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Brake Parts Inc receives Benchmark Award from United Way

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 07:00
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Brake Parts Inc (BPI) was recently honored by the United Way of Greater McHenry County with the Benchmark Award for raising more than $272,000 during its annual campaign, which helps support 29 partner agencies in the area. BPI was recognized during United Way’s campaign celebration held June 4 at Starline Factory in Harvard, Illinois.

“The challenges in our local community for those people less fortunate are significant, and the United Way actively works to enhance their quality of life,” said David Overbeeke, president and CEO of BPI. “I am so proud of the BPI employees that gave so generously again this year as it helps tremendously to fund the many agencies driven to assist those in need.”

Back Row-L to R: Heather Arnold, United Way; Randy Clausen, BPI; Al Biemer, BPI; Carole Peters, United Way
Front Row-L to R: Katie Trzeciak, BPI; Tom Sheppard, BPI; David Overbeeke, BPI

BPI is the largest contributor to the United Way of Greater McHenry County for several years running and has received major donor awards a total of seven times. Before receiving the Benchmark Award last year for donations exceeding $200,000 in 2017, BPI received the Landmark Award five times for raising $100,000 or more during their United Way campaign.

BPI has partnered with the United Way for over a decade, and during that time, has donated in excess of $1.6 million. This year, BPI raised its corporate donation through employee fundraising projects, including many held at the McHenry, Illinois headquarters, as well as direct donations.

About Brake Parts Inc

Brake Parts Inc (BPI) is committed to leading the global automotive aftermarket as the premier manufacturer and supplier of brake system components, including its respected flagship Raybestos® brand. The company’s primary focus is the growth and profitability of its customers through a collaborative platform of quality, innovation, dedication and integrity. A supplier to major auto parts organizations, BPI has a demonstrated commitment to research, development and testing of its entire product offering, including friction, rotors, drums, calipers and hydraulic products, ensuring that they meet or exceed original equipment fit, form and function requirements. For more information, visit www.brakepartsinc.com.

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