An important component of Dowland's company culture is our commitment to serving the communities in which we live and work. Dowland focuses on making lasting contributions by engaging communities on two fundamental levels. First, we embrace regional traditions through communication and sharing of ideas that open doors to successful employment, apprenticeship programs and business partnerships. We collaborate with local groups to set up apprenticeship programs and, when possible, look to hire local employees and provide additional training and promotion for local employees who are top performers. Secondly, Dowland helps build a brighter future for communities by contributing financial support toward initiatives that represent the company's values and that add to the communities at large.