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AVX Kyocera Foundation Awards SMMC $10,000


For the third consecutive year, the AVX Kyocera Foundation has provided SMHC with a $10,000 donation for equipment purchase. The Foundation awards grants in support of projects that have an impact on the local communities where its corporate sponsor, AVX Corporation has operating facilities. Bob Fairey, the plant manager of Biddeford-based AVX/Tantalum, presented the award; noting that "AVX/Tantalum employees depend on SMHC for outstanding medical care and the Foundation's grant is intended to support your critical work."

In accepting the gift, Frank Lavoie, MD, SMHC Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer commented, "We deeply appreciate the Foundation's continued generosity. This donation is a perfect fit with AVX’s work to build components used in Pacemakers and our plans to expand our cardiac procedures."

In the past, AVX Kyocera Foundation’s generous donations have been used to support state-of-the-art telemetry bed technology for monitoring cardiac patients and a sophisticated defibrillator for the Emergency department at SMHC.

About Southern Maine Medical Center
Southern Maine Medical Center (SMMC) is a national award-winning healthcare system, including a 150-bed acute care medical center in Biddeford, Maine, offering excellent clinical care and a multi-specialty physician services group with medical offices providing outpatient care located in Biddeford, Kennebunk, Old Orchard Beach and Saco. Non-emergency care is available without an appointment seven days a week at SMHC’s Walk-In Care center in Saco. SMHC is Joint Commission accredited, state-licensed, and is a member of Southern Maine Medical Center and the MaineHealth system. To learn more visit

About AVX
AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 24 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 15 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit protection devices and connectors. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).

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