Run Albion 5K series promotes health and wellness, breathes life into downtown

- Battle Creek Enquirer

ALBION — A series of 5K races in Albion aims to be as much about the city’s revitalization as it is health and wellness.

Run Albion, created by Albion-based manufacturer Caster Concepts, encompasses three 5K races and a competitive one-mile run through the city. But it also serves as a way to give back.

Registration fees go to local nonprofit organizations that volunteer at each race. Each organization receives..

Run Albion kicks off its sixth season on April 28th, marking its biggest year yet for local nonprofits and the community

April 17, 2023 - CISION PRWeb

Run Albion 2023 kicks off with Run the Rock on Thursday, April 28, marking the sixth year for the town’s flagship event that has grown as the community has prospered.

Decidedly the most hometown of Run Albion’s four races, Run the Rock takes runners, walkers, parents pushing strollers and dog owners through the heart of Albion College and past its famous painted rock that dates back to the graduating class of 1899.

Caster Concepts Gives Back Through Caster Cares

January 20, 2023 - MHEDA - Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association

Caster Cares was born because the Caster Concepts company was already so proactive about helping the community of Albion, Michigan. They thought it only made sense to put a name to their efforts, invite volunteers and employees to join, and make an even more significant difference. Years after its conception, Caster Cares has made a world of difference to many people.

Recently, the Michigan Public Service Commission named Caster Concepts Inc. a recipient of the 2022 Corporate Impact Award. A few of their many efforts include launching Innovate Albion, a tech nonprofit that educates local kids and teenagers about STEM topics and robotics…

Caster Concepts’ ‘conscious capitalism’ philosophy pays dividends for hometown

July 18, 2021 - MiBiz (Michigan Business News and Information for Western Michigan)

Manufacturer Caster Concepts Inc. has adopted a relatively non-traditional approach to engaging with the local community.

The unconventional approach started 17 years ago when Albion-based Caster Concepts, which manufactures industrial strength casters for a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace and manufacturing, “had a crazy idea” to launch a summer concert series, said Caroline Hurteau, the company’s community liaison.

Caster Concepts Hoping to Make a Difference

May 17, 2021 - MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association)

Caster Concepts Inc., is a household name in Albion, Michigan. Thirty-five years ago Bill Dobbins set out to deliver quality products and outstanding service to every customer. Not only has Caster Concepts become a leader in industrial caster and wheel solutions, but it has also become a leader in the community…

The Big Albion Plan is getting closer to becoming a reality

January 27, 2020 - N/A

“We’ve been on a journey now for five or six years working on the downtown,” said Dr. Bill Dobbins, owner of A.C.E. Investment Properties. “We aren’t across the finish line but…I think I can see the finish line.”

With the help of the city, The Albion Economic Corporation, Albion Reinvestment Corporation, and A.C.E. Investment Properties are increasingly confident they’ll be able to secure the necessary funding to make downtown revitalization a reality.

Caster Concepts Inc. Expands Its Commitment To Civic Engagement and Service

September 16, 2019 - By Api Podder

Fulfilling its core value of community service and commitment to corporate social responsibility, Caster Concepts, Inc. (CCI) of Albion, MI today launched Caster Cares™, the company’s philanthropic arm to better support and coordinate all of CCI’s current and future community service activities.

Caster Concepts Nurtures Home-Grown Talent in Local Robotics Students

July 17, 2019 - MLive Jackson

ALBION, MI – In an effort to improve the retention of engineers, Caster Concepts has launched a new effort to recruit home-grown talent. That’s why most of the company’s interns are Concord High School students. Three current students and two graduates are working as paid interns this summer at Caster Concepts which specializes in the design, manufacture and implementation of industrial casters…

Memories and milestones: A recap of Albion’s progress in 2018

January 5, 2019 - Marshall Advisor & Chronicle

2018 was a year of continued forward progress in the community of Albion. In places where many others might give up, critical members of the Albion community continue to give back. New businesses have opened, community members have come together to celebrate successes, and confidence continues to build about the bright future of this town…