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SUDBURY, December 16, 2011 – BESTECH was the recipient of the Most Improved Award in the Industrial category by the United Way/Centraide Sudbury and/et District at the United Way fundraising wrap-up Thursday morning at Science North. The charitable organization bestowed a number of awards at the event, including seven Most Improved Awards. These annual awards are presented to organizations whose United Way/Centraide workplace campaigns demonstrated strong commitment to the community by having the largest percentage increase in their particular industry sector.
BESTECH owners and staff are highly engaged in enriching the Sudbury community through volunteerism and various sponsorships and donations to charitable organizations, such as the United Way/Centraide. BESTECH proudly supports the United Way’s vision and mission and as a result, the firm has developed an annual internal fundraising campaign to help the charitable organization reach their target. This year, the 100 employee workforce at BESTECH was successful in raising a total of $6,481, which is a 45% increase from 2010.
“BESTECH employees are extremely dedicated and involved in the Sudbury community” said Pat Dubreuil, Corporate Services, Sales & Marketing Manager at BESTECH. “It is clear that they realize the rewarding impact of community involvement both internally and externally. Our caring and hardworking personnel make us all proud to be part of the BESTECH team.”
The total 2011 United Way 14-week campaign raised an amazing $1.94 million, which will result with 54 social service programs benefiting from the community’s enormous generosity. The 2011 campaign surpassed its $1.75-million goal by 11%, representing an 18% increase over the $1.65 million raised in 2010.
“We value the support of the BESTECH staff and management and look forward to many years of valued partnership in creating a better community for us all to live, to work, and to raise a family”, said Emily Mackwood, Resource Development Manager at United Way/Centraide Sudbury and/et District.
A representative from the United Way/Centraide will be delivering the award at BESTECH’s Lorne Street office on Monday, December 19. This accomplishment will be marked in conjunction with the recognition of a 10th anniversary for BESTECH’s longest employee, Information & Business Systems Coordinator, Boubacar Sambo, who will be receiving the United Way/Centraide award on behalf of the company. Originally from Africa, Boubacar is a passionate supporter of Sudbury community initiatives, actively involved in numerous charitable activities through donation, promotion or volunteerism.
Based in Sudbury, Ontario, BESTECH is a prominent Canadian firm which specializes in the areas of engineering, automation, software development and environmental monitoring. Founded in 1995, BESTECH was created to address the need for system integration and industrial automation in the mining sector and has since grown to be a multi-disciplinary team offering diverse products and services. With over a decade of sustainable growth, BESTECH developed its strong industry expertise by responding and developing innovative technologies to assist companies in the mining, pulp and paper, forestry, oil and gas, manufacturing, municipal and commercial industries, enhance their productivity, profitability and safety. The firm has four offices in total: two locations in Sudbury and one each in Timmins and Toronto.
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