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Tuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems donates $2,500 to Evangel’s Department of Business

April 15, 2014 | Paul K. Logsdon

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Steve Westfall, president of Tuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems (TVB) presented the Evangel University Business Department with a $2,500 donation during a visit of the Strategic Management class on Thursday, April 10, 2014.

For the past 11 years, Bernie Dana, chair of the department, has brought students to Tuthill each semester to learn about Lean Manufacturing.

In total, nearly 500 Evangel business students have visited Tuthill’s facility. While there, the TVB president presents an overview of Tuthill’s management philosophy and an in-depth look at Lean strategies in action while touring the manufacturing floor.

“Tuthill appreciates the opportunity to be a voice and face for Evangel’s business students, when it comes to Lean Manufacturing and Business Strategy,” said Westfall. “The tenure of this relationship reflects the commitment and trust that they have in Tuthill, and we wanted to do something special on this day.”

Tuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems — manufacturer of KINNEY® vacuum pumps and M-D Pneumatics™ blowers and vacuum boosters — is a leader in the design and manufacture of high performance, reliable positive displacement blowers, mechanical vacuum pumps, vacuum boosters and engineered systems ready to install and run.

Since 1969, Tuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems has been manufacturing at its main facility located in Springfield, Missouri. Formore information on Tuthill, visit

For more information on the Evangel University Department of Business, contact Bernie Dana at (417) 865-2811, ext. 8116, or by email at

PHOTO: Shown are Yesinia Gallagos, senior marketing major; Genna Adkins, senior marketing major; Traci Louvier, marketing communications manager for Tuthill; and Bernie Dana, chair of Evangel University’s Department of Business.

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