With approximately 200 employees, Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Powerboats of Fort Myers, Fla., is intrinsically linked to the local community. But as previously reported on speedonthewater.com, the high-performance center console, catamaran and V-bottom sportboat builder’s impact in Fort Myers and nearby Cape Coral extends beyond providing employment. Driven by its employees, the company’s charitable initiatives, from mask production, purchase and donation to food collection and distribution spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, are ongoing.
Children at heart, Nor-Tech’s (from left) Henrik Margård, Geoff Tomlinson and Kevin Lane enjoyed some of the toys and needed goods needed for its local Salvation Army Christmas Tree Angels program.
In the most recent example, Nor-Tech pulled more than 40 “Christmas Tree Angels” from the local Salvation Army organization. Each “angel” has the name of a child, as well as what the child wants or needs this holiday season. Nor-Tech employees quickly stepped up to gather all 40-plus gifts. No outside assistance was needed from the boat company’s dealers or employees.
“As an owner it makes you feel good knowing that your employees and their families recognize what you’re trying to do and want to contribute” said Trond Schou, Nor-Tech’s founder and co-owner. “Once again, we’re hoping that we can provide some joy and happiness to local families that have had a tough year”
According to dealer manager Geoff Tomlinson, the company is working on a 2021 charitable calendar, with something on the schedule each month. The calendar will be released in the near future, Tomlinson said.