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Army Sergeant Justin Bond To Speak At The B-K Lighting 12th Annual 911 Memorial Ceremony
September 9, 2013

BK Lighting, TEKA Illumination, Star Finishes, Blue Dolphin Design and Engineering and Etendue will pay respect to the fallen, the survivors and the men and women in uniform on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
 
For the past twelve years, B-K Lighting + TEKA Illumination, Star Finishes and Blue Dolphin Engineering have held an annual ceremony honoring the brave men and women who performed selfless acts of heroism on that terrible day in 2001 when the United States was attacked by terrorists
 
As proud employees and citizens of our country, we will remember those lives that were tragically impacted on September 11th. A memorial service will be held at our manufacturing facility at 40429 Brickyard Drive in Madera, California at 9:00 AM on Wednesday September 11, 2013. We invite you to join us to give tribute to those who lived, died and sacrificed on that grievous day. A short presentation will be conducted in our break room for neighboring tenants, employees, family and friends.
 
This year’s honored guest is Retired Army Sgt. Justin Bond, a resident of Hanford, California. Bond, a Purple Heart recipient, lost his left leg due to an AK-47 round that had passed through the center of both knees during the Battle of Fallujah in 2004. He has undergone some 34 surgeries since his combat wounding.
 
Mr. Bond founded “Our Heroes Dreams”, a non-profit organization that assists veterans in achieving a dream much like Make a Wish Foundation, helping vets reboot their life mission following military service. Justin and his wife Laurel have helped to send thousands of books and games to active duty personnel overseas and actively volunteers with “Segs4Vets”, a mobility organization that provides Segways and training in their use for wounded veterans. Justin completed a 2956 mile cross-country trip on a Segway to raise money and awareness of the program in 2012.
 
Justin was a recipient of a wheelchair friendly residence from “Homes for our Troops”. In response to being provided with a “home we can use,” Justin has vowed to “pay it forward.”
 
“Let us never forget the sacrifice made to protect and save the innocent victims during that tragic event. We must always be aware and grateful to the brave men and women who dedicate their lives and performed courageous acts of heroism. We should always be mindful of our good fortune to live in the greatest country in all of history; where liberty and justice is the core of our beliefs. We must never take for granted the men and women in uniform – as they stand ready to risk their lives to protect the rest of us,” said Douglas W. Hagen, Founder and CEO.
 
Please join us as we remember the fallen, the fallen heroes, the survivors and brave men and women in uniform.
 
ABOUT B-K LIGHTING

 
Since 1984, B-K Lighting has provided the highest quality, most innovative and fairly priced outdoor architectural lighting fixtures available in the industry. B-K Lighting manufactures path lights, sign lights, area lights, flood lights, recessed building mounted and in-grade lighting fixtures. Our custom lighting designs and solid-state lighting products are installed in high-end residential, corporate office and landmark applications around the world.
 
ABOUT TEKA ILLUMINATION
 
Since 1993, TEKA Illumination has manufactured sustainable indoor and outdoor luminaires. All TEKA Illumination lighting products are manufactured from copper, brass and bronze - three of the oldest natural and man-made materials. These materials are extremely resistant to environmental corrosion and physical abuse attributing to their sustainability. Enduring metals. Elemental designs. New technologies. These are the inspirations for TEKA Illumination landscape lighting and indoor lighting products.
 
QUALITY, SERVICE, INNOVATION, and VALUE all add up to make B-K Lighting and TEKA Illumination the number one choices in outdoor architectural lighting. B-K Lighting has a long history of supporting ‘green’ manufacturing. As members of the USGBC (United States Green Building Council) and IDA (International Dark Sky Association) they have led their industry in providing earth-friendly designs and manufacturing concepts.
 
For more information about B-K Lighting and TEKA Illumination, visit our websites at www.bklighting.com and www.tekaillumination.com. Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST at 559-438-5800 or FAX at 559-438-5900. Located at 40429 Brickyard Drive, Madera, CA 93636
 
ABOUT STAR FINISHES
 
Star Finishes was founded in 2000 and provides “Class A” powder coating, environmentally friendly conversion coating, blast and chemical cleaning and stripping services with complete specification document control and quality assurance. Star Finishes utilizes STARGUARD® an environmentally safe, hazard free, non-toxic aluminum conversion process that is completely compliant with the American Society for Testing and Materials’ specifications for non-hexavalent chromium conversion coatings. This ecologically safe process cleans and conditions substrates providing a sound base for high quality finishing with tenacious adhesion and long term corrosive resistance. At Star Finishes, “We finish what you start!”
 
For more information about Star Finishes, visit our web site at www.starfinishes.com or call us, Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm PST at (559) 261-1076 or fax (559) 261-1064. Located at 40429 Brickyard Drive, Madera, CA 93636.
 
ABOUT BLUE DOLPHIN DESIGN AND ENGINEERING
 
Mechanical Engineer Mark Jackson created Blue Dolphin Design and Engineering back in 1999 to offer his years of engineering expertise to businesses in need of prototyping services and problem-resolution. Blue Dolphin Design and Engineering team works on a larger scale with clients worldwide. Since its inception, Blue Dolphin Design and Engineering has grown to include a state of the art machine shop, prototyping, design, and laboratory testing. Recently Blue Dolphin Design and Engineering has acquired the only 3D Printer in the San Joaquin Valley. Our clients consist of Manufacturers, Small and Large Business Owners, Product Developers, Inventors and Entrepreneurs. Helping the community reach their goals and making dreams become reality is our goal.
 
For more information about Blue Dolphin Design and Engineering, visit our web site at www.bluedolphinengineering.com.or call us, Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm PST at
(559) 222-4111or fax (559) 438-5900. Located at 40429 Brickyard Drive, Madera, CA 93636.
 
ABOUT ETENDUE CAFÉ
 
Etendue Café was created to provide the employees of B-K Lighting + TEKA Illumination, Star Finishes and Blue Dolphin Design and Engineering a local restaurant on site that would reduce carbon emissions associated with commutes to and from the greater Fresno metro area by company employees during meal periods. This reduction of pollutants is integral as part of the GreenSource Initiative™ which aims to reduce waste wherever possible. Etendue Café serves breakfast, lunch, gourmet coffees, smoothies and more. The café is open to the public.
 
For more information about Etendue Cafe, visit our web site at www.etendue-cafe.com or call us, Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm PST at (559) 447-6970. Located at 40429 Brickyard Drive, Madera, CA 93636.
 

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