O&G Receives CCIA Community Service Award

O&G Staffers Anne Mae Wiegold, Val Bohren, Terry Creighton are pictured with Graham Cobs and Beth Michalec from American Cancer Society and O&G Retiree Shirley Durant at O&G’s Making Strides Kickoff Lunch N’ Learn

Torrington, CT – O&G Industries recently received its third consecutive CCIA (Connecticut Construction Industries Association) Community Service Award following its 2015 win for its annual toy drive and 2014 win for its Platt Builds program.


O&G won the award for its awareness and fundraising efforts throughout the month of October in support of Making Strides of Litchfield County, a local chapter of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Network.  Several cancer awareness and fundraising activities were held including a “Lunch ‘N Learn” kickoff, “Dress Down Fridays”, “Real Men Wear Pink Day”, a paint-night at a local art space, a chili cook-off and multiple raffles.


“I attended the Lunch ‘N Learn kickoff and was moved with how many O&G staff attended and with their enthusiasm” says Graham Kobs, Community Manager of Special Events at the American Cancer Society. “The money raised through all the events they ran and the matching funds is amazing, but what is even more important to us is the impact and relevance of our partnership with O&G. O&G is based in the community and supports the community. They always go above and beyond and it is an honor to partner with them.”