FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2014
Contact: Chad A. McCutcheon
Office Phone: (724) 568-3623 ext. 137
Local Company celebrates community oriented employee; Employee raised money for Boy Scouts of America
-Apollo, PA McCutcheon Enterprises, Inc. is proud of its native son Chad McCutcheon today. Chad was recognized by the River Valley District, Moraine Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America last night for Chairing the District’s Inaugural Good Scout Reception at Lenape Heights Golf Resort in Ford City.
Chad chaired the steering committee and led the charge of raising over $12,000 for the Council. The Good Scout Reception is an example of fundraisers that BSA councils all over America use to both recognize extraordinary citizens and companies and to raise funds for Scouting. This year’s event honored John Lewis, CEO of Armstrong County Memorial Hospital with the Good Scout Award, and Alle Kiski Industries of Hyde Park, PA as Company of the Year.
John Lewis achieved the rank of Life Scout in Scouting and credits his time in Scouting as pointing him in the direction of his life’s work. It was in Scouting where he fell in love with healthcare. His Scouting experience has led him to an illustrious career in healthcare.
Alle Kiski Industries was founded by Kevin Hartford and Ed Newell and is a tooling manufacturer. Alle Kiski Industries is dedicated to supporting community STEM programs. Alle Kiski Industries employs six former Boy Scouts and is a donor to the Moraine Trails Council STEM program.
“If it were not for Chad and our Steering Committee this event would never happen,” said Raymond Tennent, Scout Executive/CEO Moraine Trails Council. “Chad is an Eagle Scout from the River Valley District and a shining example of what Scouting means to the world,” Tennent continued. “His knowledge of companies in the area led us directly to Alle Kiski Industries and what a find they were,” concluded Tennent.
“Chad has always been a go-getter in life,” said Calvin McCutcheon, president of McCutcheon Enterprises, Inc. “His dedication to a task is second to none,” Calvin continued. “We are all proud of his efforts which showcase MEI’s dedication to community service,” Calvin concluded.
“I was honored to even be considered to serve as the Chairman of this event,” said Chad McCutcheon Reception Chairman and Master of Ceremonies. “As an Eagle Scout, I have personally seen the effects of Scouting on my life. I would not be where I am today as a leader of my church, an officer on the board of the Alle Kiski Strong Chamber, and Chairman of last night’s reception if I had not been a Scout,” Chad continued. “The best years of my life I spent in Scouting and the Scout motto is the best advice any person could ever receive-‘be prepared,’” Chad concluded.
Here’s a picture of Chad’s gift from the River Valley District for serving as this year’s Chairman:
MEI is highly involved in its local community. We take our commitment of “protecting our environment for tomorrow’s generations” very seriously, and in doing so, support local businesses as often as we can. MEI is a proud sponsor of the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes and has had the top corporate team for 7 years running. MEI is a proud supporter of the United Way of Westmoreland County & the United Way of Washington County. We also work with our local Chamber of Commerce to promote a business-friendly agenda in our community.