As a family-owned company, American Textile Company believes in taking care of our communities — not only by providing jobs, but also through donations of time and money.
“Our family has always been committed to helping others,” says Lance Ruttenberg, CEO. “When my brother Blake and I came into the company, we knew we’d have an opportunity to build on that tradition. It was really important for us to make commitments in the communities in which we work.”
The Pittsburgh Promise promotes the reform of urban schools so that young people are prepared for successful and meaningful lives. Their goal is to send all eligible Pittsburgh youth to college or trade school with a scholarship. American Textile’s support of the Pittsburgh Promise supports these scholarships, sending multiple Pittsburgh youth college each year.
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC provides quality pediatric care to children in the Pittsburgh region and beyond. American Textile’s donation helped complete their new distraction therapy rooms. Distraction therapy prevents patient anxiety and reduces the need for sedation, which ultimately improves patient care and safety, and reduces wait times for children in need of important health and medical procedures.
The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is a world-class cancer center. To help comfort those battling cancer, American Textile has support UPMC Hillman with product and financial donations. We believe firmly in supporting the hospital and its mission of providing compassionate care to cancer patients.
American Textile Company supports great organizations everywhere we have a workforce. In El Salvador, the Sagrera Palomo Foundation is a non-profit contributing to education. American Textile provides assistance to the foundation’s meals program. Since 2009, almost two million meals have been served to students at school every day because of our contributions.
American Textile Company supports the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s mission to feed people in need and mobilize the community to eliminate hunger. American Textile employees help pack food to lend a helping hand when the food bank is preparing to send food to the community.
Since 2011, American Textile Company has been a significant employer in Tifton, Ga. Our support of the Tiftarea YMCA financed a new outdoor walking track, exercise area, and picnic pavilion. Children and adults are all able to utilize the new facility for exercise and recreation.