Two major players in the metals industry, both led by Kentucky Colonels, have teamed up for flood disaster relief in Kentucky. The CEOs of Giampaolo Group in Brampton, Ontario, and Indianapolis-based Trinity Metals understand the importance of supporting the communities where they do business. Colonels Chris Galifi and Wade Conner, of Giampaolo and Trinity, respectively, are working to make an impact in the aftermath of horrific flooding in eastern Kentucky. Together, their companies are contributing $30,000 to the flood relief efforts of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.

Both companies are key players in the Commonwealth’s primary metals industry which employs more than 25,000 Kentuckians. Giampaolo recently invested in two manufacturing facilities in Kentucky and Trinity has a long history with many manufacturers and recycling companies across the state.

“The generosity of individual Kentucky Colonels’ is always amazing and when Colonels Conner and Galifi approached us about this generous contribution to eastern Kentucky, I was touched by the compassion of these two Colonels from outside the state,” said Colonel Sherry Crose, Executive Director, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. “We appreciate the trust they put in us to effectively distribute the dollars raised. Because these Colonels gave, we will be able to lift up those in eastern Kentucky who lost so much.”

According to Colonel Galifi, “The Giampaolo Foundation and Group is vested with the Commonwealth and its residents through our new flagship manufacturer, Matalco in Franklin and Shelbyville. We want to support where our employees, our most valued resource, live. Kentucky has really taken a one-two punch since December and we see that HOKC has the history, impact, and foresight to use these funds where they are most desperately needed.”

“Trinity Metals Foundation is honored to work with the Giampaolo Group and their amazing Foundation to support the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels,” said Colonel Conner. “The Commonwealth of Kentucky has always been an important part of our success and it is only fitting that we support the flood relief efforts.”

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