Primera’s Mission and Corporate Social Responsibility
Primera’s mission has always been to produce technologically superior products and conduct business affairs with the highest levels of integrity, courtesy, and professionalism. In addition, Primera’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts refer to our commitment as a successful business enterprise to participate and give back to the global community. We recognize that we impact the world in which we live and the people with whom we interact. Our positive and proactive actions through our CSR programs impact not only our employees but also our customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and work.
Primera’s Current Social Projects
Roof Repair Project for Blossom Gardens (Live-In) Child Care Facility in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Blossom Gardens Child Care is a live-in facility for children 0 to 8 years old that have, for many reasons, been separated from their parents. It is located in the hills above Montego Bay, Jamaica. Although government-run, it is chronically under-funded. An NGO organization, Jamaica Relief Ministries, helps with staffing and various other requirements for safely running the childcare programs.
There is a long list of needs at Blossom Gardens, but the most pressing is roof repairs. Every time it rains -- which in Jamaica is often -- there are multiple leaks in the building's roof. A local contractor has offered to fix the roof for $14,000 USD. All funds collected through a GoFundMe page will be used to pay the contractor for his work. Fundraising efforts organized by the employees at Primera Technology, Inc., Plymouth, MN USA (www.primera.com) will also be contributed to the GoFundMe page.
Primera opened an electronics sub-assembly plant in Montego Bay more than 26 years ago. The nearly 90 employees there will also be participating in this and subsequent projects to help out Jamaica's people. Primera will be matching every dollar raised. Those funds will be used for our next project in Jamaica. If we raise more than the $14,000 goal, the additional funds will be put towards other needs at Blossom Gardens. They are always in need of things like children's clothing, shoes, paint, cleaning supplies, healthy foods and so much more.
We hope and pray that we can quickly raise funds to put a new, waterproof roof over the heads of the precious, young children at Blossom Gardens. Thank you in advance for your kind support!
Why Blossom Gardens? Primera's Connection
You may be wondering why Primera’s employees have chosen to sponsor a Jamaica-based child care center that needs a new roof. It’s because the company has a 26-year history of operations in Montego Bay. Initially, the company built a circuit board assembly plant in the Montego Bay Free Zone, located adjacent to the cruise ship terminal. The plant provides critical assemblies that had become difficult to procure in the USA. Since then, operations have expanded to include mechanical sub-assemblies and a call center for customer service and technical support. Employing about 90 people, Primera in Jamaica offers some of the best local career opportunities available. It is exciting for our USA and Jamaica-based employees to work together to fund necessary roof repairs at Blossom Gardens Child Care.
'He will cover you with His feathers, And under His wings, you will find refuge.' ~ Psalm 91:4
Primera and the Environment
Primera strives to be an environmentally responsible provider of state-of-the-art digital printing technology. As such, primer is registered as a WEEE Producer in Europe and cartridge recycling is provided at no charge, throughout the world, for the life of the product. The result is less solid waste with fewer resources consumed. Learn more about our environment Policy at www.primera.com.environment.