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Anderson-Negele workers give back

Pictured are Anderson Negele employees who participated in a Day of Caring on Friday in which four groups completed different projects for the community. (The Leader-Herald/Briana O'Hara)

FULTONVILLE — Anderson-Negele employees spent Friday giving back to the community in a meaningful way.

Anderson-Negele, an operating company of Fortive, participated in the Fortive Day of Caring in which they partnered with Liberty ARC and spent the day in teams completing projects throughout the area that benefit community members.

The four projects employees worked on included building tool sheds at the Amsterdam Liberty location, winterizing the Liberty Garden at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, painting ramps and railings at one of Liberty’s private locations, and landscaping at a second private location.

“A lot of our team members live in the local community. Many of our team members have worked here for more than 25 year,” said Brianna Wadsworth, human resources generalist. “Last year we got great feedback about doing the day of caring and people are really excited to do it again this year.”

Katie Spidle, director of HR said that one day a year, Fortive gives them the opportunity to go do a paid day of service which also gives them the opportunity to make an impact in the community they live in.

“We do a lot of other community engagement throughout the year that’s different from Fortive Day of Caring,” Spidle said. “So each quarter we partner with local organizations.”

She said for International Women’s Day they partnered with Haven of Hope, which is a local nonprofit. They also recently did work with the Regional Animal Shelter.

“So we do a lot of things throughout the year to help support the community that we live in,” Spidle said.

“We believe that giving back matters — to our communities and to ourselves. We have so much to be thankful for, and sharing our talents and resources with our neighbors helps us to find meaning in our lives at work,” said CEO of Fortive Jim Lico, in a prepared statement. “A visible commitment to making an impact here is becoming increasingly important not only to our people, but also to our customers and shareholders. More importantly, our employees often cite community service initiatives as the way they find a sense of belonging, enhancing the effort and creativity that they give their work.”

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