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Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, 540 ESPN Milwaukee Honor Broan-NuTone with “Oh the Humanity” Award

HARTFORD, Wis., October 8, 2013 – As the grand prize winner of the “Oh the Humanity” contest, Broan-NuTone®, the leading manufacturer of residential ventilation products, hosted a live broadcast of Milwaukee’s most popular radio talk show, “Homer and Thunder,” yesterday at its Hartford headquarters. Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity (Milwaukee Habitat) partnered with 540 ESPN Milwaukee for the contest, which sought to recognize volunteers for their charitable contributions to Milwaukee Habitat and to inspire more businesses and individuals to get involved.

Broan-NuTone has a long-standing relationship with Milwaukee Habitat. The manufacturer supplies bathroom ventilation fans, kitchen range hoods, door chimes, medicine cabinets, wall caps and ceiling fans for the organization’s building and renovation projects. Since its establishment in 1984, Milwaukee Habitat has built or repaired more than 500 homes.


“As a champion of community causes, we are truly honored to have received this special award,” says David Pringle, President and CEO of Broan-NuTone. “We are committed to being a good neighbor and helping those in need. This recognition is a testament to our unwavering support of the organization that has and continues to help so many in the Milwaukee area.”   


Steve True and Mitch Nelles, hosts of the hit 540 ESPN Milwaukee radio show, asked volunteer groups in the local business community, which make up nearly half of Milwaukee Habitat’s volunteers, to tell them why or how they support the mission of the organization. The winner was randomly selected by the station’s management, and on Friday, September 27, program director Lance Davis shared the news with Broan-NuTone that they had won.


 “Yesterday was World Habitat Day - a time to remind the world that we have the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns,” adds Pringle. “We celebrated not only winning this award but the continuation of our support of Milwaukee Habitat and the hopes of creating a better and brighter future in our community.”

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BROAN® is registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of residential ventilation products including range hoods, ventilation fans, heater/fan/light combination units, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Fresh Air Systems, built-in heaters, whole-house fans, attic ventilators and trash compactors. NuTone® is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of residential built-in convenience products including door chimes, central vacuum systems, ceiling fans, stereo intercom systems, home theater speakers, medicine cabinets, ironing centers and ventilation fans.

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