Border States Completes Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity Build

FARGO, N.D.- This summer, Border States sponsored a Lake Agassiz Habitat for
Humanity (LAHFH) home for a deserving family in the Fargo area. With help from volunteers, a
community of giving hearts and industry vendors, LAHFH and their partner family, the Adams,
celebrated the completion of the home with a dedication ceremony on October 25. The family
hoped to be moving into their new home by Thanksgiving.

“This Habitat build has been uplifting, fun and fulfilling. I’m so proud of the employee-
owners of Border States and the vendor partners who helped as well,” said David White, CEO.
“Seeing this deserving family move into their home is really gratifying — knowing the build has
made a difference in a family’s life has certainly brought us as much joy as the Adam family.”

“The Habitat organization is grateful to Border States for creating transformational
change in the lives of Penina Adam and her children,” said Jim Nelson, Executive Director for
LAHFH. “Your actions have lifted this family — and generations of the Adam family — out of
the cycle of renting and chronic poverty. The Border States staff gave freely of their time by
volunteering over 1,200 hours and made the financial commitment necessary to fund and build
the house entirely by themselves — in just six months! We can’t thank Border States enough for
the partnership and support they’ve provided to Habitat on this project!”

Over the course of the build, 206 Border States employee-owners volunteered a total of
1,235 hours, and several industry vendors partnered with us to make this community-building
project a success, including 3M, Acuity Brands, Eaton, Empire, Encore Wire, Ergodyne, First
Aid Only, Honeywell, Hubbell, Intermatic, Klein Tools, Lakeland Industries, Ledvance, Leviton,
Louisville Ladders, Milwaukee Tool, MSA, Philips, Southwire, Sqwincher, TE Connectivity and
Weiler. This home represents the 71st completed Habitat for Humanity build for Cass County,
North Dakota, and Clay County, Minnesota.

Border States supplies products and services to construction, industrial and utility
customers. The 100% employee-owned company is rated the sixth largest electrical distributor in the United States by Electrical Wholesaling magazine. Border States has more than 2,700
employees and 100 branches in 25 states. The Branch Support Center (corporate office) is in Fargo. For more information, please visit Home | Border States Electric.

Adam Family

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