Loos Employees Pay It Forward
Loos & Co. Donates $500 to Veterans
Having spent years manufacturing products that support the military’s mission, Loos & Co. and its employees are taking on a new role to help veterans in their community.
Loos & Company proudly presented a $500 check to support the mission of the Danielson Veterans Coffeehouse. The Danielson Veterans Coffeehouse offers local veterans the opportunity to meet, socialize and receive support or information regarding veterans benefits and services.
“We help connect veterans with whatever services they might need,” said President Fred Ruhlemann. “It’s more than just offering coffee.” Ruhlemann said the operation is strictly volunteer-run. No one who “works” at the coffeehouse receives pay.
The donation was powered by Loos & Co. employees choosing to receive a coronavirus vaccination. Once an employee receives their vaccine, a $50 contribution is made to the general donation fund.
Loos Director of Corporate Marketing Robert Davis said staff were encouraged to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Efforts were made easier by an on-site vaccination clinic in May.
Loos Director of Manufacturing Jason Kumnick said he is proud the company supports active and retired military. “I come from a military family,” Kumnick said. “You and your volunteers do good work and we’re happy to help,” he told Ruhlemann.
Davis and Kumnick presented Ruhlemann the check Tuesday afternoon. The Danielson Veterans Coffeehouse operates every Tuesday morning at 9 a.m, at the Putnam Elks Lodge 574 at 64 Edmond St.
Loos & Co., headquartered at 16B Mashamoquet Road in Pomfret Center, is the industry leader in the wire and cable industry. More information about Loos is available at www.loosco.com.