When Exide Technologies realized the news story about thieves stealing bus batteries from Henry County Schools, were ones they manufactured. Randy Macdonald, district sales manager for Exide Technologies, jumped at the chance to help, by providing a $1,200 credit towards purchasing replacements.
“It was with regret that we at Exide Technologies recently read and heard of the theft of batteries at Henry County Schools Transportation,” said Macdonald. “When visiting one of our major customers, Battery Distributors, Inc., we were even more surprised to find out that it was our product, supplied through BDI that was stolen. We know how disruptive this must have been and we are sure it caused a major drain on your budget.”
Cliff Shearouse, Henry County Schools Transportation Director, was overwhelmed with the generosity and kindness. “I will put in a good word for our battery manufacturer, Exide Technologies. They saw the news story and realized the batteries being stolen are ones they make. They have donated $1,200 to our account to help offset the cost of replacing the stolen batteries. This is a very kind and generous act by this company.”
Meanwhile the Henry County Sheriff’s Office is still seeking information from anyone with knowledge about the bus battery thefts during the first two weeks of August. Citizens with information regarding these thefts can call Sgt. Sandra Holliday at (678) 898-7339.
Shearouse added, “During this time of economic downturn when finances for many organizations have declined, it shows a lot about a company that reaches out a helping hand to assist our schools and the children who rely on our transportation every day.”
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