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Easterseals' Gala honours Kaivac as Outstanding Community Partner
Brighter Futures Celebration, Easterseals' annual awards gala, has recently honoured Kaivac as its 2017 Outstanding Community Partner. The Award is presented to a person or a company that has taken steps to remove barriers and provide opportunities for people with disabilities, facing disadvantages, and veterans.
Easterseals and Kaivac have had a partnership since 2004. The company now has 20 Easterseal employees working in its manufacturing centre, producing more than 60 unique parts used in Kaivac equipment.
"Easterseals is a leader not only in helping people with disabilities find work, but is changing the perception of people with disadvantages," says Robert Robinson, Sr., president of Kaivac.
"Everyone deserves a chance to reach their full potential and Easterseals is helping to make that happen."
Robert adds that at Kaivac, the company does not view these people as having a disability.
"Yes, our hearts do go out to these people, but we are looking for people that can help us build our tools and equipment. They help us do this and have proven to be valued team members at Kaivac."
Over the years, Kaivac has made several commitments to its local community. For instance, the company has always manufactured its products at its Hamilton, OH, corporate and manufacturing campus.
It has also taken steps to create an environment that gives all types of people the opportunity to become valued members of the community.
"It's a tremendous honour for Kaivac to receive this award," adds Robert. "We are proud of our relationship with Easterseals and proud of the people we have hired through Easterseals. We're helping to make their lives more productive and they are helping us make products for our customers that makes their jobs more productive as well."
Image: Robert Robinson, Jr; Robert Robinson Sr's wife Carlene, and Robert Robinson, Sr. at the Easterseals Gala
A video about Kaivac's partnership with Easterseals can be found at:
30th November 2017