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Plexus Builds Bicycles for Charity

DATE: 10 Nov, 2015

The standard time it takes an average person to assemble an out-of-the-box bicycle is approximately two hours. But for an engineer? That time is cut to 45 minutes, at most.

On October 12, 2015, more than 100 employees from the Plexus Neenah Design Center assembled 20 Trek bicycles. These bikes were donated a week later to the Boys & Girls’ Brigade in Neenah, Wis. to be used in their annual summer camp program.

“This was an opportunity for our employees to give back to the community in a creative way,” said Josh Hinnendael, Senior Site Director of the Neenah Design Center. “We knew our engineers would enjoy the challenge of assembling multiple high quality bicycles that will be used by children in the Boys & Girls’ Club programs for years to come.”

The bicycles assembled included both boy’s and girl’s styles of varying size, to ensure they can be used by a wide range of children and young adults. Plexus collaborated with Wheel & Sprocket, Wisconsin’s largest bike retailer, to get the materials and transport the finished bicycles.  The timing of the donation was ideal as the current bikes were worn out and in need of repair.

“We are very thankful for Plexus’ contribution of the 20 Trek bicycles. We have many fun and physical activities planned for the more than 1,000 campers who enjoy Camp Onaway each year. The donation will be much appreciated by children around the Fox Valley,” said David Weiss, Development Director at the Boys & Girls’ Brigade.