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Owatonna Foundation Receives Donation from AmesburyTruth

The Owatonna Foundation recently received a $2000.00 donation from AmesburyTruth. As the leading provider of products in the North American window and door industry, AmesburyTruth has been setting the standard for quality and durability for over a century. Their components have been tested and specifically engineered to enhance the form and function of their customers’ doors and windows. Amesbury began as a manufacturer and supplier of door and window hardware. Through the years, its reputation for product quality and exemplary customer service helped it grow to become what it is today: North America’s leading service provider of products and solutions for the window and door industry. Truth Hardware began in 1914 as a blacksmith shop in Ellendale, Minnesota. In 1955, the company began designing and manufacturing windows and door hardware. Through relentless innovation and commitment to quality, Truth Hardware became the industry’s leading hardware manufacturer, offering well over 100 different products. Truth Hardware and Amesbury merged in 2013. By joining forces, AmesburyTruth became an industry-leading organization offering an extensive product line and considerable global resources.

“We’re so appreciative of this donation from AmesburyTruth. It is this continued community support that keeps the Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life for present and future generations by supporting Owatonna projects that focus on community, arts, recreation, and education a reality for all of us that live in Owatonna.” said Foundation Executive Director, Laura Resler.

Pictured left to right: Foundation Trustee: Jerry Deetz, Amesbury Truth HR staff members: Jennifer Geyer, Tess Heyer, Lindsey Bishman, Marc Pilcher, Anni Yule, Foundation Trustee: Matt Kottke, and Maria Gonzalez of Amesbury Truth.

The Owatonna Foundation, now in its 60th year of serving the Owatonna community, provides “capital” grants in Owatonna and its environs in four areas: Community, Arts, Recreation, and Education projects. The Foundation also provides both traditional and non-traditional scholarships for 2 year colleges and technical schools.

The Foundation was established in 1957 with the goal of improving the quality of life for present and future generations of Owatonna residents. Since then, the Owatonna Foundation has committed more than $11.9 million dollars in grants and scholarships to local organizations and students. For more information about the Owatonna Foundation, please visit our website at:, or call our office at 455-2995.


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