TROY, Mich., Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A $5,000 grant from Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) is helping to fund a new Freedom Center Military Lounge that opened today in Detroit Metropolitan Airport's North Terminal.
"Meritor takes great pride in our commitment to the U.S. armed forces and the heroes who make sacrifices to protect our freedom," said Tim Burns, vice president, Defense & Specialty, North America. "We hope that active-duty warfighters and veterans passing through Detroit make good use of the Freedom Center's amenities."
The 800-square-foot reception and hospitality center, located near Gate D-17, offers comfortable seating, Internet and TV access and free beverages and snacks. It is open to all current members of the armed forces as well as veterans and family members traveling with them.
Since 2011, Meritor, Inc. has committed $75,000 from the Meritor Trust Fund to support the Freedom Center, including a $5,000 contribution for the new lounge in the North Terminal. The Freedom Center lounges are operated by the Michigan Armed Forces Hospitality Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization. Designed around a mission of "serving those who serve us," the organization's first Freedom Center opened in Detroit Metropolitan Airport's McNamara Terminal in 2011.
"More than 200,000 military personnel and their families have been hosted at this world-class reception and hospitality area," said Burns, a member of the Michigan Armed Forces Hospitality Center's board of directors. "These facilities are an expression of our gratitude for their service."
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.
SOURCE Meritor, Inc.