Community collaboration results in construction of emergency gate

From left to right: Paul Blanchard of Sturm, Ruger & Co.; Newport Fire Department Captain/EMT David McCrillis; Sturm, Ruger & Co. Senior Director of EHS Operations Bill Bailey; April Crowley of Sturm, Ruger & Co.; Sturm, Ruger & Co. Security Chief John Clark; LaValley Building Supply President Larry Huot; Greg St. Martin of LaValley Building Supply; James Luppold of LaValley Building Supply; and Paul Krause of LaValley Building Supply. Employees and staff of the Newport Fire Department, LaValley Building Supply and Sturm, Ruger & Co. gather on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, to celebrate the completion of a new emergency gate providing access between LaValley Building Supply and Sturm, Ruger & Co. The project came out of employee safety concerns for workers at both facilities, as well as improved access for emergency first responders for incidents at both locations. United Construction of Newport was the contractor.

Community collaboration results in construction of emergency gate

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