May 9, 2016

Fenner Drives Honored with The Arc of Lancaster County’s
Opportunity Award

Lancaster, PA, May 9, 2016 – Fenner Drives is honored to be presented with the Opportunity Award from The Arc of Lancaster County. The award recognizes a person or business that makes an extraordinary effort to help people with disabilities achieve greater independence. One critical component to independence is the ability to find and keep employment. Fenner Drives addressed this component by partnering with the York District Office of Vocational Rehabilitation to be the first company within York’s district office to offer Manheim Central School District Students work based learning opportunities. The Arc of Lancaster was instrumental in connecting the two to develop the program.

“We are thrilled to be honored with this award from The Arc of Lancaster County,” said Kara Donatucci Pham, Vice President of Human Resources for Fenner Drives. “Our entire organization has benefitted tremendously from the program we introduced this year with students from Manheim Central. Not only are we able to get additional work completed, but our staff is able to walk away with an immense sense of pride that they are helping these kids prepare for independence as they grow into adulthood. We look forward to continuing to work with The Arc of Lancaster County to enrich the lives of those in our community.”

Contact Information: April Hoelscher, Fenner Drives, 717-664-8604,

Fenner Drives Opportunity Award


About Fenner Drives

Fenner Drives designs, manufactures and sells an extensive range of customized solutions for power transmission, motion transfer, and conveying applications. With more than 200 employees and ISO 9001 certified production facilities in Manheim, Pa. and Wilmington, N.C., the company deploys broad manufacturing, technical and commercial expertise. Fenner Drives customers reflect a balance between OEM’s, users and distributors that provides resiliency throughout the economic cycle. The company is a division of Fenner PLC, a world leader in reinforced polymer technology with more than 5,500 employees worldwide. For nearly 100 years Fenner Drives, Inc., has been dedicated to being part of the community – providing employment opportunities and a safe, friendly environment for our neighbors.

About The Arc of Lancaster County

Founded in 1962 by a group of parents seeking services for their children with disabilities, The Arc of Lancaster supports individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and their families. We are recognized as a leader of advocacy and community education services in both Lancaster County and Pennsylvania.

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