Navico supports Oklahoma tornado relief effort
May 30, 2013
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Marine Electronics Leader Makes Donation to the OK Strong Disaster Relief Fund
Tulsa, Okla. – Navico — the world leader in recreational marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G brands — announced today that it has donated $10,000 to the OK Strong Disaster Relief Fund. Established by Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin in coordination with the United Way of Central Oklahoma, the fund is designed to help with long-term medical, emotional and educational needs of victims of the May 20th tornado in Moore and the May 19th tornado near Shawnee.
Navico’s Lowrance brand has been headquartered in Oklahoma for nearly 50 years. With strong ties to the state, the company has encouraged its employees worldwide to provide additional support by donating to the OK Strong Disaster Relief Fund and/or provide personal items for a collection shipment to tornado victims in the Oklahoma City area.
“Although Navico is a global company, we have strong ties to our Lowrance heritage, which has been based in Oklahoma for nearly a half century,” said Leif Ottosson, chief executive officer, Navico. “We are proud to provide support for the OK Strong Disaster Fund so resources can be allocated where they are needed most and hope our donation will help our neighbors as they rebuild their towns and their lives.”
For more information on Navico, or its entire line of Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G marine electronics, please visit www.navico.com.