As a Nebraska company, we understand “community” in a way that some of our larger competitors may not. That’s why we encourage our employees to participate on civic or community boards and committees and to volunteer as mentors or coaches … and why we have a community service time-off policy.

It’s also why John and Nancy McCoy, owners of Orthman, pledged $2 million to the $4.5 million capital campaign for the new YMCA facility at the Lexington Middle School. In addition to an indoor swimming pool, the facility contains a large gymnasium and a suspended indoor walking track.

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"It is a rare occasion when you get an opportunity to have such an impact on a community," said McCoy. "This community and region are the life blood of our businesses, and the health and well-being of the region are critical to our success. In support of Orthman’s health and well-being initiative, we currently provide all of our employees with family membership to fitness centers, whether at the YMCA or their local community centers."

"Giving back to a community that has done so much for us is simply the right thing to do,” McCoy said. “We are very blessed to be a part of this community and certainly blessed in our businesses. We are just doing our part."