Recognition for a Deserving Partner

Posted 01/19/14

Congratulations to Thermo Fisher Scientific Plant for being recognized by IndustryWeek Magazine as one of the Best Plants in North America. They are leaders in operational excellence, and were cited for having a “continuous improvement mindset.”

This mindset isn’t strictly for business; Thermo Fisher is also dedicated to improving the lives of people of Western North Carolina, especially those facing hunger. The company has been an important partner to MANNA FoodBank , especially with our emphasis on distributing as much fresh and nutritious food as possible.

Thanks to Thermo Fisher’s donation of 61 freezers and coolers to emergency food providers throughout our region, the produce that MANNA acquires from local farmers, packers, and grocers can stay fresh longer in order to make it to the tables of those who need it most.

Thermo Fisher also holds regular company-wide food drives for MANNA, and recently held an in-house rice packing event. Friendly competition between teams of employees yielded amazing results: in one day, Thermo Fisher packed 12,000 1 lb. rice bags for distribution throughout our 16 county service area.
It is wonderful to see such a strong community partner rewarded; Thermo Fisher Scientific Plant is truly making a difference in Western North Carolina.

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