WIX Filters Awards Scholarships And Funding To FFA Chapters

Thursday, 20 June 2002

The No. 1 filter in NASCAR is working hard to also become the No. 1 filter with future farmers across America.

WIX Filters has committed itself to helping the FFA organization raise funds for those students preparing for careers in agriculture. Most recently, it bestowed several awards and scholarships to FFA chapters and its members. WIX awarded four $1,000 scholarships to FFA student members:

- Jeremy Zittrour, Effingham Co High School FFA, Springfield, Ga.
- Mark Hatch, Castleford High School FFA, Castleford, Idaho
- Nathan Hodel, Roanoke Benson High School FFA, Roanoke,Ill.
- William Holloman, Crittenden Co High School FFA, Marion, Ky.

In addition to the student scholarships, WIX offered a box top promotion that ran from January 1 through April 15 and awarded FFA chapters 25 cents for every box top they redeemed. Students collected the box tops from local farmers, truck owners and repair shops as well as from family and friends. In addition, WIX provided bonus awards to several top performers.

WIX awarded a $1,000 bonus to the FFA chapter that had the highest percentage of increase over last year's redemption:

- Laurel Concord FFA, Laurel, Neb.

WIX also provided four $1,000 bonuses to the FFA chapters that redeemed the most box tops per member:

- Laurel Concord FFA, Laurel, Neb.
- Shelby FFA, Shelby, Mont.
- Rearden FFA, Rearden, Wash.
- Palouse FFA, Palouse, Wash.

FFA chapters interested in planning a box top promotion can call 1-800-NEED-WIX or visit wixfilters.com for the names of local WIX Filters Distributors that participate in the program. These stores can also assist the FFA chapters in coordinating promotional activities based on the program.

Since 1939, Wix has been an innovator in filtration products. Wix designs, manufactures and distributes products for automotive, diesel, agricultural, industrial and specialty filter markets. Its product line includes oil, air, cabin interior, fuel, coolant, transmission and hydraulic filters for automobiles, trucks and off-road equipment. WIX is the # 1 filter in NASCAR and the only filter Officially Licensed by NASCAR. Wix Filtration Products is part of Dana Corporation's Automotive Aftermarket Group, one of the world's largest independent suppliers to vehicle manufacturers and their related aftermarkets. WIX Filter's Internet address is www.wixfilters.com.

Dana Corporation is one of the world's largest suppliers of components, modules, and complete systems to global vehicle manufacturers and their related aftermarkets. Founded in 1904 and based in Toledo, Ohio, the company operates some 300 major facilities in 34 countries and employs nearly 70,000 people. The company reported sales of $10.3 billion in 2001. Dana's Internet address is www.dana.com.