Community Stories

  • Inteva Bangalore Supports JOY of Learning Program for Sparsha Trust for Underprivileged Children

    Bangalore team members supported the JOY of Learning Program by holding a fundraiser to raise money for the organization. This lunch involved serving a meal and prizes to all participants. 80% of the children in this program were school dropouts or have never attended school. Many of the children this program benefits have extraordinary hidden talents and fundraisers such as this help them to be able to discover these.

  • Inteva Cottondale Raises Awareness for Breast Cancer

    During the month of October, Inteva Cottondale Operations celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness. A committee was formed in order to develop and coordinate various fundraising activities for the month. Consisting of four Cottondale team members: Erika Lee, Joyce Gray, Chris Sloan, and Randy Sartain, the committee developed and implemented several fundraising activities for the month including:

    • Breast Cancer “Bingo” Breast cancer awareness quiz
    • The sale of meals and snacks across all three shifts
    • Lunchtime raffles and silent auctions, where all items were donated by Inteva employees and local businesses
    • $250 cash raffle

    All Cottondale team members were given an “I can beat breast cancer” bookmark with instructions on how to give a self-exam. Women were also given a pink ink pen that read “Live, love, believe in the cure” and men a blue one that read “Tough guys wear pink.” Having our own breast cancer survivors at our Inteva Cottondale facility, this cause hit close to home. Many individuals went above and beyond to contribute to this great cause. From making meals to donating Inteva items for auctions, the empathy and initiative during this outreach did not go unnoticed. Because of all of these efforts, the plant raised $2,165 dollars, a feat that makes this year our best fundraising year ever!

  • Inteva Headquarters Collects School Supplies for Needy Local Elementary Schools

    In unison with Career Day Open House, employees at Troy Headquarters created a community initiative to help needy students at three elementary schools in the Troy School District. Employees and Career Day guests combined efforts to purchase and donate school supplies for children who would not have otherwise had the supplies needed for the 2012 school year. “This was a great opportunity to showcase Inteva as a community partner and educational advocate,” said CEO & President Lon Offenbacher. “It is important for us to practice our core value of caring for the world and our communities. I’m happy to see so many of our employees engaged in helping the young people of our community.” 

  • One Global Company Celebration Influences Child's Dream

    On August 26, 2011 Inteva World Headquarters & Technical Center in Troy, Michigan hosted a One Global Company Celebration for employees, family and friends. The celebration signified Inteva’s accomplishments in meeting integration objectives since the 2011 acquisition. This past week six-year-old Owen Farmer, son of Director of Strategic Planning for Closure Systems Jacob Farmer, shared the attached picture with his class.

    You know you have created a great event when it influences a child’s dream.

  • Inteva Vandalia Donates $1,600 to Grant a Child’s Wish

    On June 28th Vandalia employees presented a $1,600 donation check to Make-A-Wish Foundation. This Inteva employee donation will allow five-year-old Gabrielle a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Walt Disney World – her wish. As Gabrielle suffers from a life-threatening neurological disorder it is difficult for her to travel. By accepting this donation she will have the opportunity to escape from her difficult medical routine and spend quality time with her parents and brother in Florida. Each Friday Vandalia team members participate in their weekly Giving Day by donating $1 dollar to wear jeans. Each month a different charity is selected. A few times each year, though, a larger donation is made to Make-A-Wish Foundation. In order to collect more funds for Gabrielle, Vandalia hosted a pancake breakfast. Not only does this grant Gabrielle’s wish, it allowed team members to support a worthy charity during work time.

  • Mary Taylor and Interior System Team Raises $1,011.20 for Make-A-Wish

    Mary Taylor, Design Lead Technical, with the support of the Interior Systems team in Troy, raised a total of $1,011.20 for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan.