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Hypertherm Wins NAM Award

National Association of Manufacturers conferred the Trowbridge Award upon Hypertherm for its community service initiatives.

WASHINGTON -- The National Association of Manufacturers conferred the Trowbridge Award upon Hypertherm, a New Hampshire-based company that engineers and manufactures advanced metal cutting systems used in industries including shipbuilding, manufacturing and automotive repair.

The Trowbridge Award is named for the late Sandy Trowbridge, former Secretary of Commerce and President of the NAM from 1979 to 1989.

"Sandy Trowbridge was a Washington institution who has left us a marvelous legacy," said NAM President John Engler. "He was first and foremost an articulate advocate of manufacturing, but he always found time in his busy schedule for worthy causes. Hypertherm exemplifies that proud tradition of business commitment to community service through an imaginative variety of activities in which both the company and its employees reach out to help the less fortunate in their community."

"The community service of our associates is a great source of pride for Hypertherm," said Dick Couch, Hypertherm President. "I believe this kind of engagement not only makes for a more prosperous and healthy community, but it generates rich dividends year in and year out that provide a more than full return on our investment.

"We greatly appreciate this honor awarded by the National Association of Manufacturers, and are proud to carry on in the tradition of Sandy Trowbridge," Couch said.

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