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(APPLETON, WI – December 16, 2019) – Employees from CMD, a local original equipment manufacturer (OEM) are taking a few hours off during their workday to volunteer in the community, as part of the firm’s 2019 Holiday Give-Back program.

“We’re pleased to kick-start a new Corporate Social Responsibility initiative at CMD with the Holiday Give-Back program” says Ricardo Abud, CMD President.  The firm’s CSR program will focus on community outreach and environmental improvement and sustainability while promoting, team-building and engagement.

The Holiday Give-Back Program encourages employees to volunteer during paid work hours. CMD is part of a small but growing trend of companies who pay an employee’s regular wage for volunteering in company-approved charitable causes.

“I believe voluntarism is a noble way to give back to the community.” Abud has joined several different groups of employees in volunteering.

Employees from throughout company departments are forming teams and volunteering
to help one or more of three selected charities/events: The Salvation Army, St. Joseph’s Food Program and Toys for Tots.

Between November 21 and December 24, employees can receive up to four hours regular pay, equal to their time volunteering.

CMD designs and manufactures high-performance converting and natural gas compression equipment from its technology development and manufacturing campus located in Appleton.  All equipment is manufactured locally by the firm’s 200 employees.  CMD is a significant exporter of Wisconsin-made products, earning the Governor’s Export Achievement Award in 2016.

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