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aHotSpringSpas dealership inSwitzerland, won the onemillionth spa – an ‘Aria’model – with a final bid of $17,200. As planned,WatkinsManufacturing


matched thewinning bid, providing a total do- nation amount $34,400 to support the families of fallen firefighters across theUnitedStates. “This generous gift fromWatkinsManu-


facturingwill help support theFoundation’s mission to provide services and assistance to the families of firefighterswho died in the line of duty,” saidRonald J.Siarnicki, executive dir- ector of theNationalFallenFirefighters Foundation. “We recently honored 89 fallen firefighters,


including four first responders fromCalifornia, at theNationalFallenFirefightersMemorial, andwe appreciateWatkinsManufacturing’s commitment to our efforts.” SteveHammock, president ofWatkinsMan-


ufacturing, said, “Wewould like to extend a special thank you toHewooAGand to all the dealers nationally andworldwidewho rallied to the call and participated in the auction—we sincerely appreciate such generous support, We look forward to partneringwith our retail- ers in the future to continue the goodwork of donating to strong causes like theNational FallenFirefightersFoundation.” “In commemorating thismanufacturing


milestone in the spa industry comeswith a sin- cerewish to thank the peoplewho havemade Watkins a long-termsuccess story,” saidHam- mock, “It is the passion of our employees, along with the dedication of our loyal retailers, that ultimately creates our ongoing value -- and for thiswe sincerely thank themall.” The company has an average employee


tenure that exceeds 10 years. In addition, Watkins has a long tradition and strong cul- ture of corporate responsibility and community giving to charities such as theBoys andGirls Clubs ofVista andChildren’sHospital. WatkinsManufacturingwas established in


1977, inVista,Calif.They are theworld’s largestmanufacturer of hot tubs, including HotSpring®Spas,Limelight®HotTubs, HotSpot®Spas andCaldera®Spas.The WatkinsDealer network extends into all 50 states and over 60 countries.The company manufacturers two successful brands;Hot SpringSpas,manufactured inVista; and CalderaSpas,manufactured inMexico. Watkins is a division ofMascoCorporation, a Fortune 500 companywhose products include Delta®Faucets,KraftMaid®Cabinets, and Behr® paint.


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