NAM presents community service award to Hypertherm.
Press Release Summary:
October 8, 2008 - The NAM conferred the Trowbridge Award, named after the late Sandy Trowbridge, former Secretary of Commerce and NAM President from 1979-1989, upon Hypertherm. The company was awarded for its undertaking of community outreach programs, including the Community Service Time Program, Hypertherm Owners Philanthropic Endeavors (HOPE) program, the New England Fall Special Olympics, and the Everybody Wins! reading program. It also donates a percentage of its revenue to nonprofit organizations.
Original Press Release
NAM's Trowbridge Award Goes to New Hampshire Firm
Press release date: October 2, 2008
o Hypertherm donates a percentage of its revenue to nonprofit organizations, with a focus on groups that promote development of children and families. The company routinely purchases full page newspaper ads to solicit community help in identifying worthy nonprofits that need help. An example is COVER, a local charity that repairs homes for the needy and recycles used building supplies. Hypertherm provides direct financial support and volunteer work.
o Hypertherm Associates participate in the Hypertherm Owners Philanthropic Endeavors (HOPE) program which is devoted to the well being of children and families. Different Hypertherm associates work with HOPE on a rotating basis.
o About 75 Hypertherm Associates have planned, organized and implemented the New England Fall Special Olympics that serves about 75 athletes. Events include volleyball, horseback riding, track and field events and bowling.
o More than 30 Hypertherm associates participate in Junior Achievement every year, a program that uses business volunteers to teach children business skills. The volunteers go into a classroom once a week for six weeks with a defined curriculum.
o Through Everybody Wins!, a reading program, Hypertherm Associates go into local elementary schools and volunteer an hour of their time reading with a child one day a week.
o Hypertherm is an active supporter of United Way. The company matches employee contributions on a dollar for dollar basis. In the most recent campaign, Hypertherm and its associates raised $100,000 for United Way. The National Association of Manufacturers is the nation's largest industrial trade association, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the NAM has 11 additional offices across the country. Visit the NAM's award-winning web site at www.nam.org for more information about manufacturing and the economy. CONTACT: