November 20, 2020
MAKO Medical Laboratories, a leader in full service laboratory and COVID-19 testing across the United States, celebrated Veterans Day with the American Legion Post 60 in Henderson by providing a free meal to all Vance County Veterans and their family members.
“Our MAKO Medical team has prioritized honoring those who have faithfully served our country,” said Josh Arant, COO of MAKO Medical. “This year we decided to hand out 400 complimentary meals in Vance County and thank each veteran. It was a wonderful experience.”
Founded in 2014, MAKO has intentionally hired dozens of veterans and reservists, placing them in departments matching their skill sets such as logistics, supply chain, and procurement.
In October, MAKO Medical was named a 2020 North Carolina recipient of the Pro Patria Award from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). In Latin, “pro patria” means “for one’s country,” and this award is given to companies to recognize their support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.
“We are extremely appreciative of MAKO’s support of the Veteran community in Vance County,” said Andrew Robertson, Commander, American Legion Post 60. “Through MAKO’s lab operations, the Henderson team are great members of our community, and we thank them for their commitment to supporting Veterans too.”
Since April, MAKO Medical has processed more than 2.5 million COVID-19 tests from more than twenty states. Through their partnership with businesses, governments, and universities, the MAKO team has supported coronavirus testing needs, achieving rapid, reliable results in what one state leader called an “ultra-fast” way. MAKO Medical employs more than 800 team members in Henderson and Raleigh.
- MAKO Medical serves as the official testing partner for the ACC, Big South, North Carolina Courage, and North Carolina FC.
- In August, MAKO Medical announced the company scored 100% on CAP COVID Proficiency Testing, demonstrating MAKO’s commitment to quality lab results.
- MAKO provides an online portal allowing test results to be reported electronically.
- Earlier in the year, Forbes Magazine included MAKO Medical in the publication’s inaugural list of America’s Best Startup Employers. Only 500 companies nationwide earned the distinction.
INCLUDED PHOTO: MAKO Medical team members serve Vance County Veterans as a part of the drive-through lunch on November 14 in Henderson