Trio Forest is joining the Mesa Chamber of Commerce and the United Food Bank to deliver:  Christmas in July

What is Christmas in July?
“Christmas in July” is an annual food drive competition, between local Chambers of Commerce here in the East Valley and eastern Arizona, to see who can raise the most money and collect the most amount of non-perishable food to help stock the shelves of United Food Bank, during the month of July.

Summer is the hardest time of the year for many individuals and families in Arizona.
When school’s out for summer, some kids face their toughest test because summer also spells the end of free and reduced school meal programs which often means greater food-insecurity for entire families.  The summer months are equally difficult for many low-income seniors who are often forced to choose between paying bills and purchasing food.
How You Can Help
You can participate in “Christmas in July” by making a Cash Contribution or by donating Non-Perishable Food Items during the month of July.  Every $1.00 you give will help provide enough food for 4 meals to some our community’s most vulnerable members.
For more information, please contact your local Chamber of Commerce or e-mail Melissa Forrester at or call (480) 398-4464.
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Trio Forest Products Inc. is committed to the enrichment of the community. We are proud contributors to My Sisters Place and our local food banks.  America’s youth holds a special place in our hearts and we financially support the Fight against Drugs, our local elementary schools to provide educational opportunities and actively participate and sponsor Youth Rodeo participants.


Mission Statement:  My Sister’s Place (MSP) is part of an interactive community committed to eradicating domestic violence.  We provide safe and confidential emergency shelter and transitional-to-permanent housing to battered women and their children.  We also provide supportive programs, counseling, education and advocacy to all survivors of domestic violence.  Our goal is to empower survivors to take control of their own lives.


More than 90% of the families who exited our emergency shelter moved to more stable, safe homes. They didn’t return to their abusers, become homeless, or move to a short-term shelter program – draining this limited resource.

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Listen for our Radio Commercial on KFYI 550 Talk Radio and the Fight Against Drugs

As you watch your children grow, you hope they will build a positive future for themselves. Teaching your child about the dangers of drug experimentation will set a firm foundation that will enable them to battle back against tremendous pro-drug peer pressure. Help give your child a future and encourage them to say no to drugs.  This paid public service announcement is sponsored by the concerned and professional staff with Trio Forest Products Inc. who knows that children are the future and that is a future well worth protecting. To learn more information, visit www.theantidrug or call 1-800-788-2800.



Arizona Construction Competition

Students get a taste of real life

For the third year in a row, Rich Schaplter, Construction Technologies Teacher at Metro Tech High School has coordinated the Arizona Construction Competition at Metro High School. Students from Metro Tech and other Maricopa County High Schools competed in Electric, Wiring, Masonry, Carpentry and Construction Tech. The competitors were made up of both male and female students, hence the pick hard hats.

Trio was honored to play a role in the Carpentry Event that helped students apply what they have learned in shop class to real world settings by providing plans and materials to build walls, benches and other projects. Their finished products were judged by several volunteers from the industry. Congratulations to all the winners!

We also want to take a moment to recognize a local hero, Rick Schaplter, the Construction Technology teacher at Metro Tech. Three years ago the school was about to shut down the Construction Technology department due to low enrollment and resources. Today, it is thriving and other valley schools are looking to emulate what he is achieving there. Without a doubt, he is who we want preparing the next generation of our workforce. Thank you, Rick!

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