August 19th began what is sure to be another successful United Way campaign for the women and men who make up ITW Heartland and its Spiroid gearing business. This year’s activities will kick off September 1st and conclude on the 17th. Fund raising events will include a cook out, a sports fan day, a chili contest, raffle drawings and more.

This will be ITW Heartland’s 18th consecutive United Way campaign. With the help of corporate matches from parent company Illinois Tool Works, ITW Heartland employees have been directly responsible for over $175,000 in donations since 2010. Heartland employees are proud to know that all of this money has gone to help local Alexandria-area communities in Douglas and Pope counties.

For more information on the United Way of Douglas and Pope counties, please visit More information on ITW’s social responsibility can be found at

About Spiroid

The Spiroid & Helicon gearing brands are comprised of a pinion and a face-gear operating in non-intersecting and non-parallel axes – often referred to as ‘skew axis’. Spiroid and Helicon are advantageous in that they broaden gearing design opportunities restricted by the physical limitations of conventional gearing. Spiroid and Helicon represent a powerful design alternative for engineers looking to transmit higher torques, within smaller spaces, at right angles. Spiroid and Helicon: maximum power density in a right angle gearing solution.