Nelsonville, OH – Ohio CAT, the exclusive, authorized dealer for Caterpillar equipment and engines throughout Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana, has joined the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s ICAN! Corporate Partnership with a gift of $250,000 over the next five years. Ohio CAT’s gift will support the Foundation and its efforts to ensure every child in Appalachian Ohio has access to the educational opportunities needed for success. Ken Taylor, Ohio CAT President, shared the news with an announcement at the Foundation’s annual I’m a Child of Appalachia® Celebration.
“Ohio CAT recognizes the significant work of the Foundation to enable our region’s youth to access opportunities for success,” said Ken Taylor. “We hope other corporations will follow in our footsteps and join the ICAN! Corporate Partnership to provide the resources needed to ensure no child of Appalachia faces barriers to post-secondary pursuits.”
An extension of the Foundation’s signature I’m a Child of Appalachia campaign, the ICAN! Corporate Partnership provides business members of the I’m a Child of Appalachia Network® the opportunity to invest in building FAO’s capacity to create educational and quality of life opportunities now and in the future. Ohio CAT joins the ranks of other ICAN! Corporate Partners who have committed to collaboratively enhancing available educational opportunities and raising the region’s levels of educational attainment. Current partners include American Electric Power, AK Steel, Tata, Duke Energy, Oxford Mining, McNational, Inc., Grange Insurance, Diagnostic Hybrids, WesBanco, the Graham Family, Peoples Bank and Walmart.
“We are proud to welcome Ohio CAT into our ICAN! Corporate Partnership,” said Cara Dingus Brook, President and CEO of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. “Their generous support and leadership over the next five years will enable us to expand the educational opportunities available to our students and grow the Foundation to create a sustainable model of philanthropy for the region now and into the future.”
Headquartered in Broadview Heights, Ohio CAT conducts its operations through three divisions: the Equipment Division, the Power Systems Division, and the Agri Business Division. In addition, the company operates CAT Rental Stores at 8 of its locations, remanufactures and repairs all makes of hydraulic components at its Hydraulics Division in Bolivar, Ohio (Complete Hydraulic Service), remanufactures diesel fuel pumps, injectors and turbochargers through its 2 International Fuel Systems locations in Findlay and Toledo, and provides leasing solutions through its wholly owned subsidiary, OMCO Leasing Corp.
During its ten years of service, FAO has made a tremendous difference by developing tools and partnerships to combat regional problems, including investing over $1.3 million in grants and scholarships to meet unique needs and opportunities in communities across Appalachian Ohio.