WIX Filters celebrates 75th anniversary

WIX Filters celebrates 75th anniversary

WIX Filters celebrated its 75th anniversary with a Founder’s Day event highlighted by a $7,500 donation to Gaston County Schools as a kick-off to the system’s annual school supply drive.

The event also included proclamations from federal, state and local officials recognizing WIX’s spirit of innovation and rich tradition of excellence, a luncheon for WIX’s community partners and employees, and a visit by Richard Petty’s classic 1972 STP Show Car.

“This is a momentous day and milestone in WIX’s remarkable history,” said Keith Wilson, Affinia Group president and CEO. “For the past 75 years, this business has fostered a tradition of growth, innovation and excellence. WIX’s legacy runs in the blood of families around Gaston County—and beyond. Our rich heritage and powerful spirit will continue to flourish for years to come.”

WIX timed its donation to Gaston County Schools to coincide with start of the new school year on Aug. 25.

“We are honored to celebrate WIX’s Founder’s Day and accept this donation for Gaston County Schools,” said Jeffrey Booker, superintendent of Gaston County Schools. “As the ninth largest school district in North Carolina with 56 neighborhood schools, these funds will help prepare our students for the upcoming school year. We thank WIX for its continued support of education in Gaston County.”

Those in attendance at the Founder’s Day celebration included Mike Fenley, field representative for U.S. Senator Richard Burr; Travis Manigan, Charlotte regional liaison for U.S. Senator Kay Hagan; Uconda Dunn, economic developer, North Carolina Department of Commerce; Gastonia Mayor John Bridgeman; Gaston County Commission Chairman Tracy Philbeck; and Gaston Regional Chamber Board Chairman Rick Houser.

 

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