Elk County- Alex Gasbarre, CEO and Mark Saline, President of Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems presented a $7,000 donation to the St. Marys Area United Way.
St. Marys is home to Gasbarre’s new 150,000 sqft. furnace manufacturing facility with offices in Lovonia, MI and Cranston, RI that provide sales, service, and engineering support to regional customers.
Gasbarre, headquartered in DuBois, PA and with manufacturing operations in DuBois, St. Marys, and Olanta PA, was founded in 1973. Throughout the 50-year history Gasbarre has added industrial furnaces, precision tooling and automation integration to the original powder compaction press technologies.
Gasbarre’s commitment to their employees, product diversification and technology advancements have put Gasbarre in a position to be a leading OEM in the North American Market while exporting 20% of its business around the world.
Gasbarre currently employs 180 people across five locations in three states to support its domestic customers. Gasbarre takes pride in its commitment to the communities, which have helped Gasbarre grow into the full-service supplier that it is today.
Gasbarre‘s $7,000 donation will support the St. Marys Area United Way 2023 campaign. The United Way’s 2023 campaign goal is $200,000. Funding raised in 2023 will be available for eligible organizations to seek grant funding for 2024. To be eligible for funding from the St. Marys Area United Way, an agency must: have a current 501(c)(3) status, provide services to citizens living within the St. Marys Area School District, provide services to meet health and human welfare needs, and be registered with the PA State Bureau of Charitable Solicitation or be exempt from registration. The St. Marys Area United Way encourages any organization interested in seeking grant funding to inquire by calling 814.781.6000 to receive an application or visit www.smauw.org. The 2024 grant application deadline will be December 15, 2023, with grant awards announced in 2024.
As a result of the 2022 campaign, the St. Marys Area United Way provided grant awards in 2023 to Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Boys & Girls Club of St. Marys, Boys Scouts-Bucktail Council, CAPSEA, Catholic Charities, City of St. Marys Parks and Recreation, Crystal Fire Department, Dickinson Center, Elkland Search Rescue, First United Methodist Church, Girl Scouts of Western PA, Guardian Angel Center, St. Marys Area School District, St. Marys Library, and the Veteran’s Memorial-Eternal Flame located on the Diamond downtown St. Marys.
The St. Marys Area United Way has served the citizens of the City of St. Marys and surrounding counties since 1925. The St. Marys Area United Way relies on contributions from companies and local individuals. Those donations support the financial needs of non-profit agencies that serve the health and human welfare needs of our community. If you would like to become one of these individual or corporate donors, please call 781.6000.