November 16, 2021
MAKO Medical Laboratories, a leader in laboratory diagnostics and-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 handed out 500 complimentary meals in Vance County and to thank each veteran. It was a wonderful experience and a great opportunity to give back to those who have given so much.”
Founded in 2014, MAKO has intentionally hired hundreds of veterans and reservists, placing them in departments matching their skill sets such as logistics, supply chain, and procurement.
In October 2020, MAKO Medical was named a 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 appreciate MAKO’s support of the Veteran community in Vance County,” said Andrew Robertson, Commander, American Legion Post 60. “Through their lab operations, MAKO’s Henderson team is a great member of our community, and we thank them for their commitment to supporting veterans.”
Since April 2020, MAKO Medical has processed more than 9 million COVID-19 tests from more than 40 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.
INCLUDED PHOTO: MAKO Medical team members serve Vance County Veterans as a part of the drive-through lunch on Nov. 13, 2021 in Henderson.