MAINTAL, Germany, June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NORMA Group, a global market leader in engineered joining technology, chipped in to help its neighbors earlier this month in the second annual NORMA Help Day at all of its global sites.
NORMA Group employees stepped up to work as volunteers and raise funds for various charities and projects in communities near their workplaces.
In the U.S. NORMA Americas employees in Auburn Hills and Lake Orion, Michigan, were on hand June 4 to help kids and adults with special needs compete in the standing long jump and pentathlon competitions at the Special Olympics in Mt Pleasant, Michigan.
"Special Olympics Michigan is extremely thankful for the volunteer support of NORMA Group at our State Summer Games. Volunteers are the heart of our organization, and we wouldn't be able to provide high quality competitions and life-changing programs without them," said Aaron Mills, senior marketing and communications director for Special Olympics.
On June 7, NORMA Group Michigan employees sorted donated food for the needy at the Gleaners Community Food Bank in Detroit and helped residents affected by the Flint water crisis by working with the United Way to pass out bottled water at a local church.
"We are just amazed by all the help that continues to pour into Flint. It's wonderful to see people reaching out from all over the state and country to help us out. We're excited to welcome NORMA Group to Catholic Charities and hope they can see the difference they will be making in the lives of our friends and neighbors," noted Vicky Schultz, president and CEO of Catholic Charities.
NORMA Americas employees in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, formed four teams to challenge each other in a penny wars competition to raise money to benefit the Tunnelton Fire Department and Saltsburg Food Bank. Employees also added to the fundraising by selling 50/50 raffle tickets and gift baskets and hosted pot luck dinners on the various shifts with food donated by employees. Help Day efforts in Pennsylvania wrapped up with a luncheon on June 9 with hamburgers and hotdogs.
"We are an international company with sites in 27 countries, but we also have strong regional roots. This gives us the opportunity to look beyond the boundaries of the plant and exercise an important aspect of our corporate responsibility. We put this neighborhood idea into practice with our annual NORMA Help Day activities," said Tim Jones, president of NORMA Americas.
This was the second annual NORMA Help Day for NORMA Americas employees in the U.S. Please visit the website www.normagroup.com/cr for more information on Corporate Responsibility at NORMA Group and refer to the 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report. The next CR Report will be published this year.
About NORMA Americas
NORMA Americas is an integral part of the NORMA Group, a global market leader in engineered joining technology. NORMA Americas manufactures high quality clamps, connectors and fluid systems that safely link a variety of vital components in vehicles, aircraft, trains and ships as well as in water management. With more than 1,300 employees it operates eight production facilities in North and South America with annual sales of about EUR 395 million. NORMA Americas´ strong brand portfolio includes the brand names ABA®, Breeze®, Clamp-All®, CONNECTORS®, Five Star®, Gemi®, NDS®, NORMA®, R.G.RAY®, and TORCA®. NORMA Americas is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
About NORMA Group
NORMA Group is a global market leader in engineered joining technology. The company manufactures a wide range of innovative connecting solutions and water management technology offering more than 35,000 products to customers in 100 countries with around 6,500 employees. NORMA Group helps its customers and business partners to react to global challenges such as climate change and increasing scarcity of resources. NORMA Group joining products can be found in vehicles and trains, ships and aircraft, buildings and water management as well as in applications for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. The company generated sales of around EUR 890 million in 2015. NORMA Group operates a global network of 22 production facilities as well as numerous sales and distribution sites across Europe, the Americas, and Asia-Pacific. NORMA Group has its headquarters in Maintal, Germany. NORMA Group SE is listed on the German stock exchange (Prime Standard) and included in the MDAX index.
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