Sometimes, the most obvious way to ‘pay it forward’ is the simplest. Zimmerman Steel & Supply Company—an Ohio headquartered metal fabricator—consistently gives back by using the talents, skills and materials they already possess, raw steel and the talent to design with steel. For years, Zimmerman has been fabricating fire pits and donating them to local organizations and charities. These organizations use the fire pits to raise money through barbecues, hog roasts and other community festivities.
“Giving these non-profits more tools so they in turn can raise money to pay it forward is a win-win-win,” says president Dave Zimmerman, who consistently gives his personal time and company’s resources to enhance the lives of their neighbors and community with materials and monetary donations, year over year. Some of the recipients of their efforts are New Leaf Center, TFC Global, and the Gospel Haven Academy.