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Womack Participates in MDA Summer Camp for Houston Area Kids
Jun 14, 2011
Each Summer MDA hosts a summer camp for the Houston area kids in Burton Texas. For the past few years, Womack has had the honor of joining in on the "graduation" evening celebration. Graduation happens for campers at the age of 17. At that age, they are no longer allowed to participate in camp as a "camper", however they can and often do return as counselors and other support for the kids.

 

Womack Walks for MDA
Mar 28, 2011
Thank you all for your support & participation in raising money for summer camp and research. Because of you, Womack set a new record with almost 250 employees, family and friends participating in the MDA Muscle Walk held Saturday, March 5, 2011 and raising well over $106,000! Altogether, nearly 3,000 walkers raised some $500,000 to fight Muscular Dystrophy. Thanks for making summer camp happen for 100 well deserving kids! We couldn't have done it without you!

Sincerely,

Mike & Beverly Rowlett


Mike Rowlett Elected as Vice President of the Muscular Dystrophy Association
Aug 05, 2010
Mike Rowlett has joined six other DFW area executives in being elected as a national vice-president for the MDA. He was selected for his years of local leadership and corporate fundraising efforts for Muscular Dystrophy. Read more at: Seven D-FW execs added to national MDA team - Dallas Business Journal


Womack Walks for MDA at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas
Apr 15, 2010
On January 30, 2010 Womack walked for MDA in the Muscular Dystrophy Association's 7th annual Stride and Ride. Early that morning some 3000 family members and friends of MDA patients walked or rolled through the new Cowboys stadium in Arlington to raise money for patient care and research. The Womack walks for MDA team is dedicated to funding MDA Summer Camp. This specially equipped facility provides an opportunity for 100 kids to enjoy a week of swimming, fishing, horseback riding, crafts, and campfires. Camp is a dream come true for these boys and girls - a place where they can overcome the limitations of their disease.
If you were kind enough to help us this year, or in year's past, or if you simply remembered our cause with your thoughts and prayers, we thank you. We simply couldn't help the kids without you!


2009 MDA Stride & Ride on YouTube
Dec 28, 2009
Check out the video from the 2009 Stride & Ride on YouTube, set to U2's "Beautiful Day"!


Womack's Houston Sales Office Packs Meals for Feed The Children
Aug 05, 2010
On Tuesday May 11th, 19 members of Womack's Houston Customer Service and Outside Sales group spent part of the afternoon at the Houston Distribution Center of Feed the Children. Feed The Children is a Christian, international, nonprofit relief organization with headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty, or natural disaster. Last year, Feed The Children shipped 133 million pounds of food and other essentials to children and families in all 50 states and in 34 foreign countries, supplementing more than 760,000 meals a day worldwide.

Their mission was to pack as many meals as possible in a 2.5 hour period of time. Each box contained about 24 items and represented enough food to feed a family of four for a week. With an assembly line format focusing on speed and quality, they set their own team record of 26 pallets:

• Each pallet contained 40 boxes for a total of 1040 Boxes
• Each Box feeds 4 people which equates to 4,160 people
• Each person has one week of meals which equals over 29,000 meals

Way to go, Team Womack!

To learn more about Feed the Children how you can get involved, visit their website at
http://www.feedthechildren.org

Womack's Blood Drives for 2009 A Great Success!
Sep 24, 2009
Throughout history, patriotism has often been defined as a person's responsibility to fellow citizens. Blood is essential to life.  No artificial substitute can replace the functions of human blood.  A blood donation (about a pint) can save the life of up to 3 people.

We, at Womack Companies, are very grateful for what the American Red Cross does for their communities and we wanted to join their efforts. We launched two blood drives at two separate locations.

One drive was held in Salt Lake City, Utah in April and the second, in July, in Farmers Branch Texas.  Both took place within the offices themselves, with the help of the wonderful volunteers at the American Red Cross, we raised a combined total of 50+ pints of blood.

Visit http://www.givelife.org/ to see where you can give blood today!

Fund Raiser for Children's Hospital in New Orleans
Feb 07, 2009
Womack Harvey conducted a fund raiser for Children's Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. A 42" Philips HDTV was donated by Hank Marchal, Mark McCoy, and Bob White. $5200 of raffle tickets were sold, with all proceeds benefiting Children's Hospital.Children's Hospital is a 218-bed, not-for-profit regional medical center offering the most advanced pediatric care. It cares for children from birth to 21 years in more than 40 specialties, including life-threatening illnesses, routine childhood sicknesses and preventive care.

Womack Gives Back
Apr 30, 2008
Womack Machine Supply is creating a $100,000 endowment for the Texas A&M Foundation. The gift will be used to establish the Womack Machine Supply Co. Scholarship fund. This will give much needed support to deserving students pursuing degrees in Industrial Distribution from the Texas A&M University School of Engineering in College Station Texas.

Donation to the City of Dallas
Nov 26, 2007

OFFICE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANNOUNCES
CORPORATE DONATION FOR REPAIRS OF
PEGASUS THE MYTHICAL WINGED HORSE

The City of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce a gift from Mike Rowlett, President and CEO of Womack Machine Supply Company on behalf of his employees of a $15,000 hydraulic power unit to replace an aging component of the famous Flying Red Horse, a symbol of the City of Dallas.

"Pegasus," the mythical winged horse and neon icon is atop the Magnolia Hotel in downtown Dallas. The 40-foot Pegasus was originally designed by J.B. McMath in 1934 as an emblem of a then young Mobil Oil Company. However, the image of Pegasus first appeared on the world stage as early as the late 19th century, when several members of the Standard Oil Trust began using the winged horse to identify their fuels. ExxonMobil continues to use "Pegasus as its trademark bringing a message of freedom and technological empowerment to automobile drivers across the country, as it once did in popular magazines." A hybrid image of a swift winged steed, Pegasus, soon became a symbol of the growing City of Dallas and throughout its life the sign has shone as a beacon on the Dallas skyline, welcoming its citizens, greeting travelers and newcomers.

On April 3, 2006, Mr. Rowlett became inspired to lend his support to the City of Dallas after reading an article titled Pegasus Skyline Icon Gets Some TLC, Grant Gives Neon-lit Pegasus Needed Attention featured in the "Downtown Business News." This Article highlighted the generous gift of attorney Robert B. Payne Sr. to the Dallas Adopt-A-Monument, "Pegasus Maintenance Fund."

Steve Boone, Regional Sales Manager at Womack Machine Supply, contacted the Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) to get the specification for the manufacturing of the new power unit. This power unit will allow the City to conduct ongoing repair and maintenance of the neon sign.

To install Womack Machine Supply Company's gift, the Office of Cultural Affairs has engaged a talented project team of Alan McGrew, General Manager of Starlight Sign LP and Tom Mullins, Manager of Cactus Environmental Services. Additionally thanks go to Paul Lindenberger, Directors of Operations, Downtown Dallas and Dave Fremder, Chief Engineer, Magnolia Hotels. The donated hydraulic power unit will be lifted from "Pegasus Plaza" to the roof-top of the Magnolia Hotel the week of September 24, 2007.

The installation of this hydraulic power unit is the first phase of a project to upgrade the systems that are used to illuminate and rotate the 40-foot horse. The current Pegasus is a replica of the original 1934 Pegasus, which had deteriorated after more than 50 years exposed to the elements, when it was replaced by the replica in 1999. The Pegasus requires routine regular maintenance on the neon that burns out and must be replaced, but more importantly, the location of the flying horse makes it vulnerable to Texas winds, causing extensive problems for the rotational system that will be addressed with a more permanent restoration in Phase II.

The City applauds Mike Rowlett and the staff at Womack Machine Supply Company for helping to preserve our city's cultural icon so that Dallas' Pegasus will soar for generations to come.

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