Carrollton company helping fund construction of new Metrocrest Services facility.
As employees of Western Extrusions gathered in person again for the quarterly luncheon, they had a few reasons to smile: Beautiful weather, a chance to gather in person again, fajitas served to them by leadership – and a special donation to an organization that means a lot to company employees. Western Extrusions presented Metrocrest Services with a check for $250,000, important support for the Metrocrest Services Building Our Future capital campaign that will build a stronger community by increasing the number of clients served and improve the quality and reach of Metrocrest’s services and programs.
“We are grateful for the work that Metrocrest Services does in this community and are honored to be able to support the building of their new headquarters,” said Bennett McEvoy, CEO of Western Extrusions.
Tracy Eubanks, CEO of Metrocrest Services, accepted the large check and expressed the organization’s appreciation for support from corporate partners like Western Extrusions.
“Western Extrusions has been a long-time supporter of the work of Metrocrest Services,” Eubanks noted. “Their employees have been here helping us in our food pantry, creating meals for our Sack Summer Hunger program, conducting toy and coat drives, and a multitude of other assistance. To have this company as a significant part of our capital campaign as we look to the future of Metrocrest Services is both fitting and heart-warming. Western Extrusions is a company that truly cares about its community and the people here.”
“I am very honored to work for a company that gives to an important organization such as Metrocrest Services,” said Edgar Melchor, lead recruiter at Western Extrusions. “I’ve volunteered at Metrocrest Services so I understand how important this donation is. It’s wonderful to work for a company that cares.”
Western Extrusions Corporation is a national leader in the manufacturing of extruded aluminum products. Headquartered in Carrollton, Texas Western Extrusions manufactures quality products used in America’s critical infrastructure industries including but not limited to class 8 trucks, electric vehicles, truck trailers, utility scale solar power, electrical transmission, and numerous commercial construction products.
Metrocrest Services, a non-profit social services agency serving Carrollton, promotes well-being and independence through programs for individuals, families and seniors that lead to self-sufficiency and foster independence. Expected to open in the spring of 2023, the new home for Metrocrest Services will bring all of the organization’s services under one roof, creating convenient access for clients and volunteers alike with the largest expansion the non-profit has had in its 50-year history.
Thanks to donors including Western Extrusions, the new campus of Metrocrest Services will be located on 4.6 acres of property near the intersection of Josey Lane and Belt Line Road in Carrollton. A 48,000-square-foot facility will become a welcoming hub for all of the agency’s daily operations, including providing access to nutritious food, workforce development and financial literacy, rent and utility assistance, senior services and other programs for individuals, families and seniors that lead to self-sufficiency and foster independence. The campus will also include shared space for complementary service providers to support clients from one central location and a volunteer center for greater opportunities for community engagement. Bringing all Metrocrest Services programs under one roof, the new campus will allow for improved efficiency in all operations, and will house the expanded programs that the non-profit has launched to meet today’s elevated need while planning for the future.
Members of the community are encouraged to visit msbuildingourfuture.org to pledge their own support for the capital campaign and help Metrocrest Services meet the challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation by July 2022. Every gift makes a difference and helps to create a place that serves Metrocrest neighbors in need with dignity and respect.
Metrocrest Services, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing programs for individuals, families and seniors that lead to self-sufficiency and foster independence. Programs include rent and utility bill assistance, financial and budgeting assistance, food pantry, employment coaching and transportation, minor home repairs and home-delivered meals to benefit seniors. Additionally, Metrocrest provides programs focused on children including holiday gifts and summer food. For more information, visit www.metrocrestservices.org