OMS Monterrey: Pequitas de amor

Back in 1998, O’Neal Steel (OMS’ sister company) expanded outside of the United States to open a facility in Monterrey, Mexico.

This 240,000 square foot plant specializes in the production of complex weldments and assemblies. Our team in Monterrey has extensive knowledge on lift truck and construction weldments and offers leading industry expertise and product launch expertise to support customers in multiple industries.

In December of 2018, OMS Monterrey began partnering with Pequitas de amor, a non-profit organization that supports childhood cancer through altruistic blood donations. The founder of the group is the mother of a childhood cancer survivor, and she established the group as a result of the lack of blood in the hospital during her child’s battle with cancer. Members of the organization visit kids in the hospital every weekend and engage in fun activities with them. Twice a year, on International Children’s Day (April 30th) and one day during Christmas time, a party is organized at the hospital in which volunteers dress up as clowns, mimes, princesses, and animals while the children open gifts and munch on candy.

Pequitas de amor reaches out to schools, universities, and enterprises who are interested in donating blood in support of the cause. All necessary equipment such as couches and tables are provided to ease the donation process. Additionally, a small team of nurses and doctors attend the blood campaigns to check the health of the potential donator for their eligibility to participate. Our Monterrey facility has participated in two blood campaigns thus far, with 25 and 41 employees in attendance at the two events.

OMS Monterrey hopes to continue their partnership with Pequitas de amor through future blood campaigns and other activities the organization has in store. #LetsBuildThings #LetsBuildPartnerships #LetsBuildACure