Community Involvement at Unity Precision Manufacturing
At Unity Tool (DBA Unity Precision Manufacturing), we are proud to be an integrated part of the local community and committed to having a positive impact in the state of Minnesota.
Can Do Canines
The Unity team shares a love of dogs. So when the opportunity came knocking for us to get involved with Can Do Canines, we happily accepted.
Unity Precision Manufacturing is a proud partner of Can Do Canines. It is the largest non-profit assistance dog training organization in Minnesota. They place specially-trained dogs with people who have disabilities such as Type I Diabetes, mobility challenges, seizure disorders, hearing loss, and childhood autism, free of charge. Our longtime employee Pam Streiff began volunteering with Can Do Canines in 2013 to “do what made her heart happy. ” Her enthusiasm for the program was contagious. The Unity team now gladly donates services, parts and labor to support the Can Do Canines cause.
Hennepin Technical College
Quality technical education is one of the things that keeps the manufacturing industry alive and at the forefront of technology.
Unity has donated over $100,000 worth of materials for student classes in order to make parts or for class welding projects. Mike Van Essen also serves on the Hennepin Technical College advisory board. In this role, he advises instructors and helps them work through certain program changes by giving insights into the present-day manufacturing industry, as well as the shortfalls, hardships, and demands of the marketplace. Mike’s insights allow the students to enter the manufacturing marketplace more prepared and with a greater understanding. Unity is proud to partner with Hennepin Technical College to further their mission of educating highly-trained employees with hands-on experience.
Rapids Archery Club
Mike Van Essen and several other Unity employees belong to the Rapids Archery Club in Andover, MN, the largest archery club in Minnesota. As dedicated members of the club, the Unity team gladly offers services and labor whenever the club is in need of their help.
Rockford High School
The Unity Precision Manufacturing team donated equipment and other materials to Rockford High School, as a way to introduce kids to the manufacturing industry.
Stratasys Face Shield Frame Files
Unity Precision Manufacturing joined Stratasys, along with 100 teams across the U.S., in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stratasys discovered that healthcare providers were in desperate need of face shields. Stratasys shared their Face Shield Frame Files and invited the 3D printing community to help fill the demand. Unity produced 300 face shields; in response, the coalition has been receiving thanks from the front lines across the globe.
Pedal the Pacific
Unity Precision Manufacturing has contributed financially to Pedal the Pacific, an organization that believes that no voice is too small to make a difference, and we agree with that statement. Pedal the Pacific is an annual 1,700-mile bike ride from Seattle to San Diego to raise awareness about the injustices of domestic sex trafficking. Through cycling, educating, and fundraising, they equip riders to move from learners to teachers.