Inpro/Seal Participates in River Bend Foodbank’s Backpack Program, Providing Meals for Kids
During the 2017 Inpro/Seal® International Sales Meeting, 25 members of the Inpro/Seal family filled backpacks for the River Bend Foodbank Backpack Program. Every year, the Inpro/Seal sales meeting includes a service event to benefit the local community. This year’s meeting was held February 21–23 in Rock Island, IL, home of the Inpro/Seal headquarters and North American manufacturing center. For the second straight year, the sales team volunteered at River Bend Foodbank in Davenport, IA, part of the Quad Cities region along with Rock Island.
River Bend Foodbank’s mission is to lead a community-wide effort to end hunger in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. Established in 1982, River Bend Foodbank collects food donations from the food industry and distributes them to more than 300 charitable community organizations that support the hungry. River Bend Foodbank is the most cost-effective distributor of donated food in the community. Serving approximately 2,600 kids every week, the Backpack Program is designed to ensure that children don’t go hungry over the weekend, when school lunches and breakfasts aren’t available.
In a single afternoon, the Inpro/Seal team packed more than 2,700 backpacks, enough for just over a weeks’ worth of meals. Through direct donations, the group also raised $315 for the program, which is enough to purchase over 1,500 meals.
“We were very excited to work with River Bend Foodbank again. Nothing makes us happier than knowing we made a difference in the lives of the children in our community,” said Tim Sexton, Vice President and General Manager of Inpro/Seal.
The inventor of the original Bearing Isolator, Inpro/Seal® has been delivering innovative sealing solutions and outstanding customer service for more than 30 years. Their unique technologies increase the reliability of rotating equipment and provide real cost savings by improving the mean time between repair (MTBR). Inpro/Seal’s superior customer service and streamlined production processes allow for same- or next-day shipments on most products, even new designs. Headquartered in Rock Island, IL., USA, Inpro/Seal maintains a global sales and distribution network to provide responsive, localized support to customers worldwide and manufactures in North America, Asia and Europe. Inpro/Seal is a Waukesha Bearings® business. Waukesha Bearings is an operating company of Dover. Additional information is available at www.inpro-seal.com.
Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue exceeding $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems and support services through four major operating segments: Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of 26,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what’s possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV.” Additional information is available at www.dovercorporation.com.