Bandit Industries donates to Arborist Safety Training Institute

Bandit Industries announced a generous gift in the amount of $100,000 to the Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI), bringing ASTI’s funds to over $1.8 million.

“We commend Bandit’s leadership and commitment to safety, and thank them for their generous donation to ASTI,” said Mark Garvin, president and CEO of the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), which oversees and administers ASTI programs. “Their support makes it possible for us to provide affordable, quality safety education for the arborists who need it most.”

“Bandit is very proud to be a supporter and sponsor for such an important cause,” said Jerry Morey, President of Bandit Industries, Inc. “We applaud the efforts that TCIA is making to provide safety training throughout the industry to include both member and nonmember companies.”

ASTI’s mission is to bring quality, local and affordable training to working arborists by providing grants for job and safety training across the nation. The first ASTI-sponsored workshop will address chainsaw safety, and will be held in conjunction with the International Tree Climbing Championship March 2015. ASTI will also instruct in other advanced disciplines, including: chipper operator basics, felling, rigging, electric hazards, chain saw safety, aerial lift operation and aerial rescue, and many more.

Click here  to learn more about how ASTI will bring advanced safety training to arborists. Or, click here to donate directly to ASTI. Your support will help transform safety practices in the tree care industry, and ensure that every arborist who wants safety training has the opportunity to participate.