

In Photo: Far left - T&T Materials, Inc. Vice President/General Manager, Jim Mossgraber; far right - T&T Materials, Inc. President/CEO, Jim Terhune.

 

T&T Materials, Inc. Supports The Warrior Salute Program and The Nucor House Project - Wednesday, August 1, 2012

CDS Monarch recently purchased a home in Penfield, which has now become the “The Nucor House”:

a transitional home for Veterans who are diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, while enrolled in CDS Monarch’s Warrior Salute Program. The 14-bed residential facility is named after a major benefactor, Nucor Corporation, who helped make this dream a reality for our military heroes.
-CDS Monarch

 

Major renovation and remodeling was required to prepare the house for the Warrior Salute Program participants. Recognizing the need, the United Way of Greater Rochester (NY) promoted the remodeling and clean-up efforts as a very worthy volunteer opportunity for their United Way Day of Care event held in May 10, 2012. T&T Materials, Inc. President / CEO James Terhune joined the over three dozen volunteers to perform all manner of repair and rehab tasks. For most of the day, Jim could be found with power washer "gun" in hand.

Thanks in no small measure to the hundreds of volunteer hours donated to this effort, the facility opened on July 10, 2012.

“We are very excited to be able to offer a home to our Warrior Salute Veterans where they will have around-the-clock support from their comrades and staff.” stated Sankar Sewnauth, President/CEO of CDS Monarch, Inc. “It is so important for Warrior Salute to have the support of the local community to meet the needs of our injured Veterans. They gave so much for our freedom, and now it is our turn to repay them, and offering them a comfortable home to live in is just one way we can do that."
-CDS Monarch

At the Dedication Ceremony to mark the official opening of the facility, Jim was asked about his volunteer experience at Nucor House; “Sometimes, for these brave men and women in uniform, who have endured the trauma and anguish of combat, their most difficult journey is the journey home. Donating our time and resources to help and support the transition of these warriors into civilian life is a very small sacrifice indeed, when compared to what these heroes have sacrificed for us as Americans. I am very proud to support this noble effort by CDS Monarch".

About CDS Monarch...

CDS Monarch fulfills transitional and employment needs of individuals with disabilities and their families through Life Transitions services, Warrior Salute™ service, a CDS Monarch Senior Living division, and Unistel, a subsidiary of CDS Monarch.
There is nothing more rewarding than empowering individuals to become happy, independent and productive members of our community.
-CDS Monarch

 

 
  
T&T Materials, Inc.
224 West Main Street
Post Office Box 14085
Rochester, New York 14614
Toll Free: 888-909-9119
Ph: 585-328-9941
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SDVOSB
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Duns # (622871205)
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Federal Supply Codes (9505, 9510, 9515, 9520, 9525, 9530, 9535, 9540, 9545)
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