National Instruments Helps PET-AustinJoel Coffman
Members of the National Instruments team (Dave Colyar & Jerry Netek) stopped by the TyRex facility on Wednesday, May 25 and volunteered time to work with some of the iRex staff to help our community by building Personal Energy Transportation (PET) vehicles for local nonprofit PET-Austin. These three-wheeled, off-road wheelchairs operated by hand power are delivered at no cost to people in developing countries who have lost the use of their legs due to birth defects, polio, diabetes, spinal cord injuries, land mines or war.
PET-Austin exists to improve the lives of individuals suffering from a lack of mobility around the world. By partnering with the TyRex Technology Family, PET-Austin has been able to increase their ability to serve these underprivileged communities, and offer not just mobility, but entrepreneurship to people across the globe. Additionally, through this partnership, TyRex is able to support PET-Austin with construction of additional units as well as providing storage until shipment. PET-Austin provides the equipment, while TyRex works to bring costs of procurement down, offers access to shipping vendors, and provides a network to improve efficiency for the entire PET operation. TyRex’s assistance is also comprised of employees volunteering before and after work to build these wonderful units.
If your company would like to get involved, like National Instruments did, by arranging a corporate teambuilding event to assist in building PETs, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us in helping PET-Austin provide the Gift of Mobility to those in need.