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Brother International Corporation Wins 2020 ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year’ Stevie Award

Bridgewater, N.J. -- June 24, 2020 -- Brother International Corporation announces today it has won the bronze Stevie Award in the “Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year” category of the American Business Awards for Brother’s support of the production of protective wear to meet surging demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As one of the world’s largest producers of industrial sewing machines, Brother played a vital role by donating its industrial sewing machines and bulk sewing equipment to more than a dozen companies and nonprofit groups manufacturing such apparel, overcoming logistical and social distancing hurdles associated with transporting and delivering equipment in the midst of the pandemic
 
“Corporate social responsibility has always been a part of our shared values, so I’m immensely proud to accept this award on behalf of Brother International,” said Don Cummins, President, Brother International Corporation USA. “Over the last several months, our nation has faced some very challenging times, but there is one thing that has not changed: Brother's continued commitment to be ‘At Your Side.’"
 
In March and April 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic spread across the United States, Brother employees quickly rallied to assess how the company could help. It organized the donation of hundreds of thousands of dollars of industrial sewing equipment to a coalition of well-established apparel and textile organizations working directly with the US Department of Health and Human Services to meet the government’s criteria and guidelines for the creation of protective wear. And in addition to supporting the coalition of businesses, Brother also donated its home sewing equipment to several non-profits and community groups, including local New Jersey organizations making masks for hospitals, nursing homes and others in need.
 
The American Business Awards are the United States’ premier business awards program, and are nicknamed the “Stevies” for the Greek word meaning “crowned.” More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, judged by more than 230 professionals worldwide. Brother won the bronze Stevie Award for the “Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year” category for businesses with up to 2,500 employees.
 
“Despite the toughest business conditions in memory, American organizations continue to demonstrate their commitment to innovation, creativity, and bottom-line results,” said Stevie Awards President Maggie Gallagher. “This year’s Stevie-winning nominations are  full of inspiring stories of persistence, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and compassion. We celebrate all of their stories and look forward to showcasing them during our virtual awards ceremony on August 5.”
 
About Brother International Corporation
Brother International Corporation has earned its reputation as a premier provider of home office and business products, home appliances for the sewing and crafting enthusiast as well as industrial solutions that revolutionize the way we live and work. Brother International Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brother Industries Ltd. With worldwide sales exceeding $6 billion, this global manufacturer was started more than 100 years ago. Bridgewater, New Jersey is the corporate headquarters for Brother in the Americas. It has fully integrated sales, marketing services, manufacturing, research and development capabilities located in the U.S. In addition to its headquarters, Brother has facilities in California, Illinois and Tennessee, as well as subsidiaries in Canada, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru and Mexico. For more information, visit www.brother.com.
 
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Brother International Corporation
Loren Waldron
loren.waldron@brother.com
908-252-3330