Workers at Ormond Beach, Fla.-based medical device manufacturer Command Medical Products Inc. are helping families in Nicaragua with a backpack collection drive.
Command Medical, which extrudes plastic tubing and handles device assembly and packaging, has two manufacturing plants — the headquarters in Ormond Beach (near Daytona Beach), and a sister plant in Managua, Nicaragua, that opened in September 2005.
Team members at the HQ plant started the backpack collection drive to provide brand-new school supplies to children of Command Medical Products employees at the Managua plant.
The company shipped more than 155 backpacks stuffed with pencils, pens, crayons, erasers, rulers, calculators, notebooks, file folders and the like. In Managua, the school year calendar runs from February to November.
Assisting with the distribution were CEO David Slick Sr. and Carlos Gadea, plant manager of the Managua facility.
"Our company core values run deep and this is one example of how we put them into practice," said Stephanie McGee, Command Medical Products' vice president of marketing. "Our employees well being and community stewardship go hand in hand. It was such a joy to be a part of the experience."