LBX Company, a manufacturer of hydraulic excavators and scrap material handlers based in Lexington, Kentucky, has raised $51,000 in support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Life is Why We Give February campaign. LBX made a commitment to donate $500 for every Link-Belt excavator, forestry machine or material handler retailed in February in North America.
This is the third year LBX has participated as a national supporter of the campaign. LBX previously raised $48,500 and $47,500 for the campaign in 2017 and 2018.
“LBX is proud to continue our involvement with the American Heart Association. We thank our dealers and employees for a great month of results that couldn’t have happened without their support,” LBX Company President and CEO Eric Sauvage says. “With their help, we sold 102 machines in February.”
Sauvage is a longtime volunteer and board member with the Central Kentucky American Heart Association in Lexington. Sauvage has been a board member since 2012 and has served as the chapter’s Heart Walk chairman since 2017.
“As business leaders in our community, we can work together to help our employees and customers live longer, fuller and healthier lives,” Sauvage says. “Together, we can make an impact.”
LBX is also a supporter of the Central Kentucky Heart Walk in May.
“They join many companies across the nation who have chosen to make an extraordinary impact in the fight against heart disease and stroke by participating in this campaign,” says Joey Maggard, executive director for the Lexington Division of the American Heart Association. “We are deeply grateful for their ongoing support.”