Corporate Social Responsibility

UTRS Employee Molds Statue

At a ceremony held July 24 in Willow Grove, Pa., UTRS's Tom Barr unveiled the bronze bust he sculpted and cast to honor the U.S. military with the help of Matthew Wilson, a 2010 high school graduate from Upper Moreland, Pa. Matt sought Tom's help for his graduation project; the sculpture was made to honor both active duty and veteran members of our military.

Tom and Matt were surrounded by family, friends, and coworkers. A representative from Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz's office spoke and presented Upper Moreland Township with a flag that had flown over the Capitol. State Senator Tom Murt was also present.

General Beck of the Pennsylvania National Guard congratulated Tom for his vision and patriotism, and presented both Tom and Matt with challenge coins. UTRS COO Marc Snyderman said, "It was amazing to see a UTRS employee represent our company with such poise. His work speaks for itself. Tom is truly the embodiment of Imagine. Achieve."

Tom has already thought of his next project: a statue to be placed at Picatinny Arsenal next year. The Arsenal has dedicated an area where trees are planted for each fallen soldier from N.J., and this is where the statue will be placed. Steve Luckowski, head of the ARDEC prototype shop, expressed his pride over Tom's work, as well as gratitude to UTRS for helping to make this happen.