A pink cement truck? You bet
by By Karen Kissiah
Until recently, one might say “it’s not everyday you see a pink cement tanker truck.” But that’s no longer true in Cheraw.
Burchell King, vice president of Warden and Smith Concrete of Cheraw, has had one of his cement tankers painted solid pink and adorned with a ribbon; a purple ribbon, symbolizing breast cancer awareness.
“With one out every eight women affected by the disease,” King said, it seemed like the thing to do. He got the idea through a charity organization he supports called Concrete Cares, which is accessible at concretecares.com.
King said he bought this tanker, and another, used. “They had to be painted anyway,” he said. “We hope it will help with breast cancer awareness.”
The other tanker, as soon as repairs are made, will be painted to honor our country’s military service men and women, said King. “That one won’t be ready for about another month.”
The tanker will mostly be used and seen “on the interstate,” he said, as this truck hauls the dry product that makes the concrete. So it’s not a twirling ribbon, but it should get a lot of attention.
When not in use, the truck can still be seen from Highway 1 South, across from INA; beside the IGA.
— Staff Writer Karen Kissiah can be reached by calling 843-537-5261, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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