Local non-profit offers new service because of PPL donation
SUNCOM Industries, a human services agency that helps train and employ people with developmental and physical disabilities, is now able to offer shrink-wrapping and other product sealing services to businesses. The new service is possible because of a $7,500 donation from PPL Montour last year for the purchase of the new equipment.
"We're pleased to support SUNCOM with its mission to employ people with disabilities and offer valued services to area businesses," said Michael Munroe, Montour's plant manager. "Donations like these are one of several ways we at PPL show our support for our local communities."
With the donation, SUNCOM purchased two L-sealers that enable employees to quickly wrap products in a clear plastic film. They also purchased a heat tunnel that shrink wraps the product to produce a professionally finished protective seal.
"SUNCOM's clients are truly grateful to PPL and enjoyed learning how the new equipment works," said Teri MacBride, regional affairs director for the Susquehanna Valley who helped facilitate the donation.
PPL Supports STEM magnet program at Bloomsburg University
Representatives of PPL Corporation and affiliates were on campus recently to present a check for $20,000 to provide continuing support for the STEM Magnet program. The company played an integral part in forming the collaborative effort between Bloomsburg University, eight school districts and regional businesses and foundations to serve local high school students in advancing in the science, math, engineering and technology disciplines. PPL leaders provide input on the development of the curriculum and serve as mentors to students in the program, in addition to the financial commitment.
PPL supports free concert on Bucknell campus
Continuing its support of the arts, PPL is underwriting a free concert by Slavic Soul Party to be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 5.
The concert will be held outside on the plaza of the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Bucknell University in Lewisburg. (The concert will move indoors to the lobby if it rains.) Feel free to bring a lawn chair. This is a family-friendly event and children are welcome.
“We are pleased to support musical events as part of our commitment to supporting quality programs in the communities where our employees live and work,” said Teri MacBride, PPL regional affairs director for the Susquehanna Valley.
Slavic Soul Party is a world brass band that created an acoustic mash-up of Balkan and Gypsy sounds with North American music, weaving the gospel, funk, dub, jazz, and Latin influences of New York's neighborhoods seamlessly into a Balkan brass setting. For more information, visit www.bucknell.edu/x93980.xml.