Archives For Community Support

We think it is indeed fitting that “Veterans Track Day at the Beach” is scheduled Wednesday at the newly renovated Myrtle Beach Speedway in South Carolina — just one day before the Fourth of July. And we here at CV Products will be on hand all day to support the Wounded Warrior Project in an event that offers these injured vets the experience of a lifetime.

Jake Engle and the #2 Ford Fusion

Jake Engle and the #2 Ford Fusion

What’s going to happen on Wednesday — thanks to Mooresville, NC’s own Jake Engle, a professional NASCAR driver in the Whelen All American Series — is that about 75 of these wounded warriors will have the opportunity to get down and dirty in a VIP zip around Myrtle Beach Speedway’s .563-mile racetrack. They’ll be passengers in a number of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars and NASCAR trucks.

And while they’re waiting for their clip around the short track, they can watch Engle test his Late Model, offering them a close-up on-the-concrete look at what happens on race day. That’ll be him behind the wheel of the #2 Ford Fusion.

“We’ll have about 75 wounded warriors at the track,” Engle told Andy Marquis of “We’re renting the track and we’ll be having a good time out there. We’re letting them experience what we do at the track during the day.”

During this time, Wounded Warrior Project participants will meet Jake and his team, get a close up look at his car, explore the pits, ask questions, hang out and have fun with other military alumni and their families. Chick-fil-A, one of the supporters of the program along with CV Products, will provide lunch at 11:30 a.m.

These vets will receive access passes to see Continue reading

With the city of Thomasville annually hosting one of North Carolina’s largest Memorial Day parades, it seems only fitting and fair that we here at CV Products should take Monday off to participate in this event.

Thomasville-NC-Memorial_Day-2013So we’ll be closing up shop at 6 p.m. Eastern Time this Friday, May 24, and reopening our doors at 8 a.m. sharp on Tuesday, May 28, so our employees can enjoy Memorial Day with their families and honor our nation’s veterans.

And speaking of veterans, we’ve got a few in our midst here at CV Products who should be recognized. They include our Product Manager for Drive Systems Bill Wheatley, who served in the Air Force from 1968-1972; our Outside Sales Rep George Hunt, a Marine Corps Vietnam veteran who served for six years; IT Manager Jason Siler, a Navy man from 1993 to 1996; and our Quality Manager Tommy Wright, a four-year Air Force veteran.

Thomasville has long been known as an enthusiastic participant in Memorial Day activities, starting with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial on I-85 each year and followed by a parade featuring area military personnel.

Not even the government’s sequestration of military assets this year will hamper the city’s plans for a patriotic march from the downtown area to Cushwa Stadium. What the city’s movers and shakers have done is scramble up some civilian support and assets to participate in next Monday’s parade — and the response has been huge. Dozens of Continue reading

These days you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t know someone who has been affected by the ravages of cancer. That’s one reason why CV Products employee Christine Beightol is once again organizing participants for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life fundraiser scheduled this Friday in Lexington, N.C.

Relay-for-Life-logoChristine is an engineer at our company’s Xceldyne Technologies division and 2013 marks the third year in a row that she has organized CV Products employees to help raise money for this volunteer-driven cancer fund-raising event. Her relay team is called Faith, Hope, Fight, Heal, and has actively participated since 2010 as a way to encourage her friends and our employees and their families to walk in support of a great cause.

Christine says that since that inaugural walk, many CV employees have become more aware of the numbers of people they know who have been affected in some manner by cancer. These employees have themselves been a survivor, a caretaker for a cancer patient, or they’ve know known someone who has had cancer or lost a battle with this terrible disease.

If you’re unfamiliar with it, Relay for Life began back in 1985 when a colorectal surgeon named Dr. Gordon Klatt chose to walk around the University of Puget Sound’s stadium track for 24 hours to raise money for cancer research and cancer patients, as well as celebrate the lives of survivors and the lives of those who lost their lives to the disease.

Pretty soon, Dr. Klatt’s overnight event began cropping up in communities throughout the country, with participants bringing tents and sleeping bags and making an entire night out of it. In fact, nearly Continue reading

CV-CarShowTwo-dozen proud car owners have already preregistered for CV Product’s 5th Annual Car Show this Saturday, October 5, 2012, at our headquarters in Thomasville, N.C., where former NASCAR racer Richard Petty might even make a guest appearance for autographs and photos.

As in past years, proceeds from this well-attended car show benefit two very worthy children’s organizations — Victory Junction and the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma.

Awards will be presented in a number of categories, including Best in Show, People’s Choice, Camper’s Choice, Best Chevrolet, Best Ford, Best Chrysler, Best Non-Chevrolet GM, Best Late Model Muscle Chevrolet, Best Late Model Ford, Best Late Model Chrysler, Best Truck and Best Rat Rod.

If you have a vehicle that you’d like to enter into the show, registration runs right up to the day of the event with judging concluding at Continue reading

Victory-Junction-Pink-TruckWith temps expected to be in the 70s under cloudy skies in Thomasville, it’s looking to be a comfortable jaunt for those participating in CV Product’s 5K Walk/Run this Saturday.

So far more than 50 participants have already preregistered for the event, which will benefit Victory Junction and the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma — two organizations that have the health and welfare of children foremost in mind.

A half dozen of our own employees are penciled in for the race, including three of our accounting staff members — Denise Lanier, Belinda Conrad and Nidia Cruz. In addition, three of our warehouse team members are participating, including David Heaton, who finished fourth in last year’s event; Elliott Vickers, who took third-place honors in 2011; and Robert Peele.

The walk/run begins at 8 a.m. sharp with the pink Victory Junction truck — pictured above, donated by singer Taylor Swift — leading the pack out of the parking lot beside the football stadium at East Davidson High School. The finish line is at our headquarters at 42 Tech Blvd., and a Victory Junction camper will be on hand to hand out awards to the winners.

If you’re interested in participating, there’s Continue reading

Kids Activities PicFor a fifth consecutive year, CV Products is sponsoring a pair of events that benefit charities for which our company cares deeply. We’ll be actively participating in a 5k walk/run on Saturday, Sept. 29, beginning in the East Davidson High School parking lot in Thomasville, N.C., and then a car show the following Saturday (Oct. 6) at our own headquarters, across the street from the high school.

We’ve got more information about both events below, but first we want to introduce you to the two organizations that will benefit from these timely events. This is the 5th annual running for both the walk/run and car show, and proceeds benefit Victory Junction and The Childress Institute, two organizations that focus all of their attention on children with health care needs or youngsters who have been seriously injured and require help getting through unforeseen disabilities.

Victory-JunctionVictory Junction is an 84-acre camp for special kids with health care needs. Children who attend the camp suffer from one of two-dozen chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses, including autism, cancer, diabetes, hemophilia, sickle cell and spina bifida.

Located in Randleman, N.C., the camp has enriched the lives of more than 14,000 children and families since it’s opening in 2004. The camp and its staff provides a camping experience for children from all 50 states as well as four countries. A total of 30 hospitals work with Victory Junction — as well as thousands of volunteers — each providing exceptional care to these young campers. Continue reading