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Elevator Technology, 2015-08-12, 04:00 PM

ThyssenKrupp Airport Systems Employees Donate School Supplies to Bonnie Brae Elementary

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (August 12, 2015) - ThyssenKrupp Airport Systems Inc., employees are making sure Bonnie Brae Elementary students have the supplies they’ll need this school year.

The employees donated money and school supplies, including: binders, backpacks, calculators, crayons, composition books, erasers, folders, glue, markers, notebooks, paper, pencils, pencil sharpeners, pens and rulers, as well as antibacterial wipes, hand sanitizer and tissues to Bonnie Brae Elementary School, 3504 Kimbo Rd., Fort Worth.

“Our employees embrace the company’s commitment to the Fort Worth community, and we wanted to do our part to help our local children start the school year off right,” said Mark Jones, president of ThyssenKrupp Airport Systems (TKAS). “Our employees understand the importance of education and I am proud they’re helping to build a stronger community by donating needed school supplies and money.”

Jones joined 20 ThyssenKrupp employees today to deliver $4,334 in school supplies and money to Samantha Gonzalez, the school’s principal.

“Our families and teachers are honored to receive such a generous donation from the employees of ThyssenKrupp,” said Gonzalez. “The start of a new school year is always a busy time for children and their families, so having extra school supplies will be a great help to everyone.”

This community outreach was an employee-driven initiative organized by the TKAS Cares Committee, a philanthropic employee group whose projects include donations of food, pet supplies and toys to the Fort Worth community.

TKAS manufactures, installs and maintains passenger boarding bridges at airports in North, Central and South America.

About ThyssenKrupp

ThyssenKrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods and services businesses. Over 155,000 employees in nearly 80 countries work with passion and technological expertise to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2013/2014 ThyssenKrupp generated sales of around €41 billion.

Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for the challenges of the future in the areas Mechanical, Plant and Materials. With our engineering expertise we enable our customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost- and resource-friendly way. For us, technical progress and innovations, allied with the combined strength of the Group, are key factors enabling us to meet current and future customer and market requirements around the world, grow on the markets of the future, and generate strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.

In North America, ThyssenKrupp oversees more than 40 companies in the United States, Canada and México. In fiscal year 2013/2014, ThyssenKrupp generated sales of approximately €9 billion in the region, accounting for about 22 percent of the Group’s total sales. This makes the region the Group’s biggest sales market after Germany and other member countries of the European Union. For more information, visit the ThyssenKrupp North America website thyssenkrupp-north-america.com.

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