KENOSHA, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 14, 2012--
Snap-on Incorporated honored the country’s wounded warriors today,
hosting the annual “Soldier Ride” at its corporate headquarters in
Kenosha, Wis. The ride is an awareness and confidence-building outreach
by the Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP), an organization dedicated to
helping wounded veterans returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq.
Wounded Warrior Project(TM) riders depart Snap-on headquarters. (Photo: Business Wire)
More than 30 WWP riders and their caregivers were welcomed to the
Snap-on Innovation Works facility in Kenosha. “It is a privilege and an
honor to host the Solider Ride for the fourth consecutive year,” said
Nick Pinchuk, Snap-on chairman and chief executive officer. “These brave
men and women are American heroes and we value them and their service.
The ‘Soldier Ride’ is indeed a special event for everyone involved.”
More than 400 Snap-on associates, veterans and community members were on
hand for the event. The day kicked-off with a breakfast for the
warriors, followed by a program honoring the special veterans and the
sacrifices they’ve made for our country. The program concluded with an
unveiling of a new “Wounded Warrior” special paint scheme for the
Snap-on Car competing in the Chicago NHRA Nationals in Joliet, Ill.,
June 29-July 1. The design honors these American heroes and will be
driven by two-time NHRA champion Cruz Pedregon.
A number of Snap-on representatives paid tribute to the WWP by joining
the Soldier Ride alongside the specially equipped bikes of those who
have been injured during military service. The route traveled through
the cities of: Kenosha, Wis.; Pleasant Prairie, Wis.; Winthrop Harbor,
Ill.; Zion, Ill.; Waukegan, Ill. and finished at the Great Lakes Naval
Station in Great Lakes, Ill.
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) is to honor and
empower wounded warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to
enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to
help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to
provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is
a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla.
To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA) is a leading global innovator,
manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair
information and systems solutions for professional users performing
critical tasks. Products and services include hand and power tools, tool
storage, diagnostics software, information and management systems, shop
equipment and other solutions for vehicle dealerships and repair
centers, as well as for customers in industries, including aviation,
aerospace, agriculture, construction, government and military, mining,
natural resources and power generation. Products and services are sold
through the company’s franchisee, company-direct, distributor and
internet channels. Founded in 1920, Snap-on is a $2.9 billion, S&P 500
company headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
For additional information on Snap-on, visit www.snapon.com.
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Source: Snap-on Incorporated