In this article published by the News Observer in North Carolina, Adopt A Highway Maintenance Corporation, and it’s sponsors are being recognized for their contributions along Interstate 40 in Durham and Wake counties throughout this year.
With budget cuts and prison closings, the availability of roadside labor is starting to dwindle and the Department of Transportation is turning to businesses and sponsors to pay for litter removal along the Interstate. AHMC Sponsors that are mentioned for their signs are the Angus Barn Restaurant, and Agri Supply Co., but other sponsors in the area that AHMC would like to recognize include All Points Personal Transportation, Doctors Making Housecalls, Teer Associates, Yellow Dot Heating & Air Conditioning, andCharlie's Soap.
In a statement from Michelle Mitchell, the marketing manager for Agri Supply, she says:
“This is about being involved in our community and supporting the people that shop with us. We’re spending our money in the areas where our customers are, and getting our name out there. We’ve had a couple of customers who come in the store and mention the signs.”
Garner-based Agri Supply Co. has eight home-and-farm supply stores in three different states. Agri Supply joined the program in July this year and sponsors litter removal on a one mile stretch along I-40 near Garner, and on a one mile stretch of I-95 near its store in Lumberton.
Last year the state collected 7.5 million pounds of trash and as long as people continue to litter, there will always be trash that needs to be removed. If you are a business in the North Carolina area that would like more information on how you can join the program, call us at 800-200-0003 to receive more information.
AHMC appreciates all of the help and support that our sponsors in every state have contributed to their local communities and we look forward to working with the North Carolina Department of Transportation to further grow this new program.
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