UNION COUNTY — The Timken Foundation’s support for Union County continued this week with the donation of $75,000 to be used to purchase a generator for the Union County EMS.
On Friday, Timken Tyger River Plant Manager Bob Hart presented Union County Supervisor Frank Hart with a check for $75,000 from the Timken Foundation of Canton, Ohio.
In a statement announcing the donation, Hart said the funds will be used to install a backup emergency power generator at the Union County EMS station. Hart said the generator will allow for continued operations at the station during periods when power is interrupted. He thanked the Foundation for its generosity to and support of the county.
“We are very appreciative of the investment the Timken Foundation has made in our community. Timken is a model corporate citizen.”
Over the past several years the Timken Foundation has donated funds to a number of local institutions including Main Street Junction which earlier this year received $45,000 for the purchase of furnishings and the Union Campus of Spartanburg Community College which in 2016 received $135,000 to purchase equipment for its Mechatronics program.
The institutions and organizations that have received funds from the Timken Foundation also includes the Miracle League of Union County, the Bonham and Buffalo fire departments, Union County Arts Center, Salvation Army, Union County Carnegie Library, Union County School District, Union County Stadium, and the Cross Keys House.
Donations are made by the Foundation to institutions and organizations in the communities in which the Timken Company has a presence as part its commitment to supporting those communities.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.