May 2023

Supporting our Volunteers

PICTURED: Andy Otterness, Combination Technician, presenting Ronald Franzen, Chief of the Fort Atkinson Fire Department, with donation.

Part of our mission at AcenTek is to show support for the communities we serve. Beyond the company’s position on this, there is also proof that this desire exists within the members of our team.

Each quarter our office staff has the option of paying to dress casually to work. Using a hybrid work model, our staff may only be in the office a couple of days per week, yet they still donate. Our staff knows that those dollars are going to a good cause. The collected funds from employees are then matched by the Board of Directors. We rotate through a long list of non-profits that are in the areas we serve. This spring our team made donations to six Iowa volunteer fire departments. Fire departments in Clermont, Fort Atkinson, Harpers Ferry, New Albin, Ossian and Waterville each received a $600 donation from AcenTek.

Some members from our team had the opportunity to stop by and visit a couple of the fire departments we donated to. While the firemen we spoke to were very appreciative of our donation, we also had gratitude to express. We are so grateful for the people who step up and volunteer to be part of their town’s fire department. We hope we’ll never need them but are very thankful they are there if we do.

Small communities have heart. That was made clear to us (again) as we spoke to the firemen. We heard repeatedly about the fireman who had served for years and years. We also heard the exciting stories about some area departments who are joining their crew. Getting involved and serving your community was a theme at every firehouse we visited with. Thank you, volunteers, for the important work you do. AcenTek is honored to support you.

PICTURED: Mike Robinson, Combination Technician, presenting Jon Johnson, Chief at the New Albin Fire Department, with donation.