ITW Global Brands and The Lone Star Veterans Association Partner to Host Inaugural Hero & Machine Veteran Story Competition

Global Brands
(ITWGB) and the Lone
Star Veterans Association
are proud to host the inaugural Hero &
Veteran Story Competition for all Houston-area veterans at
the ITWGB Technology Center, 6801 Portwest Drive Ste. 190 on Thursday,
November 17th from 10AM-2PM. Nine car enthusiast veterans
will be selected to receive a free car detailing, a gift basket full of
ITW Global Brands car care products from Rain-X®,
, Blue
, Slick
, NOS® and No
, and a technical demonstration on automotive care,
maintenance, and performance.

“We’re dedicated to helping create a community where service members
returning from the military can make a successful transition to civilian
life by providing veterans, their spouses and families with support
through career transition, life navigation and camaraderie, says Kevin
Doffing, Interim Executive Director, The Lone Star Veterans
Association. “We’re pleased ITWGB is stepping up to help us make our
mission of veteran reintegration successful.”

The Lone Star Veterans Association provides combat veterans, living and
serving in Texas, transition assistance, athletic engagement, family
events, veteran advocacy, mental health support and other positive
resources to ensure that our brothers and sisters in arms are never left

“We’re proud to say that 10% of our ITWGB family has served in the armed
forces. ITWGB values the service of our nation’s veterans and we take
great pride in honoring these brave men and women. The Hero & Machine
event allows us to continue giving back to both the veteran and Houston
communities,” says James Stone, VP/GM ITW Global Brands Car Care.

To enter the contest, Houston-area veterans can submit a 250-word essay
describing their relationship with their car to
Submission entries will close Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 12AM and nine
(9) winners will be chosen by ITW Global Brand veterans. For additional
information on the contest, please visit the Lone
Star Veteran Association Facebook Page

Lone Star Texas Veterans Association is a not-for-profit 501c (3)
organization dedicated to address veteran unemployment, career
transition and development, entrepreneurship, life navigation which
includes: substance abuse, family challenges, homelessness, crime and
suicide by coordinating innovative programs. For more information, visit


For ITW Global Brands
Brad Ginsburg, 646-964-4446