Inpro/Seal Partners with River Bend Foodbank to Provide Meals for Children
The 2016 Inpro/Seal International Sales Meeting was held January 12-14 in Rock Island, IL, where Inpro/Seal’s headquarters and North American manufacturing center is located. Every year, the sales meeting includes a service event to benefit the local community. This year, the Inpro/Seal 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 donates them to more than 300 charitable community organizations that support the hungry. They are the most cost effective distributor of donated food in the community.
On Wednesday, January 13, 38 members of the Inpro/Seal family filled backpacks for the River Bend Foodbank Backpack Program. 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 3,000 backpacks, enough for more than a weeks’ worth of meals. Through some spontaneous competitions, the group also raised $200 for the program, which is enough to purchase 1,000 meals.
“Working with the River Bend Foodbank has been a wonderful experience that has brought our team together for the common goal of making a difference in our community,” said Tim Sexton, Vice President and GM of Inpro/Seal. “The most exciting aspect of this service project is that it helps children in the communities where the majority of our employees live.”
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, Ill., USA, Inpro/Seal maintains a global sales and distribution network to provide responsive, localized support to customers worldwide and manufactures in North America, South 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 revenues in excess of $7 billion. Dover delivers 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 they serve. Recognized for their entrepreneurial approach for nearly 60 years, Dover’s team of over 26,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what’s possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Ill., USA, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV.” Additional information is available at www.dovercorporation.com.