As a part of our ongoing effort to promote a positive image of and a public awareness for the important role of manufacturing in our society and economy, each month we highlight a manufacturer that is giving back to their community and world.
We make a special effort to both acknowledge and thank those companies that promote and fund education for manufacturing and engineering. Here is our hip find of the month:
The Boeing Company
Who They Are:
Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries.
Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.
Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation. The company continues to expand its product line and services to meet emerging customer needs. Its broad range of capabilities includes creating new, more efficient members of its commercial airplane family; integrating military platforms, defense systems and the warfighter through network-enabled solutions; creating advanced technology solutions; and arranging innovative customer-financing options.
What They Do to Make a Difference:
Boeing is inspiring the engineers and scientists of tomorrow through employee volunteerism and support of innovative programs that emphasize science, technology, engineering and math.
The Boeing Company Investments:
$52.3 million in Business-related Donations.
$57 million towards Charitable Foundations.
$35 million towards programs that positively impact all areas of education.
$4 million towards sponsorship of First Robotics (A student robotic competition)
$6 million contributed to support military and veterans.
The Reason Why They Help:
“We believe that companies like ours must play a significant role as citizens beyond our role as corporations. We must lead responsibly to help our communities, our nations and the world address challenges that are bigger than any one company’s interests. That includes bringing problem-solvers together, focusing them on action that helps communities grow, and helping communities develop the resources that sustain and attract people who choose to live, work, learn and play in them.” —Jim McNerney, chairman, president and CEO, The Boeing Company. To learn more please visit: http://www.boeing.com.
“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough, we must do.
- Leonardo da da Vinci.
Lisa Brunelle is the Executive Assistant at Accelerated Buy Sell, Inc. as well as a contributing author to the blog. She is the glue that holds everything together at the “Accelerated Group of Companies” that provides tools and services to help manufacturers grow and exit strategies to maximize dollars when they are ready to retire or sell their manufacturing business. Accelerated’s group of companies that provide services to the manufacturing industry includes:
www.AcceleratedBuySell.com – Provides Online Industrial Auction Services, Used Equipment Auctions, Capital Equipment Auctions, Plant Liquidations, Industrial Plant Cleanout Services, Used Machinery Location Services, Certified Machine Tool and Equipment Appraisals, and more.
www.AcceleratedMfgBrokers.com – Specializes in Manufacturing Business Brokerage and Mergers and Acquisitions. We help manufacturers develop exit strategies to maximize retirement dollars, and successful manufacturers expand through acquisition of other manufacturing companies, product lines and customer lists. Manufacturing Companies for sale throughout the United States are listed on this site.
www.AcceleratedRE.com – Provides Industrial Real Estate Brokerage Services, Online Real Estate Auctions, Sealed Bid Real Estate Auctions and complete industrial facility cleanout services.
www.IgniteMfg.com – Provides funding for products made in the USA, and engineering/manufacturing educational needs through Crowd Funding.
www.MfgWebSolutions.com – Provides web development and social media services for manufacturers at under-market rates.
Lisa Brunelle is a contributing author to:
blog.AcceleratedBuySell.com - A site that provides the latest manufacturing news, statistics and opinion. It also provides information on how to grow a manufacturing business, and what to do if you are a manufacturing company that needs to close.