Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Midmark Expands Support of Economic Development

Faith in county’s P4P initiative leads to increased participation

VERSAILLES- Midmark Corporation has announced that it will significantly increase its contribution to Partnering for Progress (P4P), Darke County’s collaborative economic development initiative, beginning in 2013. The $10,000 annual contribution, which represents a substantial increase from the company’s initial $1,000 annual level of participation, will be reviewed again at the end of next year.

“The increase represents Midmark’s growing confidence in the programs being developed by the economic development office, the direction the partnership has plotted for the county, and in the way it has handled development projects in recent years,” commented Midmark President & CEO Anne Eiting Klamar

According to Darke County Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) President Jim Poeppelman, Midmark’s support of the county’s development efforts has gone beyond the financial. Poeppelman stated that the company has assisted P4P officials with the county’s workforce development initiative and has also recently accepted a seat on the CIC board. The Darke County CIC is the governing board of the economic development office and the entity that guides the P4P initiative’s goals and objectives.

“We are extremely fortunate to get the level of participation that we do from a company like Midmark,” said Poeppelman. “They are a very respected company with a great reputation. Their support is obviously appreciated and their input is essential to maximizing our efforts.”

Midmark is currently Darke County’s second largest employer and has recently announced plans to expand its physical plant in Versailles. The company’s growth and diversification in recent years, along with the outstanding reputation it has earned for customer service and quality products, has helped make Midmark one of the most respected companies in the Dayton region. Klamars’ appointment to the Dayton Development Coalition’s governing board, the region’s umbrella development organization, is one of many examples of that respect.

“Partnering for Progress is an initiative driven by local business and industry. To truly achieve our long range goals, we need the support of companies like Midmark,” commented Economic Development Director Marc Saluk. “It’s quite a compliment that they believe in our future plans and in what we have already achieved. There’s no doubt that we’ll be that much stronger with their involvement.”

About Midmark

Midmark Corporation brings efficient patient care to millions of people each day in the human and animal healthcare industries around the world. The most trusted name in medical, dental and veterinary healthcare equipment solutions, Midmark is committed to providing innovative products and services for the healthcare professional, integrating value-added technology into everything it does. With more than 1,600 teammates worldwide, Midmark is dedicated to making a positive difference in the practice of healthcare. With corporate offices located in Dayton, Ohio, Midmark Corporation maintains four subsidiaries in the United States, with manufacturing, support and Customer Experience facilities located in Versailles, Ohio. To support international healthcare markets, it holds subsidiaries in France, India and Italy. For more information about Midmark, visit the company’s Web site at midmark.com.

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