CLEVELAND—Carlisle Companies' Carlisle TyrFil division employees built and donated bikes and funds to the Cleveland-area chapter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
As part of a team building activity, Carlisle donated 10 bicycles and a $150 Amazon gift card to young people at the organization as a show of support, and a nod to Carlisle TyrFil's heritage of helping to facilitate and streamline transportation needs, the company said.
The maker of polyurethane TyrFil flatproofing materials has operated a factory in the market since the 1970s.
"TyrFil manufacturing has been a part of the Cleveland community for decades, and we are so grateful to the people of Berea in particular," said Sean Freed, operations manager, Berea and Dortmund/senior buyer for Carlisle TyrFil.
"There was no better way to show our appreciation to this community of residents who have supported us over the years than to give back to the next generation. The Boys & Girls Clubs of America is an exceptional organization that we're proud to stand behind."
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America has 4,300 chapters around the country that support in-need, at-risk children by providing a safe place, adult mentors and youth development programs on a daily basis during non-school hours.