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Blackmer® Receives Community Partner Outreach Award from ELNC

by PSG | Oct 09, 2020

Grand Rapids, MI – October 5, 2020 – Blackmer®, part of PSG®, a Dover company and a global leader in specialty pumps and reciprocating compressor technologies, is proud to be the recipient of the annual Community Partner Outreach Award from Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC). ELNC is a nonprofit organization that is invested in changing the current reality of vulnerable children by implementing an Early Childhood Education service system aimed at providing, expanding and sustaining the capacity of high quality early care and education programs in the vulnerable neighborhoods of Grand Rapids, MI.

The Community Partner Outreach Award recognizes an organization or business that values the community and the mission of ELNC. Each year, the award contenders are nominated by the ELNC staff, committees and leadership. The staff and leadership vote to narrow the nominations to four candidates. The ELNC Communications Committee then votes to determine the final two and leadership votes to name the winner.

“We are so honored to receive the Community Partner Outreach Award,” said Bob Lauson, Blackmer General Manager. “ELNC is an organization we stand behind and we are proud to support the important work they do for the community. We look forward to continuing our relationship with them in the years to come.”

The usual awards presentation at the ELNC gala was pivoted to a virtual ten-day gala in August to represent ELNC’s tenth anniversary. On the tenth day, the winner was announced.

“Everybody overwhelmingly voted for Blackmer because of their longevity with us and their donations,” stated Dr. Nkechy Ekere Ezeh, Founder/CEO, ELNC. “From the staff donating coats and notebooks, to Thanksgiving turkeys and Christmas hams, on top of the monetary donations from Blackmer and the Dover Foundation, you can’t get any better than that. It just goes to show that if you treat your staff well, like family, then they’ll create the culture of giving themselves. It’s a good partnership because Blackmer is a family-oriented organization. They understand the importance of family and when you support family, children flourish. You can see they understand this with the giving at Blackmer.”

One of ELNC's partner organizations is located six blocks from Blackmer. “We believe that one of our stakeholders is the local community and we have an obligation to be good stewards to all our stakeholders,” Bob Lauson said. “We recognize that being part of this community is a privilege and not taking that for granted means that we give back and support it.”

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About Blackmer: 
Blackmer® is the leading global provider of innovative and high-quality positive displacement, regenerative turbine and centrifugal pump, and reciprocating compressor technologies for the transfer of liquids and gasses. For more than a century, the Blackmer name has stood for unparalleled product performance, superior services and support, well-timed innovation and a commitment to total customer satisfaction. Supported by a worldwide network of distributors and original equipment manufacturers, Blackmer pumps and compressors are used in a multitude of applications in the Process, Energy and Military & Marine markets. Blackmer—headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA—is part of PSG®, a Dover company.

About Dover:

Dover is a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale, operational agility, world-class engineering capability and customer intimacy to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of over 23,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV." Additional information is available at

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