Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA


February 14, 2013

Hillphoenix, Inc. awards $15,000 to Van Buren County Hospital's Community Service Center

KEOSAUQUA — Van Buren County Hospital announced that it is has been awarded a grant in the amount of $15,000 from Dover Corporation, Hillphoenix Inc, and the local employees. Van Buren County Hospital's  $2.2 million building was designed to house the hospital’s child care center, preschool, Job Opportunities Center, Parents as Teachers program, Occupational Health Services, Healthy Villages, Head Start, the WIC clinic, an optometrist's office and a conference room.

This contribution was supported in part through a new matching grant initiative by the philanthropic arm of Hillphoenix's parent company, Dover Corporation. The Dover Foundation helps to support not-for-profit organizations, causes and/or projects that benefit the local communities in which its operating companies are located.   

“We are pleased to have selected Van Buren County Hospital's Community Service Center as the inaugural organization to benefit from this program in our community,” commented Nate Weaton, general manager." Many of our employees use the services provided by the center; this will be a significant benefit to the local community."

Lisa Schnedler, hospital administrator, thanked Dover, Hillphoenix and their employees for the generous donation.

"Bringing these essential services under one roof has been a vision of the hospital board for a number of years. Through the support of funders, like Dover, Hillphoenix and their employees, financing of the center has become a reality."

The center opened in August 2012.

Hillphoenix is a global leader in retail refrigeration solutions. Building on customer-centric innovation and engineering excellence, we collaborate with customers to deliver creative, flexible and responsible solutions that enable them to sell more products, more efficiently and more responsibly.

Dover Corporation is a multi-billion dollar diversified global manufacturer. For more than 50 years, Dover has been providing its customers with outstanding products and services in industrial technology that reflect the company’s commitment to operational excellence, innovation and market leadership. The company focuses on innovative equipment and components, specialty systems and support services through its four major operating segments: Energy, Communication Technologies, Engineered Systems and Printing & Identification. Dover is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois and employs nearly 34,000 people worldwide.    Additional information is available on the company’s web site at

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

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