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Huntley’s TEQ Thermoform donates to Pioneer Center

Published: Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT
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Pictured (from left) are Patrick Maynard, Pioneer Center CEO; Christin Kruse, chief development officer at Pioneer Center; Randall Loga, president of TEQ Thermoform; and Michelle Payseur, TEQ Thermoform human resources manager. The Huntley company recently donated $5,000 to the McHenry County nonprofit organization.

McHENRY – TEQ Thermoform, a subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, recently donated $5,000 to Pioneer Center for Human Services.

The donation is in support of Pioneer Center’s intellectual and developmental disability group homes, according to a news release from the Pioneer Center.

Pioneer Center’s group homes provide a family living environment where adults share a home in the community with up to seven peers under staff supervision. The residents share in all aspects of running a group home, such as cooking, cleaning and grocery shopping. Pioneer Center has eight intellectual and developmental disability group homes in McHenry County neighborhoods.

A portion of the donation also was given for animal-assisted therapy to help teach adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18 how to handle small herd animals and work with them through team building exercises.

“We are incredibly grateful to TEQ Thermoform for its continued commitment to the individuals we serve at Pioneer Center,” Pioneer Center Chief Development Officer Christin Kruse said in a statement. “It is because of community-minded businesses such as TEQ that make it possible for Pioneer Center to manifest its mission of ”empowering individuals to achieve their full potential.”

As a long standing supporter of Pioneer Center and its mission, TEQ Thermoform is also a 2012 recipient of the Trailblazer Award. The Trailblazer Award is presented to donors that have cumulatively contributed $10,000 or more to Pioneer Center.

Huntley-based TEQ Thermoform designs, makes and supplies health care, electronic and consumer packaging and products.

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