Introducing Caster Cares
August 27, 2019
From our very beginning, Caster Concepts has always sought to be a good corporate neighbor. The City of Albion is where we are from; it’s where our employees live and raise their families and it’s because of those employees and this City that we grew into the company we are today.
Dick Dobbins, our founder, emphasized the importance of adding value to the surrounding community. Dick was actively involved in creating opportunities for those who live in the communities that surround Albion, Michigan.
Under the leadership of Dr. Bill Dobbins, Dick’s son and our current president, Caster Concepts is playing an even greater role in the Albion community. A life-long resident of Albion and a graduate of Albion College, Bill is dedicated to giving back to the community in which he grew up, ran a medical practice for 25 years and now runs one of its largest employers.
With that in mind, today we are announcing Caster Cares™, under which all of our community activities will now be run. We already have several initiatives in the area of education, community development and civic engagement. They are:
- We’re supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education through the Albion Innovation Hub, a space for high school robotics teams from throughout the region to design, build and test robots.
- We’re helping Albion’s business community grow with a variety of programs and services, including marketing support for small businesses through its own marketing department.
- We’re giving back to the people and City of Albion through participation in food drives, toy drives, and other civic activities.
The City of Albion has been down, but it’s never been out. As heavy industry and manufacturing left the region, shops in our downtown closed and people left. But over the past few years, many civic organizations and companies like ours have worked hard to bring Albion back. The results are already showing – a new hotel, a re-opened theater, new business and restaurants and new people making Albion their home.
We believe Albion’s best days are ahead of it, and we’ll be working hard to ensure that Albion grows into the thriving metropolis we know it will be.