Despite Japan earthquake, ‘Topcon’s operation never stops’
Ray O’Connor, TPS president and CEO, said, “’How can I help?’ is a question we hear daily from our employees. In times of crisis, the human spirit shines through and today is no different.
“The Topcon family is committed to helping the people in Japan. In a show of support, Topcon America and its subsidiaries have made plans for employees to assist in this effort.”
The employees of TPS and Sokkia are joining other Topcon America employees in a company-wide donation system where they can contribute directly by check, or by payroll deduction over several weeks. The company will make additional donations to the program to match the total value donated by the employees.
O’Connor said, “The TPS family is relieved and thankful there were no casualties to Topcon employees. There was no major damage to any Topcon facilities, including the Topcon Corporation headquarters in Tokyo.”
In addition to our employees, he said, “we are receiving offers of assistance from dealers, vendors, customers and stakeholders in Topcon. It is indeed gratifying to see members of the Topcon family respond with this degree of support.”
Concerning the Japan disaster, O’Connor also said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with all Topcon employees and families in Japan, as well as the entire nation.” He said it was an inspiration to see a nation working together to overcome such hardship; it is a difficult time but a very proud time to be Japanese.
“The Japanese people are showing the world great dignity and strength. We all have a lot to learn from their example.”
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