October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we spotted a great article by Hydraulics & Pneumatics on one manufacturer doing something special to honor their co-founder and raise money for breast cancer research.
Vaccon Company, a 40-year-old family-owned business that engineers and manufactures vacuum pump products for the robotics, automation and process control industries, has introduced new pink-colored J Series pumps to honor Joan Ferri, who founded the business with her late husband, Richard Ferri.
10% of every purchase is to be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, an independent not-for-profit organization committed to funding scientific research to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime.
The “Pink” J Series Pumps are identical to Vaccon's standard J Series pumps in every way except for the color. All dimensions and performance data are exactly the same including vacuum level, vacuum flow, air consumption and evacuation speed.
Joan Ferri is a two-time breast cancer survivor and for Ellen Ferri Reid, President of Vaccon, the decision to create and ultimately sell the special pink vacuum pump was an easy one.
“While Vaccon started because of my father’s belief that venturi vacuum pumps were the answer to improving the manufacturing processes, it was my mom Joan, who worked tirelessly to not only support the family but the company and its employees,” Reid explained.
“My mom has been and is the backbone of the family business. With the 40th anniversary of Vaccon upon us, coupled with the fact that she’s also a breast cancer survivor, we decided there was no better way to recognize her battle with cancer plus the health of the family business, than to sell pink pumps in her honor.”
Some Tribute customers distribute Vaccon products and you can contact any of the following for this great promotion:
- Air Oil Systems (PA, NJ)
- Automation Technology, Inc. (MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)
- Bertelkamp Automation (TN)
- Fiero Fluid Power (CO, WY, UT)
- Numatic Engineering (So. CA)
- Oylair Specialty Co. (OH)
Or you can call Vaccon at (508) 359-7200 and add the word “Pink” to the order or visit Vaccon.com.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation has earned 4 stars from Charity Navigator for the tenth time since 2002 and is the only cancer organization rated an “A+” by CharityWatch. For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org.