What began in February 2012 with an inspirational speech at Mahindra USA’s national dealer meeting, is now an uplifting home dedication for combat veteran Shaun Meadows and his family. In an early Memorial Day celebration, Mahindra USA and Operation Finally Home hand Meadows the keys to a new home in Lynville, TN. A short four months ago, Mahindra USA, the number one selling tractor brand in the world based on volume, pledged to donate two dollars for every Mahindra product sold to Operation Finally Home, a non-profit organization that provides custom-made mortgage-free homes to wounded and disabled veterans and the widows of the fallen.
Meadows purchased a Mahindra tractor, based on his research, to clear his land and build a family home. With the involvement of Mahindra USA, Operation Finally Home, and many others he didn’t have to build the home on his own. This home dedication is special to Mahindra USA because of the unique connection they have with Shaun Meadows. The tractor giant has included retired soldier and Mahindra tractor-owner Shaun Meadows in one of its new television spots, highlighting the unprecedented 98% customer satisfaction with the brand. His print ad is shown below and to see Shaun’s television commercial, follow this link: Mahindra USA/Shaun Meadows Testimonial
“Mahindra USA is a great corporate partner for our organization,” said Daniel Vargas, Executive Director of Operation Finally Home. “Our mission to help returning heroes more easily face life back home becomes reality with the generosity of individuals and companies like Mahindra. Since speaking at the Mahindra USA national dealer meeting at the beginning of this year we have come to know that this is a company that truly lives its Rise corporate philosophy which includes giving back to the community.”
“Operation Finally Home and Mahindra USA share a common bond in both philosophy and respect for our nation’s heroes such as Shaun Meadows,” said Cleo Franklin, Vice-President, Marketing and Strategic Planning. “Having Shaun as a loyal customer is an honor but, more importantly, Mahindra is privileged to be a part of the Operation Finally Home team involved in building this new home for the Meadows family. Mahindra’s guiding philosophy is Accepting No Limits, Alternative Thinking and Driving Positive Change to enable people to Rise – I can think of no better example of this than Shaun.”
The Meadows’s home is also made possible by generous donations from country music stars Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson. The home will be dedicated in memory of Pamela Page, the late wife of United States Air Force Chief Master Sergeant (retired), Stephen Page. Chief Page nominated Meadows to receive the home. The home dedication ceremony began with Meadows sky diving on to his property with Chief Page and the Fastrax Professional Skydiving team. Also on hand for the dedication was Tennessee State Representative Eddie Bass.
Mahindra USA, in partnership with the more than 600 Mahindra Tractor dealers, partners and staff, raised more than $100,000 for Operation Finally Home when it announced its support for Operation Finally Home in February 2012, at its national dealers meeting. Following an emotional presentation by Operation Finally Home Executive Director Daniel Vargas TSgt, USAF (retired) and Lieutenant General Rick Lynch, former Commanding General III Armored Corps at Fort Hood, Mahindra dealer regions demonstrated the true Mahindra culture of ‘Rise’ by spontaneously making group pledges.
Mahindra became the #1 selling tractor brand in the world in 2010 by providing consumers with value-packed, high-quality tractors. Mahindra is the only tractor manufacturer in the world to win both the Deming Application Prize and the coveted Japan Quality Medal for excellence in Total Quality Management, awarded by the Deming Prize Committee care of the Union of Japanese Scientists.
About Operation Finally Home
Operation Finally Home is an award winning program created by Bay Area Builders Association support our troops. Operation Finally Home was established in 2005 as a non-partisan/non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Operation Finally Home’s mission is to provide custom made mortgage free homes to wounded and disabled veterans and the widows of the fallen in an effort to get their lives back on track and become productive members of their communities. Operation Finally Home partners with corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, developers, individual contributors, and volunteers to help severely wounded heroes and their families transition from the battlefront to the home front and help them succeed in their challenging new world so they may ultimately enjoy a productive and rewarding life.
Mahindra USA (MUSA) is part of the US $ 14.4 billion Mahindra Group’s Automotive and Farm Sector – the #1 selling tractor company in the world, based on volumes and the only tractor manufacturer in the world to win the industry’s top two quality awards – the Deming Application Prize and the Japan Quality Medal, care of Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers.
Houston, Texas based Mahindra USA (MUSA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and began selling tractors in the USA in 1994. MUSA has since grown rapidly due to high customer satisfaction levels and strong customer referrals. Mahindra USA has three distribution points in the USA to help meet the needs of its customers and the growing demand for its products.
Mahindra’s professional-grade tractors range from 22 HP – 83HP – and include the revolutionary new Max series tractors. The Mahindra Max 22 and Max 25 are the first real tractors in the sub-compact market and feature true tractor performance and capabilities. The Mahindra Max 22 and Max 25 are joined by the industry’s first mid-compact tractor, the Mahindra Max 28 XL, which has compact tractor performance and versatility in a near compact tractor size. All Mahindra Tractors are built with heavy-duty components that allow them to outperform other tractors in their class and are designed to provide consumers with the ability to push more, pull more and lift more, so they can do more, in less time. To learn more about Mahindra USA’s Farm Equipment Sector, please visit www.mahindra.com. Connect with us on www.facebook.com/mahindragroup
MAHINDRA USA AND OPERATION FINALLY HOME CELEBRATE HOME DEDICATION