United States of America Colorado Heart Gallery PR

Feb. 11, 2009
United States of America

ARVADA, Colo., Feb. 12, 2009 – The State of Colorado has recognized Sundyne Corp., a Hamilton Sundstrand Industrial business, for its generous support of the Heart Gallery program to place children in adoptive homes. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The Heart Gallery is supported by professional photographers who create and donate portraits of children looking to be placed in permanent homes with forever families. The Colorado Department of Human Services began the state program in 2006 to bring awareness to the public of hard–to-place children. Sundyne sponsored the reception at the Denver History Museum for the 27 professional photographers who volunteered to take 61 children’s portraits last year.

“This is the first time that a corporation has ever approached us to sponsor the Heart Gallery in Colorado,” said Laurel Moore, Colorado foster care and adoption retention and recruitment specialist. “Over the past year, 31 of the Colorado Heart Gallery children were placed in adoptive homes,” she said. “At Sundyne, we believe in investing in families to make the world a better place,” said Ingrid Russell, Sundyne's corporate Finance director.

“We sponsor family-oriented organizations like the Heart Gallery in order to live the corporate value of caring about the world in which we live,” said Marie Weiss-Rich, Sundyne's worldwide Human Resources director.

The Heart Gallery was started in New Mexico in 2001. Since its inception 42 states have adopted the program. Last year 61 children were featured in portraits on display in the rotunda of the Colorado Capitol building and in Denver International Airport. Sundyne sponsored the promotion and celebration of the Colorado photographers who captured the stirring images of children who are looking for permanent homes.

If you would like more information on adopting children in Colorado please contact Laurel Moore at the Colorado Department of Human Services, phone number 303-866-4306.

About Sundyne Corp.
Headquartered in Arvada, Colo., Sundyne Corp. designs and manufactures a family of highly reliable gear-driven API process pumps, environmentally-friendly magnetic drive sealless pumps, sanitary pumps, high-speed compressors, and electromagnetic motors and generators that fill a wide range of applications throughout the hydrocarbon processing, power generation, food, and chemical processing, transportation, and aerospace industries. There are more than 1,100 employees working in Sundyne facilities around the world including the US, England, Germany, France, Spain and Japan.