(Auburn, ME) December 2015 – For the third year in a row, Maine Oxy proudly hosted the annual Maine Oxy Charity Golf Tournament in support of Make-A-Wish Maine. The tournament was held on Saturday, September 19th at Fox Ridge Golf Course in Auburn. All proceeds from the tournament are donated to help grant wishes for children battling life- threatening medical conditions across Maine. This year’s fundraiser raised more than $14,000. This years tournament is scheduled for Saturday, September 17, 2016.
Maine Oxy $14,000 Check Presentation to Make-A-Wish
Pictured below from Left to Right: Tom Cyr/Maine Oxy, Rebecca Leaming/Make-A-Wish, Dan Guerin/Maine Oxy
About Maine Oxy
Maine Oxy is New England’s leading supplier of welding supplies, industrial and specialty gases, and innovative industry solutions. Founded in 1929 in Auburn, Maine, the company originally provided service to home propane customers. Over the past 80 years, Maine Oxy has grown from its modest beginnings into a sales and manufacturing leader operating in 15 locations across New England. Maine Oxy is well known for its commitment to creating environment-friendly products and its role in establishing the New England School of Metalwork. Maine Oxy is dedicated to providing the most current technologies at competitive prices, while also engaging in a variety of initiatives to better the communities in which they operate. For more information visit www.MaineOxy.com or call 1-800-377-9433.
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. As of October 2014, we have granted over 1200 wishes. This coming year, the organization expects to grant the greatest wish of over 70 seriously ill Maine children, which is an average of one wish every five days. All money raised in Maine stays in Maine. All wish expenses are fully covered by Make-A-Wish. Make-A-Wish Maine is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and all contributions are tax deductible. The Maine chapter has over 200 volunteers statewide, and a staff of seven. The office is located at 477 Congress Street, Suite M1, in Portland. For more information about Make-A-Wish Maine, visit www.maine.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.
Penobscot County businesses recognized for workplace safety
AUGUSTA—Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette announced that Maine Oxy of Brewer and Davis Brothers of Chester have each earned the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program Award (SHARP) in recognition of each business' rigorous safety achievement program.
Acceptance into SHARP by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognizes each business as a model for worksite safety and health standards.
LEWISTON — Emily Letourneau has been sewing since she was 7 years old, but she's had a difficult time building a career in that field.
Her boyfriend, a welder, had taught her how to make a simple seam with hot metal instead of thread.
She knew how to lay out patterns for the many quilts she has sewn.
“It's the same kind of mindset,” she said. "You have to measure and cut out.”
She had the hand dexterity required and the experience in piecing together a pattern.