Harris RF Communications Sponsors Habitat for Humanity House in Rochester, New York

Top Quote Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, will sponsor and support construction of a Flower City Habitat for Humanity House in Rochester, New York. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 29, 2010 - Over the course of the next three months, Harris RF Communications employees, their families and other volunteers will construct a two-bedroom home on Grape Street, located in the city of Rochester. In addition to the volunteer hours, Harris RF Communications, headquartered in Rochester, is making the $75,000 donation to Flower City Habitat required to finance construction of the home. Habitat homes are purchased by qualified lower-income families in need of affordable housing. The families also help construct the home.

    The financial donation and volunteer support to Flower City Habitat is part of a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Harris RF Communications, the world's leading global supplier of tactical communication systems to government, military and public safety agencies. Harris RF Communications honored its four founders at a gala celebration July 15.

    "The founders of RF Communications viewed their company as an investment — in employees, in customers and in the greater Rochester community. Their goal was to create a lasting employer with the highest standards of business," said Dana Mehnert, group president, Harris RF Communications. "We're proud to renew their commitment."

    Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH) is a non-denominational housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard and poverty housing in Rochester, NY. Since 1984, FCHH has built or renovated 175 homes, and is one of the largest Habitat affiliates in the northeastern United States.

    Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company's Falcon family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets — with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.

    About Harris Corporation
    Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

    Contact Information:

    Kevin Aman
    RF Communications
    kevin.aman ( @ ) harris dot com

    Jim Burke
    Harris Corporation
    jim.burke ( @ ) harris dot com

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