Partnerships, Sponsorships, and Community Involvement
Malco Products, Inc. founder Murray Glauberman dedicated his life to his business, industry, and his community. He instilled a strong foundation of hard work, partnership, community engagement, and service at Malco that continues to be valued today.
Today, we stand as a small but mighty team that works together to support various organizations within our community and the automotive industry.
Malco Community Involvement
At Malco, we understand that it feels good to do good, and we encourage our employees to help in our community daily. To support community engagement, Malco offers employees a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year. We also maintain an open-door policy for employees to bring new volunteer opportunities to our attention and request donations for organizations they are passionate about.
As a company, we invest our dollars, time, and voice to make the greatest impact possible for our community. In 2021, Malco was selected by Smart Business Magazine and Medical Mutual as a Pillar Award Honoree for outstanding contributions to the Northeast Ohio community. During the 2021 calendar year, Malco and our employees contributed money, time, or voice to more than 30 charitable organizations in the Northeast Ohio community. A few examples of the organizations near and dear to our hearts include:
United Way of Summit and Medina
Malco is a proud partner of the United Way of Summit & Medina County. Along with an annual campaign that includes a dollar-for-dollar corporate match, our team actively participates in volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Whether it is donating school supplies to “Stuff the Bus”, cleaning up garden beds at local nonprofit organizations, reading aloud to elementary students for Read to Me Day, or supporting the various other bold goals of the organization, Malco employees give back to our community.
Barberton City Schools
We are a corporation committed to continuous learning and our passion for education extends to the communities where we live and work. Malco has enjoyed our partnership with the Barberton City Schools for many years, through volunteering in classrooms, working with administrative leadership, donating to the athletics departments and even employing Barberton High School students.
Project Outrun’s mission is to empower and strengthen kids and their families as they battle pediatric cancer. Malco is a strong advocate of this mission, from volunteering our time to help pediatric cancer patients design shoes, to running alongside patients and their families, to giving our dollars to the cause, we stand with Project Outrun and the fight to end pediatric cancer!
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
Malco has been a strong partner of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank for many years. Through monetary and product donations, Malco and its employees are proud that we can give back to strengthen our community and help those in need.
Habitat for Humanity
Malco was proud to support a Habitat for Humanity house right in our own backyard. Team Malco employees spent volunteer days building the home, collected items to welcome the new tenants, gave a monetary donation, and shared the important work of Habitat.
Soap Box Derby
Malco recognizes what a special program the Soap Box Derby offers to youth and realizes how lucky we are to have it headquartered in our own backyard. We are proud supporters of the derby and supply each participant and their family with a special Malco Automotive swag bag!
Partnerships and Sponsorships
Malco® Automotive has supplied the automotive industry with high-quality, professional-grade cleaning and detailing products since 1953. Founded in Barberton, Ohio, a suburb of Akron, Malco has roots that run deep in the local community and the automotive industry. At Malco, we believe that being part of an industry isn't just about supplying products. It is about participating, getting involved, educating, and making the industry a better place for the next generation. That is why Malco chooses to participate in industry associations, sponsor key partners, and participate in education sessions for the next generation.
Malco is a proud member of the Specialty Equipment Market Association. This trade association consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams, and more, that all come together to celebrate and support the automotive aftermarket.
Malco Automotive is a Founder's Club member of the International Detailing Association. The IDA is the leading association for professional detailing operators, suppliers, and consultants to the industry. The association is dedicated to promoting the value of professional detailing services, the recognition of professional detailing as a trade, and empowering detailing industry professionals at each stage of their career.
HCPA-Murray Glauberman Scholarship Fund
The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) established The Murray Glauberman Memorial Scholarship, to honor the late Murray Glauberman, 1986 Chair of the Board of Directors of HCPA. Every year, HCPA awards a monetary scholarship to a high school senior whose parent or grandparent is employed full-time by an HCPA member company.
Malco is a longstanding member of The International Housewares Association (IHA). IHA is a full-service trade association dedicated to promoting the sales and marketing of housewares since 1938. IHA – the world’s Home Authority – is strategically positioned to connect, inform, support and enable its international membership to lead in the global marketplace.
Presta® Marine is a proud member of The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), established in 1979. The nation’s leading trade association representing boat, marine engine and accessory manufacturers. Collectively, NMMA members manufacture an estimated 80 percent of marine products used in North America.
NMMA is a unifying force and powerful voice for the recreational boating industry, working to strengthen and grow boating and protect the interests of its member companies.