Solon, Ohio — Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) means different things to different companies. For some, it means improving the corporate bottom line with social value. Other companies create new forms of business to address social or environmental challenges. At Aerospace Maintenance Solutions (AMS), CSR efforts have recently focused donations of office furniture and equipment to a local police station in Ohio.
After moving the company’s operations from
Chesterland, OH to Solon, OH in September of 2019, AMS had a surplus of
furniture, storage racks, and office equipment it did not need. The company had
purchased new, modern furniture and assets for its advanced aerospace facility.
When one of the AMS employees heard that a
nearby police department needed office equipment, AMS president John Dooley
decided to donate a conference table, chairs, and other office equipment to the
“We are incredibly grateful to AMS for
their donation to the Madison Village Police Department,” says Chief of Police Troy
A. McIntosh. “Our department was in need of office furnishings for a planned
relocation later this year, and AMS’s generous donation of a large collection
of furniture and equipment will completely cover those needs.” He explains that
the budget savings realized due to the donation can now better be used to
provide increased services to Madison Village residents.
“We believe supporting the Madison Village Police
Department in Ohio with this donation is an important way to give back to
police and public safety professionals who protect our communities,” says
Dooley. “It’s one way we can say thank you to them.”
AMS has a history of working with police, law
enforcement officials, fire fighters, border patrol agents, homeland security
officials, and search-and-rescue teams with repair and overhaul services to
keep their aircraft operating safely. Repair and overhaul work for these
aircraft includes electronics, flight controls, instruments, and VIDS systems
onboard UH-60 helicopters.
AMS repairs most VIDS components in
accordance with appropriate DMWRs for the UH-60’s military end users. But as some
UH-60s are being transitioned to non-military applications, DMWR repair and
test procedures require modifications to meet new customer requirements. In
these cases, AMS works with customers to test, repair, and document the changes
in accordance with new requirements and applications for UH-60s and S-70s.
“Socially responsible activities enhance employee satisfaction, which in turn generates lower employee turnover,” says Denette Ditmer, Operations Manager at AMS. “A positive work environment can result in more favorable job attitudes and better work performance.”