MINNEAPOLIS—Medical molder Minnesota Rubber and Plastics (MRP) will donate $150,000 over a three-year period to the Twin Cities Heart Walk fundraiser organized by the non-profit American Heart Association to fund research and healthy lifestyle programs.
The Minneapolis-based company has a medical business focused on cardiovascular-related products and applications, including the design and manufacturing of silicone, rubber and thermoplastic components.
Set for May 16, the 2020 Twin Cities Heart Walk is expected to bring more than 20,000 walkers to Target Field in Minneapolis. The event also features a fitness festival with fun activities and tributes to those affected by heart disease and stroke.
"It's an honor to be a part of this great event, which has made a tremendous impact in raising support and awareness in the community for the past 25 years," MRP CEO Jay Ward said in a news release. "Minnesota Rubber and Plastics is proud to continue working with the American Heart Association in its mission of fighting heart disease and stroke as both a supplier of critical plastic and elastomer parts in cardiovascular care as well as now a key donor."
MRP offers high-volume parts production as well as ISO Class 7/ clean rooms and assembly services.
In November 2018, MRP was acquired by the global investment firm KKR & Co. L.P. for an undisclosed amount. KKR is a strong advocate of MRP's support of the American Heart Association, according to Pete Stavros, an MRP board member and co-head of KKR's Americas Private Equity.