Charlotte, NC - Bosch Rexroth, a Charlotte-based manufacturer of drive and control technologies for industrial and mobile equipment, donated $5,000 to the charitable organization Ace and TJ’s Grin Kids as part of the company’s annual North America factory automation sales meeting event.
Ace and TJ’s Grin Kids was started by Charlotte morning radio personalities Ace and TJ in 2000. The organization is dedicated to enriching the lives of terminally ill or chronically disabled children in their listening area. The charity takes the children and their entire families on a five-day expense-free vacation to Disney World. Over the years, Grin Kids has been able to send more than 300 children and their families on this trip.
Bosch Rexroth’s contribution was made through a performance by the local Charlotte band, Charity Case, whose goal is to book performances to raise funds for Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids. With Ace as the front man for the band, each member plays for free, while stage and sound crew members donate their time for each show.
The band performed at BB&T ballpark in front of Bosch Rexroth sales associates and their families, as well as the company’s distributor partners from across the country. Rexroth’s Charlotte-based distribution partner, Livingston and Haven, has a unique connection to Charity Case; Livingston and Haven’s president and CEO, Clifton Vann IV, plays guitar for the band.
“We are passionate about supporting the communities in which we operate, through donations to local charities,” said Erwin Wieckowski, Bosch Rexroth vice president of factory automation. “Together, Bosch Rexroth and Livingston and Haven are proud to support this cause.”
About Bosch Rexroth:
Economical, precise, safe, and energy efficient: drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth moves machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, Factory Automation, and Renewable Energies to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 36,700 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 5.7 billion euros ($7.6 billion) in 2013. To learn more, please visit www.boschrexroth-us.com
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros ($61.2 billion). Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, Bosch applied for some 5,000 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.” Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com and http://twitter.com/BoschPresse
In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. For more information, please visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca
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