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OAK's Terminals' Seating Gets Second Life at Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland

OAK’s Terminals’ Seating Gets Second Life at Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland

Press Releases
July 2nd, 2008

-- Port of Oakland Donates the Airport's Gently-Used Chairs to Local Nonprofits --

The Port of Oakland, Turner Construction and United Rentals have joined together to deliver gently-used chairs, previously used in San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport's (OAK) terminals, to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland and other local nonprofits.

OAK completed a $300 million Terminal Improvement Program in spring 2008. The program included the replacement of some 6,000 chairs with contemporary seating which complements the new and renovated areas in Terminal 2, and the improvements that are currently underway in Terminal 1.

Today, employees of Turner Construction, the Port's construction management partner, delivered 120 chairs to their new home at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland where they will be used in recreation rooms where children hang-out, play games and enjoy meals.

<p"These sturdy chairs have offered comfort and rest to over two hundred million Oakland International travelers since the early 1980s," said Director of Aviation Steve Grossman. "Now, the chairs will get a second chance at life in our community."

The Port of Oakland and Turner Construction collaborated on this innovative approach to recycling and re-use. Rather than discarding thousands of chairs that are in good condition, they are seeking new homes with local nonprofits. The seats are joined together and come in sections of 3-, 4- or 5-chairs.

Turner is coordinating the donation and delivery of chairs to local nonprofits. For more information, please contact Andrea Lowe, Director of Community Affairs, at 510-777-1526 or [email protected].

United Rentals is donating the trucks used to deliver the chairs to local nonprofits.