TROY, Mich., Feb. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor, Inc.'s (NYSE: MTOR) Troy-based employees organized a weeklong initiative to collect thousands of bottles of drinking water for Flint residents. The water was delivered to Flint on several Meritor semi-trucks today.
Meritor's "Flint Water Haul" campaign generated more than 4,000 cases, each containing 24 16.9-ounce bottles of water. To make full use of Meritor trucks traveling to Flint and the capacity for water they can haul, two neighboring Troy businesses, Bailey's Sports Grille and Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions, contributed to the Flint Water Haul.
"Throughout the year, Meritor employees give their time and make donations that have real impact on people's lives," said Krista Sohm, vice president, Marketing & Communications. "When we saw the magnitude of the water crisis in our neighboring Michigan city, Meritor employees stepped up by donating water that's safe for people to drink."
The 850 employees at Meritor corporate headquarters in Troy, Michigan were divided into four teams, each competing to donate the most water. The winning team received prizes donated by the company and area businesses, including Bailey's Sports Grille, Emagine Theatres and Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace.
Meritor encourages charitable giving and volunteerism among its global employees. Employees at the company's corporate headquarters raised $143,862 in 2015 through weekly jeans days. That money was then given to 32 nonprofit organizations selected by employees.
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 8,400 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 18 countries. Meritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's website at www.meritor.com.
Photos of the Flint Water Haul can be found at this link.
SOURCE Meritor, Inc.