Special Olympics Delaware State Basketball Tournament—March 18, 2023

The Special Olympics Athlete Oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me brave in the attempt.”  Basketball is a favorite sport at Special Olympics Delaware. Players of all ages and abilities compete to the delight of the cheering fans. On Saturday, March 18 at the Bob Carpenter Center, Delaware Special Olympics put forth their finest and bravest athletes to compete in their State Basketball Tournament, and PAC was there with the assist. John Coates, PAC COO, brought his “And One” Gracie, and together they announced and distributed awards at the awards ceremony. Lynne Klosowski was in her zone at the scorekeeper’s table, counting baskets, fouls, and cheering on the athletes. PAC volunteers were rewarded with a fun and exciting day of cooperation and competition. People wishing to volunteer for Special Olympics Delaware can get involved with the Special Olympics Program in their community, or for short commitment event-specific roles like this one. Opportunities are available here. LMK 2023

PAC is Hosting a Winter Coat Drive January 9 – 20, 2023

Give the gift of warmth!

Shelter from the elements, like food and clean water, is a basic human need.

Precision AirConvey is collaborating with One Warm Coat to collect new or gently-used coats, free of holes or stains, to be distributed to those in need.

The mission of One Warm Coat is to provide free coats to children and adults in need while promoting volunteerism and environmental sustainability.

Coats can be dropped off at 465 Corporate Blvd. in Newark, Delaware, January 9 – 20, 2023 during regular business hours. There is a collection bin in the front vestibule. Alternately, individuals may choose to donate financially through our DRIVE PAGE, with each dollar donated providing warmth for one child or adult. Charitable donation receipts for tax purposes are available upon request.

There are numerous reasons to consider donating to this cause:

According to the National Center for Homeless Education, 1.5 million public school students in the United States experienced homelessness over the course of a school year, and 1 in 6 children in the country are living in poverty. Additionally, 7.3 million families are struggling with poverty, and the pandemic has increased this number by 4%. These families are at higher risk of becoming homeless, and the winter months can put even more strain on their finances. 7% of the 1.5 million veterans living in poverty are at risk of homelessness, and 25 million seniors are living in poverty and may lack the means to afford necessities like rent, food, utilities, and medication. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development reports that, on a single night in 2021, 326,000 people were experiencing homelessness, though this number is likely to be underestimated.

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Donating is easy, tax-deductible, and environmentally sustainable. In the past 30 years coats donated to One Warm Coat have warmed 7.3 million people and kept 18 million + pounds of textile out of landfills.

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University of Delaware Engineering Scholars Present Technical Solution to PAC Through Their Senior Capstone Design Project

Precision AirConvey is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Capstone Design Program at the University of Delaware and the successful completion of a project by three of its engineering scholars, Matthew Riccardi, William Testa, and Jackson Yeatts. Under the guidance of their faculty advisor, Steve Timmons, these students have developed a tangible solution to a technical challenge at PAC.

These enterprising young adults have designed, built, tested and presented a solution to the unique engineering challenge we posed to them— to significantly reduce static when plastic films are being conveyed by our TrimPAC EZ. By drawing upon their technical and managerial skills as they moved their ideas from concept to reality, this team learned to adapt to changing situations, acquired knowledge and applied it in a practical way, reinforced critical and creative problem solving and decision-making skills, and worked successfully as a team to generate new ideas.

They delivered a feasible and cost-effective solution to the team at PAC during a presentation on December 8 and discussed their processes, roadblocks and successes during their journey to their final result. Questions from various departments at PAC were thoroughly answered. The students acknowledged that their solution may require refinement in the real world, but all agreed this was an incredibly valuable first step towards alleviating a real-world manufacturing issue.
PAC President and CEO, Thomas Embley,PE stated, “This is very exciting. It was 35 years ago I took part in the same program at University of Delaware. That was the beginning of an incredible journey that still brings me fulfillment.“

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Precision AirConvey’s Annual Thanks-For-Giving Community Service Project Benefits Hard-Hit Families During the Holidays

With the aim of giving back to the community in which it operates, Precision AirConvey has participated in its annual Thanks-for-Giving project for the 15th consecutive year.

Thanks-for-Giving is a favorite project at PAC in which the company and its employees help provide for the needs of community members who have fallen on difficult times. In partnership with the Ministry of Caring, Inc., PAC has been privileged to be able to provide over 7000 lbs. of food and groceries over the past thirteen years! In 2022, we have contributed toward the needs of 9 adults and 21 children.

In addition to a delicious piping hot Thanksgiving Dinner, PAC employees, alongside company President Tom Embley, donate and deliver needed groceries to area residents and their families. Through their generous donations of time, talent and treasure, PAC employees are able to help families in need during the upcoming holiday season.

Thanks-For-Giving is a favorite time of year at PAC and “personally my favorite time as an owner” says President Tom Embley. We look forward to our continued partnership with the Ministry of Caring for many years to come! This is part of our commitment to the future of our community. We are pleased to have had a positive impact, and to be able to offer our employees the opportunity to participate in this worthwhile endeavor each year.


PAC Celebrates 14 years of Thanks – For – Giving

This Thanksgiving marked the 14th year that Precision AirConvey Corporation – (PAC) has collected and donated a fully cooked turkey dinner and groceries to five needy families in partnership with the Ministry of Caring Inc., through the generous donations of PAC employees and company President & CEO – Tom Embley, the company has provided over 7000 lbs. of food – in the last fourteen years! Each year thoughtful PAC employees donate items to fill large baskets for several families at the Guardian Angel Childcare Center. PAC provides a fully cooked Thanksgiving dinner to each family. In addition, each basket is filled with milk, bread, orange juice, canned goods, non-perishables, and other food items as well as personal care and cleaning supplies and gift cards.

Thanks-For-Giving is a favorite time of year at PAC and “personally my favorite time as an owner” says President Tom Embley, with employees cheerfully helping to provide for those less fortunate, delivering the dinners and baskets to the families on Thanksgiving morning is truly a privilege. We look forward to our continued partnership with the Ministry of Caring for many years to come. #PACgivesback #communityservice #bestpeoplebestsolutions

DFRC Blue-Gold Annual Golf Classics Tournament

Precision AirConvey Corporation (PAC) is proud to continue its sponsorship of the DFRC Blue-Gold Golf Classics tournament. On June 7, 2021, 156 golfers participated in the tournament. Every year, with the support of more than 100 sponsors, golfers participate in the two Blue-Gold All★Star Golf Classics, which is a State-wide tournament with multiple events throughout the year, the New Castle County event is the largest event. DFRC is a well-respected Delaware foundation and is the 4th longest running charity golf tournament in the country. DFRC is dedicated to raising funds and consciousness in support of programs that enrich the lives of Delawareans with intellectual disabilities. PAC’s Director of Technical Sales – Kevin Bock has been involved with the DFRC since high school and currently sits on the Golf Tournament Committee and participates in the yearly tournament. PAC looks forward to its continued support of this worthwhile cause.