5cc2eee1-e31b-4df0-8ad6-f6c12cb93bb9Radco Industries will be a major sponsor of a national Vets on the Water event scheduled for September 20-23 at the Worldwide Sportsman Marina in fabled Islamorada, Fla. The event will host 12 wounded soldiers and veterans, along with four volunteers, for two days of guided fishing in waters often referred to as the sportfishing capital of the world. To qualify, the wounded soldiers and veterans must have at least a 30 percent disability.

Radco Industries will be a major sponsor of a national Vets on the Water event scheduled for September 20-23 at the Worldwide Sportsman Marina in fabled Islamorada, Fla. The event will host 12 wounded soldiers and veterans, along with four volunteers, for two days of guided fishing in waters often referred to as the sportfishing capital of the world. To qualify, the wounded soldiers and veterans must have at least a 30 percent disability.

Vets on the Water is an outreach program supported by local volunteers to serve the growing population of military veterans. The organization helps struggling veterans readjust to civilian life and provides relief from stress by providing a fun water-related activity. The program has demonstrated that many veterans find peace and solitude in the beauty of the great outdoors.

Twelve of the wounded soldiers and veterans and all four volunteers will come from Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. (PHWFF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans. The organization uses fly fishing and associated activities, including education and outings, as rehabilitation vehicles. Last year, PHWFF helped more than 7,000 wounded soldiers and veterans.

“As a global leader in the manufacture of high quality heat transfer fluids and specialty lubricants for the military sector, we have a natural affinity for our veterans and veteran organizations,” says Radco Industries President and CEO Michael Damiani. “We also like to support non-profit organizations in which our employees are active. Larry Kendzior, Radco’s Vice President – Finance, has a long association with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing and a strong dedication to our veterans.”

Mr. Kendzior is a U.S. Army veteran who served on active duty for four years before resigning his commission as captain. He and a wounded vet from Key Largo, Fla., started this event.  In the past four years, Kendzior has raised the money for three similar fishing events in Tennessee and Florida.

The fishing experience for the upcoming Vets on the Water event will consist of two days of fly and spin fishing on the flats of Florida Bay and the ocean-side reefs of offshore Islamorada. Led by professional guides, the expedition will target fish appropriate for the various waters, ranging from tarpon and mangrove snapper to grouper and mutton snapper. Every effort is made to accommodate the veterans’ fishing preferences.

In addition to Radco Industries, other major sponsors include Bass Pro Shops, Word Wide Sportsman, Islamorada Fish Company and Bayside Marina.

About Radco Industries

Radco Industries specializes in the manufacture of high quality specialty fluids and lubricants developed for the military sector. The company’s two branded product lines, XCELTHERM® and RADCOLUBE®, fulfill a wide range of global military applications and heat transfer requirements. An engineering-based company, Radco also provides expert technical support and an array of valuable services based on industry knowledge spanning more than 40 years.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Michael Damiani                                               Lawrence J. Kendzior
Chief Executive Officer                                  Vice President – Finance
Radco Industries, Inc.                                     Radco Industries, Inc.
630-232-7966 x113                                           305-942-9678
mdamiani@radcoind.com                          lkendzior@radcoind.com
www.radcoind.com                                        www.radcoind.com