Over the past couple of weeks as we’ve seen ice bucket challenge videos appearing on Facebook time and time again, each time it has reminded us of one of our own members of the Induron family, Steve Watts.
A little over six years ago, Steve was affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Steve joined the company in 1979 and worked as purchasing manager until July 2009 (30 years) when the disease affected him so severely that he resigned. However, because of Induron’s policies on sick leave and long-term disability, Steve was provided full pay until the disease took him in August 2010 at the young age of 56.
After our annual Labor Day Cookout, Induron accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge in honor of Steve, while our team members contributed to ALS to watch us get “dunked.”
Let’s just say that water was COLD but it was for a good cause. Hopefully with all the ALS ice bucket challenges across the world in the last few months, we are moving closer to a cure for this debilitating disease.
Founded in 1947, Induron manufactures high performance coatings that serve a range of industrial applications, including the wastewater, transmission and distribution and groundwater storage industries. Learn more about us at www.Induron.com.