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Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc. Receives Award for Compassion

Westerville —Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc. of Westerville has been honored by The Compassionate Friends as a recipient of the Compassionate Employer Recognition award.

The Compassionate Friends is the world’s largest self-help organization providing support and friendship to families that have experienced the death of a child. For the year 2005, 31 organizations and companies across the country are receiving the Compassionate Employer Recognition award for going above and beyond the normal policies of most employers in providing support to and employee after the death of a child.

Lake Shore was nominated by employee Betsey Krause, whose husband John is also a long time employee of the company. Betsey and John’s 16-year old daughter Sarah died unexpectedly in September.

The criteria for Compassionate Employer Recognition include employer policies that reflect a compassionate attitude toward bereaved parents and siblings, personal support extended by management, caring attitudes demonstrated by employer’s entire workforce, and flexibility in work assignments and evaluation of job performance during the stress and personal pain associated with the death of a child.

“For most newly bereaved parents, grief is not limited to their homes. It accompanies them to their workplaces, their churches, and their communities,” said TCF Board President Patrick Malone. “How those places respond has a major impact on how well and how quickly bereaved parents are able to manage their grief. Employers play an important role in the positive resolution of grief, and it is gratifying to see these examples in both the public and private sector responding with compassion and understanding.”

The Compassionate Friends is an international support organization with nearly 600 chapters in the United States, as well as chapters in an estimated 29 countries around the world. To contact The Compassionate Friends, call toll-free 877-969-0010 or visit The Compassionate Friends’ website at www.compassionatefriends.org.

Founded in 1967, Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc. is a leading developer of high performance tools for the characterization of materials in temperature and magnetic environments. Lake Shore serves a worldwide network of customers, including academia and national laboratories, aerospace and other industries, as well as many of the premier companies around the world. Lake Shore physicists, material scientists, and engineers continue to dedicate themselves to the development of tomorrow’s technology today.