Grundfos, a water technology company, and its primary owner the Grundfos Foundation have announced a $65,000 (€55,000) donation to the American Red Cross following the recent wildfire.
The donation to the Central California - Central Valley Chapter is in response to the recent blaze that continues to have a devastating impact on communities in central California.
“Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by these wildfires, some of whom must now start over,” said Antonio Rodrigues, Grundfos plant director.
“This hits close to home, because it is our home. We want to help the community — our neighbours, friends and partners—who are affected by this disaster.”
Grundfos employs more than 290 employees at its manufacturing plant in Fresno, California.
At the facility, the company manufactures pumps that serve customers in groundwater and irrigation, domestic heating and hot water recirculation, commercial buildings HVAC and plumbing, and industrial applications.
To support production, the Fresno office houses engineering, supply chain, finance, service and IT.
The company was introduced to the American market in 1973 after its founder Poul Due Jensen had discovered a growing market for pumps in California.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the many victims of the wildfires. It is, however, heartwarming to see our colleagues in the US exercising this level of compassion towards their fellow citizens. That is why we are also proud to support the Red Cross,” said Kim Nøhr Skibsted, executive director of the Grundfos Foundation.
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