Turtle Plastics® Welcomes “House of Cards” Actor Jeremy Holm, Co-Star of New “Silo” Film about a Grain Entrapment Accident and Rescue, to Meet FDIC International Attendees on April 11 & 12
Manufacturer of Turtle Tube™ Grain Bin Rescue Sleeve Promotes Film to Raise Awareness of Grain Entrapment Dangers; Holm’s Appearance Spurs Donation to National Fallen Firefighters Foundation from the Turtle Plastics Foundation
Lorain, Ohio (4/01/2019) – Turtle Plastics, a leading manufacturer of environmental, health, and safety solutions for firefighters and first responders, is inviting attendees at FDIC International in Indianapolis to meet television actor Jeremy Holm, co-star of the upcoming feature film “Silo,” at the Turtle Plastics Booth #3369 throughout the day on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12.
The nonprofit Turtle Plastics Foundation is donating $5.00 per autograph by Jeremy Holm but not less than $5,000.00 in total for the Autograph Signing Event at the Turtle Plastics Booth #3369 during FDIC 2019. All proceeds will be contributed to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The promotion shall last April 11, 2019 thru April 12, 2019.
Best known for his role as FBI Agent Nathan Green in the Netflix series “House of Cards” and as Mr. Sutherland in the USA series “Mr. Robot,” Holm stars as a volunteer fire chief in “Silo,” a new major motion picture scheduled for release in theaters in the summer of 2019.
Turtle Plastics designs and manufactures interlocking recycled plastic safety cribbing blocks used by first responders and fire trainers as stabilization tools as well as ergonomic, modular tiles for fire/rescue and industrial applications. The company’s patented Turtle Tube™ Grain Bin Rescue Sleeve (U.S. Pat. No. D809,210) is the most cost-effective grain rescue sleeve product on the market with the fastest deployment.
Filmmakers approached Turtle Plastics for technical and financial support because of the company’s expertise in grain bin rescue product development and its commitment to helping first responders prevent silo deaths. Turtle Plastics offers a grant program for farm bureaus and insurance companies wanting to buy Turtle Tubes and donate them back to financially strapped volunteer fire departments and rescue squads in the major grain states.
“Turtle Plastics is proud to support ‘Silo’ to bring awareness to the deadly dangers of grain entrapment and the heroic firefighters and first responders who are challenged with rescuing trapped individuals,” stated Liz Demetriou, President of Turtle Plastics. “In addition to supporting the film, we have been pleased to donate 50 Turtle Tubes to training programs and volunteer fire departments in need since 2017.”
“Silo” is a feature film directed by Marshall Burnette and produced by Sam Goldberg. Based in part on a real-life incident in Illinois where three teenagers were entrapped in a grain bin on a family farm, “Silo” spotlights the very real struggles found in rural farming communities, where many volunteer fire departments and firefighters live and serve. Prominent actor Jeremy Holm stars in the film as a volunteer fire chief. New Hope, Kentucky Fire Department firefighters also appear in the cast. The film is scheduled for release in theaters in the summer of 2019.
About Turtle Plastics
Turtle Plastics, a global leader in manufacturing, is deeply committed to environmental health and safety solutions that protect workers and ensure a sustainable environment. The company’s Dura Crib™ and Dura Stat™ cribbing and blocking products are made from 100% recycled plastic and are safer, cleaner, stronger alternatives to wood for shoring cribbing, vehicle extrication, material handling and heavy vehicle maintenance and repair. The company’s Turtle Tiles™ are versatile, ergonomic modular tiles used as compartment matting in fire trucks, and as flooring in commercial and industrial applications. The company’s Turtle Tube™ grain rescue tube is a life-saving, rapidly deploying sleeve for use in grain entrapment at food processing plants, breweries, elevators, and grain transport vehicles.
Turtle Plastics is headquartered in Lorain, Ohio. All products are proudly made in the U.S.A.
About the Turtle Plastics Foundation
The Turtle Plastics Foundation was established in 2017 by Turtle Plastics founder Tom Norton and his wife Karen Anne Bradley, MD to carry on their charitable work in Haiti; including establishing a 2,400 student K to 12 school and a hospital/clinic that saw 30,000 patients last year. The Turtle Plastics Foundation is a broad-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to advocate, create, support, and promote educational, environmental, health, and safety initiatives worldwide. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through grants, donations, public awareness events, and other marketing efforts. The Foundation make distributions to Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3) organizations. The Foundation focuses on supporting worthy nonprofit causes related to improving public health, education, safety, and the global environment.
About the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to honor and remember America’s fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the nonprofit Foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor fallen fire heroes, assist their families in rebuilding their lives, and reduce firefighter deaths and injuries. For more information on the NFFF and its programs visit www.firehero.org.