Thanks to Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats, police officers in Cape Coral, Fla., didn’t have to fend for themselves for lunch or dinner yesterday. That’s because the Fort Myers, Fla.-based company, which also has a facility in nearby Cape Coral, sent feasts from Mission Barbecue to the department’s headquarters.
“We had two sessions catered for them, an afternoon session and an evening session,” said Henrik Margård, Nor-Tech’s chief operating officer. “We fed about 100 officers.”
On-water rescuers in Arendal, Norway, received a healthy donation this month thanks to Southwest Florida-based Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats.
The catered lunch/dinner for the Cape Coral Police Department is the latest example of the company’s 30th anniversary “year of giving back”—and it isn’t limited to domestic causes. Earlier this month, the company donated $2,000 to the Coast Guard equivalent in Arendal, Norway.
That fundraising effort came though a year-late birthday bash for Nor-Tech co-founder, Trond Schou, who turned 60 years old in 2020. The original plan was for Schou and his wife, Marie, to meet up with friends in Las Vegas last summer, but COVID-19 put that celebration on hold.
Born and raised in Norway, Schou currently is at his family’s summer home in Grimstad—about 15 minutes from Arendal—where he recently celebrated his birthday. His wife, Marie, organized a party and asked guests to donate funds for the on-water first-responders in Arendal rather than bringing gifts.
“Thanks to the generosity of the party guests, Trond was able to hand them a $2,000 check,” said Margård. “Nor-Tech’s charitable reach is truly international.”
The company’s giving year is far from finished, at least on the domestic front.
Earlier this week, Nor-Tech fed members of the Cape Coral police force.
“Now we have to work though the Cape Coral Fire Department and the rest of our local first-responders,” Margård said, then laughed.