A USD5,000 grant from Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) is helping to fund a new Freedom Center Military Lounge that has opened in Detroit Metropolitan Airport´s North Terminal.
The 800-square-foot reception and hospitality center, located near Gate D-17, offers comfortable seating, Internet and TV access and free beverages and snacks. It is open to all current members of the armed forces as well as veterans and family members traveling with them.
Since 2011, Meritor, Inc. has committed USD75,000 from the Meritor Trust Fund to support the Freedom Center, including a USD5,000 contribution for the new lounge in the North Terminal. The Freedom Center lounges are operated by the Michigan Armed Forces Hospitality Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization. Designed around a mission of “serving those who serve us,” the organization´s first Freedom Center opened in Detroit Metropolitan Airport´s McNamara Terminal in 2011.
Meritor is a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 8,400 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 18 countries.