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DSTI Brings Holiday Cheer to Local Families

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - December 22, 2016 - For most, the holiday season is filled with joyful family get-togethers, the smell of freshly baked cookies, and ugly sweaters. But for those undergoing financial hardship, it can be a difficult time.

To help spread holiday cheer to those in need, DSTI organized a November food drive to benefit the North Anoka County Emergency Foodshelf (NACE), resulting in 2,800 pounds of food and clothing donations.

"Our holiday food drive is a great representation of the generosity of DSTI employees," said Patrick Parker, General Manager of DSTI.

The demand is up this year. "We've seen a 77% increase in people seeking crisis help," said NACE Food Shelf Executive Director Annabelle Budde. "Donations from companies like DSTI are instrumental in providing food and clothing for families in our community."

In addition to the food drive, hundreds of less fortunate children will wake up Christmas morning with a new toy under their tree.

In December, leading up to the holidays, DSTI employees volunteered their weekend time and collected nearly 1,400 new toys donated by community members in support of the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots drive.

"This isn't just a holiday tradition for us. Giving back is a fundamental part of our culture and I'm proud to see the continued success of employee-organized community events like this," added Parker.

About NACE The North Anoka County Emergency Foodshelf (NACE) provides food and clothing to families in crisis in North Anoka County, including East Bethel, Ham Lake, Bethel, Cedar, St. Francis, Oak Grove, Linwood and parts of Andover, Stacy and Wyoming. For more information, please visit www.nacefoodshelf.org.

About Toys for Tots Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy gifts for Christmas. The program was founded in 1947 by reservist Major Bill Hendricks. Learn more at www.toysfortots.org.

About DSTI

Dynamic Sealing Technologies, Inc. (DSTI) specializes in the design and manufacturing of application-specific fluid solutions worldwide. DSTI's engineered fluid sealing products transfer hydraulic oil, chemicals, water, air, and a variety of other liquids and gases for rotating applications. The company offers custom integrated solutions to meet the unique design, manufacturing, testing, and qualification requirements of each project. DSTI has a full line of in-stock, standard fluid and electrical products including fluid rotary unions and electrical slip rings designed to meet a wide range of industrial applications.

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