2040 Lauwiliwili Street Kapolei, HI 96707

Matson Gives Back

Building Community with Generosity & Aloha

Matson Navigation’s Generous Donation Boosts HCATF Efforts in Kauai 

The spirit of giving is alive and well in Hawaii, as demonstrated by Matson Navigation Company’s recent generous donation of a 40-foot shipping container to the Hawaii Carpenters Apprenticeship & Training Fund (HCATF) for use at Kauai Community College. This act of generosity reflects the aloha spirit that defines our Hawaiian Islands and supports the vital work of training future tradesmen.

A Gift that Builds Futures

On Friday, October 22, HCATF representatives gratefully accepted the donation on the Kauai campus. The container will be used to securely store equipment and supplies, enhancing the training environment for faculty and apprentices. Edmund C. Aczon, Executive Director of HCATF, expressed immense gratitude to Matson for their responsiveness and support. “This donation significantly contributes to our efforts on the Garden Island, allowing us to better serve our apprentices and the community,” said Aczon.

Matson’s Commitment to Community

Patrick Ono, Kauai District Manager at Matson, emphasized the company’s dedication to supporting the workforce development that is crucial to Hawaii’s economy. “By aiding HCATF, we are investing in the future of Hawaii’s youth and the industries that keep our islands thriving,” remarked Ono. Matson’s contribution is a testament to their long-standing commitment to the communities they serve.

The Impact of Generosity

Matson’s donation is more than just a container; it’s an investment in Kauai’s future tradespeople. By providing a secure space for training materials, Matson is helping to ensure that apprentices have the resources they need to succeed in their careers and contribute to the local economy. This gesture exemplifies how corporate generosity can have a profound and practical impact on community development.

About Matson, Inc.

A cornerstone of Pacific shipping since 1882, Honolulu-headquartered Matson, Inc., and its subsidiary Matson Navigation Company, provide vital transportation services to Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Micronesia, the South Pacific, and beyond. The company’s diverse fleet and extensive operations, including container maintenance and terminal services, underscore its commitment to the regions it serves. Matson’s dedication to community support, like the donation to HCATF, further highlights its integral role in fostering economic growth and development in the Pacific.

The Takeaway 

Matson’s donation to HCATF is a shining example of the aloha spirit that defines our communities. It’s through such acts of generosity and partnership that we can continue to nurture and grow the skilled workforce essential to Hawaii’s economy. Mahalo, Matson, for your support and commitment to building a brighter future for Kauai and beyond.

Share the Post:

Related Posts