Océ Employees Assemble, Donate 95 Bikes to Military Families

“This is a small way that Océ can reach out and provide a helping hand to the members of the community who need it most—the children of men and women of the armed forces who are serving our country at home and overseas and facing tough times,” said Mal Baboyian, president of Océ North America’s Production Printing Systems division. “This one-of-a-kind experience embodies perfectly the Océ pledge to serve as a responsible corporate citizen.

In addition to nine first sergeants who were on hand to help out with the event, sixteen local children ages five to thirteen judged the bikes based on criteria such as “first team to complete one bike,” “first team to complete and decorate a second bike,” and “coolest” or “best-decorated bike.” At the conclusion of the event, Océ presented the child judges with store gift cards and invited them to select a bike of their own to take home.

“We’re proud of the hardworking team of Océ volunteers who pitched in to give back to children in need,” said Patrick Chapuis, president of Océ North America’s Wide Format Printing Systems division. “Building bikes for the First Sergeants Council was a rewarding experience that touched the hearts of everyone who participated. It was even more meaningful when we saw the looks on the faces of the child judges when we told them they could take home their favorite bike. They had no idea that they would receive bikes themselves.”

The bicycle-building event and donation of funds for cribs underscores the Océ commitment to giving back to the community and supporting worthy causes and organizations like the First Sergeants Council that support those who need—at a time when they need help the most.

About Océ
Océ is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Océ offering includes office printing and copying systems, high speed digital production printers and wide format printing systems for both technical documentation and color display graphics. Océ is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Océ customers. The company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in The Netherlands Océ is active in over 100 countries and employs some 22,000 people worldwide. Total revenues in 2009 amounted to €2.6 billion. Océ is listed on Euronext in Amsterdam. For more information, visit www.oce.com.

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