AFS Community Connections in Fullerton

Alcoa Fastening Systems made community connections in a variety of ways this year.

AFS recently awarded three Alcoa Foundation grants of $10,000 each to the Boys & Girls Club of Fullerton, the Fullerton Arboretum Authority for its 26-acre botanical garden on the Fullerton campus of California State University, and the Fullerton School District Educational Foundation. With nearly 1,000 employees and two operating locations in Fullerton, AFS employees have also participated in the annual Angel Tree Gift Drive benefiting needy local children, donated 1,000 pine tree seedlings to Firestone Scout Reservation in Brea for Boy Scouts in the area to plant, and held a blood drive that helped save 189 lives in Southern California. In addition, the profits from an ongoing recycling program benefit the St. Jude Memorial Foundation. Local dignitaries have also been invited to the locations including Congresswoman Lorretta Sanchez, the ranking woman on the House Armed Services Committee.  Earlier this year, the plant celebrated 2 million safe hours without a lost time injury.  Helping employees celebrate the achievement were Fullerton Mayor Mike Clesceri and Mayor Pro Tem Shawn Nelson.  In addition, Assemblywoman Lynn Daucher visited the plant and mingled with the employees.

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On the far right, Craig Brown, Alcoa Fastening Systems operations manager in Fullerton, California, USA, met with key community leaders and presented Alcoa Foundation grants totaling $30,000 to three non-governmental organizations during a recent luncheon.