Release Date: September 07, 2018

Zurn Industries/Rexnord Corporation Invests $75k in Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity’s Midtown 100 Initiative

MILWAUKEE, WI (August 21, 2018) – Zurn Industries, a Rexnord Company, has invested $75,000 in Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity’s Midtown 100 initiative. The funds will be used to help the organization build, rehab and repair 100 homes in the Midtown neighborhood over the next three years.

This significant investment will help transform blocks of empty lots in the Midtown neighborhood into the highest concentration of affordable, single-family homes built in Milwaukee since WWII.

"We are excited to expand our nearly two decades-long relationship with Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity,” said Todd A. Adams, President and CEO of Rexnord Corporation. "Together with our Zurn business, we are committed to contributing to the communities where we live and work around the world and through our work with Habitat, we are able to make a positive impact right here in Milwaukee.”

In addition to financial support, the company will donate Zurn® brand plumbing products for new homes and the Habitat warehouse, and employees will volunteer alongside future homeowners on Habitat’s build sites. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes and pay an affordable mortgage.

“We absolutely couldn’t tackle such an ambitious project in Midtown without the support of companies like Zurn and Rexnord,” says Milwaukee Habitat’s Executive Director Brian Sonderman. “Together we can make affordable homeownership possible for local families, while revitalizing central city neighborhoods.”

With nearly three in five Milwaukee renters living in unaffordable housing, the city is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis. While creating affordable housing opportunities, Milwaukee Habitat seeks to replicate the outcomes achieved in the Washington Park neighborhood, where crime decreased 48% on the blocks where they built from 2013-2018.

About Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity

People in our community and all over the world partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. Over the past 34 years, Milwaukee Habitat has served more than 1,000 families in the Greater Milwaukee community through new construction, rehab and repair programs and provided housing solutions for more than 1,800 families in developing countries.

About Rexnord and Zurn Industries

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rexnord is comprised of two strategic platforms, Process & Motion Control and Water Management, with approximately 8,000 employees worldwide. The Process & Motion Control platform designs, manufactures, markets and services specified, highly-engineered mechanical components used within complex systems. The Water Management platform designs, procures, manufactures and markets products that provide and enhance water quality, safety, flow control and conservation. Additional information about the Company can be found at rexnordcorp.com.

Zurn Industries, LLC is a Rexnord company and a recognized leader in commercial, municipal, healthcare and industrial markets. Zurn offers the largest breadth of engineered water solutions, including a wide spectrum of sustainable plumbing products. Zurn delivers total building solutions for new construction and retrofit applications that enhance any building’s environment. For more information, visit Zurn.com.

For More Information
Jake Brandt, Director of Marketing & Communications
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
920-860-1136
jbrandt@milwaukeehabitat.org