During the Australian Renderers Association (ARA) symposium, Noel Dew, Gardner Smith, presented the ARA with a commemorative stone in honor of the association’s $5,000 donation to the New Zealand Red Cross following the February 22, 2011, 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch, killing 182 people. Among those who perished was an employee of the demolished Gardner Smith office in Christchurch. The ARA held their annual meeting in the devastated New Zealand city in November 2010.
“There is a new normal in Christchurch,” said Dew. “But we will rebuild and be a safer city.” The stone was just one small piece of the eight million tons of rubble created as a result of the earthquake. G-Tech Separation, Ltd., headquartered in Christchurch, created the stainless steel stand supporting the stone.
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