New York Mills, Minn., Aug. 22, 2018 - Employees of Brunswick Corporation's (NYSE: BC) New York Mills Operation, home of Lund and Crestliner boats, partnered with surrounding schools to help more than 100 families with the added costs of back-to-school supply needs.
"Our employees on the Community Outreach committee were looking for a way to make an impact in the community for the school year and joined with the local Stuff the Bus program," stated Mary Bakker, a member of the committee. "The Stuff the Bus program works with numerous local families that need help with the cost of school items, such as backpacks, notebooks, pencils, folders, and other miscellaneous supplies."
The Brunswick New York Mills Operations Community Outreach committee looks for different ways for the company to get involved locally and to help make an impact in the community. The committee is comprised of 14 employees from different areas throughout the operation.
"It is important for us as a company to help the schools locally, and it is a great feeling to know that 100 kids will be starting school this year with the tools they need to learn," stated Bakker. The group organized various drop-off locations throughout the facility and sent out communications to kick off the program and raise awareness.
"At this time of year many of our employees are shopping for their own families' back-to-school supplies, and the timing was perfect for a great campaign like this," stated Liz Holzer, another member of the Community Outreach committee. "The contributions came pouring in, and our employees created a new name for the event by calling it the Stuff the Boat program, which seemed to be a little more fitting for our manufacturing facility."
Between employees and a partnership with the Brunswick New York Mills Operations, soon there were enough supplies to help more than 100 kids, so many in fact, that the Lund 1875 Crossover XS overflowed with backpacks.
"We are so excited to be part of this campaign and extremely proud of all our employees who helped make this such a tremendous success," said Holzer.
"The Community Outreach committee members will deliver the Stuff the Bus school supplies to the local community next week, so when school begins on Sept. 4, the kids will have a nice surprise waiting for them," concluded Holzer.
About Brunswick New York Mills Operation
Building two of the most recognized brands in the fishing boat industry, collectively the Lund and Crestliner heritage represents over 140 years of boat-building innovation and quality. Generations of employee expertise and state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities combine to create fishing, hunting and utility boats of superior design, craftsmanship and lasting value. Lund and Crestliner are owned by Brunswick Corporation, the largest marine manufacturer in the world. For additional information about our boats and our brands visit www.lundboats.com and www.crestliner.com.
Since 1948, Lund has been building boats from the heart of lakes country in New York Mills, Minn. Built with professional grade materials to withstand a lifetime of use, Lund Boats are guide tested and wilderness proven, and demanded by more camps, resorts, fishing guides and professionals throughout North America. Whether the preference is aluminum or fiberglass, each boat is carefully designed with fishing features and optimal fishing layouts in mind. They're engineered for maximum performance and superior boat control to effortlessly stay on the breaks and catch more fish, delivering The Ultimate Fishing Experience. Lund Boats-Built by Fishermen for Fishermen. For more information, visit www.lundboats.com.
Located in Otsego, Minn., Crestliner boats and pontoons are crafted with an uncompromising mix of functional design, all-welded aluminum construction and a relentless commitment to excellence. Since 1946, Crestliner has been making boats forged with strength and defined by durability. As a worldwide leader, Crestliner continues to redefine the industry with boats built to last. A testament to our quality and craftsmanship, Crestliner has received the CSI Award of Excellence in Customer Satisfaction for Aluminum Outboard Boats for 11 consecutive years. Learn more about Crestliner and its line of boats by visiting www.crestliner.com.
Headquartered in Mettawa, Ill., Brunswick Corporation's leading consumer brands include Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Ancor, Attwood, BEP, Blue Sea Systems, Czone, Del City, Garelick, Lenco Marine, Marinco, Mastervolt, Mercury, NAUTIC-ON, Park Power, Progressive Industries, ProMariner, Quicksilver and Whale marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, Lankhorst Taselaar, Payne's Marine and BLA parts and accessories distributors; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Lowe, Lund, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Thunder Jet and Uttern boats; Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Cybex, Indoor Cycling Group and SCIFIT fitness equipment; and Brunswick billiards tables, accessories and game room furniture. For more information, visit http://www.brunswick.com.