Caster Concepts awards more than $20,000 (so far) in gas cards for employee good attendance

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Michigan manufacturer has spent more than $20,000 on gas cards for its employees and now plans to reimburse them $50 for back-to-school supply purchases.

Caster Concepts Vice President of Manufacturing Andrew Dobbins hands out a $25 gas card to a team member with perfect weekly attendance. The company has given out $20,000 in gas cards since March.

"Helping them cover the increased cost of coming to work is our way of saying thank you while helping to fill a hole in their budgets," said Caster Concepts President Bill Dobbins.

With skyrocketing prices at the pump and the checkout counter, Caster Concepts Inc. (, helps its employees cover the cost of commuting to work.

The company rewards perfect weekly attendance with $25 gas cards. So far, the industrial caster manufacturer has awarded more than $20,000 in gas cards since the program started in March.

“As a society, we punish bad behavior, so we decided to celebrate employees who show a commitment to their job by having perfect attendance and being consistent and reliable,” said Caster Concepts President Bill Dobbins. “Helping them cover the increased cost of coming to work is our way of saying thank you while helping to fill a hole in their budgets.”

With the first day of school just a few weeks away, the company will reimburse team members $50 for their back-to-school supply purchases. The program is part of Caster Cares (, the company’s philanthropic initiative that supports employees and the greater Albion community.

Through Caster Cares (#castercares), the company covers the cost of the employees and their families to attend first-run movies at the town’s only movie theater, buy new books at the local bookstore and shop for fresh produce at a weekly farmer’s market. The company also sponsors community cleanups that spruce up the local post office, the downtown shopping district and local parks.

“We’re a small town where small businesses struggle,” Dobbins said. “If we can help our employees and our local businesses at the same time, then we’re doing good business.”


About Caster Concepts
Caster Concepts designs and builds industrial casters and wheels for virtually any application. Proudly built in America, these caster products range from medium-duty series to heavy-duty series to meet any application. Companies depend on the many ergonomic innovations of Caster Concepts to help them increase productivity and reduce the risk of worker injury. Caster Concepts also manufactures caster wheels to withstand impact, corrosion, temperature extremes and chemicals found in harsh industrial environments. Caster Concepts is ISO 9001-2015 certified and offers one of the industry’s shortest lead times, making it the premier choice for many industries. Visit

About Caster Cares
Caster Cares represents the conscious and compassionate impact that Caster Concepts Inc., creates through sustainable educational, economic, and community engagement. As part of the Conscious Capitalism movement, our mission is to manufacture greatness within our employees to positively impact our families, communities, and customers. Visit (#castercares)

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