“This Austin based non-profit is changing lives across the globe with three wheels at a time and giving others a second chance at life with pride, comfort and productivity.”
Excerpt from The History of PET Austin:
In 2012 John Bosch, Jr., founder and principal of the TyRex Group, Ltd., a family of technology and contract manufacturing companies launched in Austin over 19 years ago, reached out to PET Austin president John Rudd to discuss a partnership. The timing couldn’t have been better. Bosch had recently launched an intercompany bonding campaign called “2 Groups, 1 Family” within the iRex cable assembly and board design division, and believed that a community service project such as assembling PETs would provide the employees with a tangible experience in both volunteerism and team cooperation. Details were discussed, a plan was put into place and TyRex agreed to an initial goal of assembling 10 PETs per month.
Today, the partnership between PET Austin and TyRex is strong and continues to grow stronger. Sponsored by iRex’s “2 Groups, 1 Family” campaign, PET Austin has its own dedicated assembly and warehouse space, under the TyRex roof, where PETs are assembled and packed by TyRex business family volunteers. TyRex employees have also found other ways to help out, from finding vendors and cutting material costs to assisting with PET Austin’s marketing efforts.