As a full service provider of cathodic protection systems and corrosion engineering services to the oil and gas, power, water/wastewater and other infrastructure industries, MATCOR is well known worldwide.
When it comes to the local business community however, our closest customer is about 50 miles away. In Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where we’re headquartered, we like to give back and encourage employees to get involved with local nonprofits.
“I think it’s just what we have to do,” said Bill Schutt, who founded MATCOR forty years ago. “If we can give organizations not just money, but time and advice, it could be a huge, huge help.”
Mr. Schutt, along with MATCOR marketing consultant Dana Baedke and employee Heather Davis sat down recently with The Bucks County Herald to talk about giving back and how it comes full circle.
Ms. Baedke met Mr. Schutt five years ago through a local nonprofit, the Women’s Business Forum, where he served as her mentor. Baedke is now giving back as president of the organization and owns a successful marketing business, Key Marketing, with MATCOR as a client. Ms. Davis has become involved in another local nonprofit, Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA), where she has served on the young advisory board and helped to organize the 2nd annual No Bullying Run, where MATCOR was a sponsor. These are just a few examples of the organizations and people touched by our employee’s local efforts.
“As a company,” Schutt said, “we started giving money and time, and what’s happened, which just blows my mind, is almost every week there is some sort of drawing, event or something for local charity I have nothing to do with. The folks here at MATCOR do it on their own.”