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BorgWarner donates 200 bookbags filled with supplies to area students

BorgWarner Turbo Systems said they've put together 200 fully stocked bookbags. They'll go to students in the Asheville and Buncombe County school districts. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. -- A mountain company is working with the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club to get backpacks to local families.

BorgWarner Turbo Systems said they've put together 200 fully stocked bookbags. They'll go to students in the Asheville and Buncombe County school districts.

The manufacturer bought the backpacks and employees bought the school's supplies to fill them.

"BorgWarner's a technology company. We have an R&D center, a technical center here, and education's really important to us," Joe Hungerford, Borgwarner's product development, said. "So, we thought this would be a great way to not only support our community but support the importance of education for the students within our community."

The donation is part of the United Way of Asheville's back-to-school supply drive. The local drive has been going on every summer for more than a decade.

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