As we near the middle of 2018, we would like to recognize members of the GK Community Action team who have dedicated their time to supporting our community. Displaying a global mindset, these individuals have contributed to several initiatives this year that impact both McHenry County where GK HQ is located and support forward-thinking ideas to solve challenges in our world.
A recurring local event GK sponsors is the Human Race. This fun run brings individuals and groups across McHenry County together to raise money for over 70 local charities. This year in addition to the constant efforts of Julie Snave we had a new champion for the Human Race: GK engineer, Steve Czechowski. Steve took the reins this year to promote the race going as far as signing people up if they didn’t have time to do so themselves. His efforts were proven: by the time of the race General Kinematics had the second largest team across the entire event.
A new commitment for one of our most active members of the Community Action Team, Randy Smith, is the McHenry County Workforce Committee. As the representative for General Kinematics as well as a member of the board for the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce, Randy has done an amazing job balancing his responsibilities and taking part in new initiatives that benefit the community as a whole. His latest commitment focuses on creating awareness of quality manufacturing jobs through manufacturing entities in McHenry County including General Kinematics. The initiative outlines paths high school students and their parents can take to find information on alternative training available through McHenry County College that can lead to an advantageous career in manufacturing in McHenry County. Superintendent Steve Olson remarked on the first meeting of the Workforce Development Committee: “I would like to offer my own personal thanks and gratitude for your enthusiastic support as CHSD 155 and General Kinematics continue to be partners and advocates for quality education in our community.”
General Kinematics continues to provide a foundation for community leaders through support, financially and otherwise to all employees in the General Kinematics family. If you have questions about how you can help support these initiatives or have opportunities for GK’s involvement, feel free to contact us!