Houston company forms MS150 riding team for the first, but not the last, time

(PRWEB) May 20, 2015

HOUSTON, Texas (May 20, 2015) – Scan Systems, a Houston based company in the Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) industry, participated in the BP MS150 race benefitting the National MS Society on April 18-19, 2015.

This was the first year for Scan Systems to create a riding team in the MS150 race. Their 20-member team composed of Houston location employees, their family members, and friends all successfully rode into Austin on Sunday, April 19th. The team was able to raise more than $16,000 for the National MS Society.

Day 1 of the race was cancelled due to excessive rainfall and wind that occurred throughout the week and impacted the two sites where riders planned on camping overnight. Scan Systems gathered the team, fellow employees, friends, and families at their office to cook and enjoy the day, despite the postponed race. “We were able to all be together, enjoy a meal, and make the weekend into a memorable experience,” states Matt Rutledge, General Manager/VP of Scan Systems. The next morning, they organized a 24-passenger van and U-Haul to arrive at their office in North Houston and took the team and their bikes to the starting line of Day 2. From there, the Scan Systems bikers were able to ride into Austin as a team.

“We are very proud of our employees for participating in such a great cause. Raising $16,000 our first year is such an accomplishment and we look forward to surpassing this amount next year,” Rutledge comments.

About BP MS150:
The BP MS 150 is a two-day fundraising bike ride organized by the National MS Society. The ride is the largest event of its kind in North America with 13,000 cyclists, 3,500 volunteers and countless spectators along the route and at the finish line in Austin. The 2014 BP MS 150 set a new fundraising milestone by raising $20 million dollars, bringing hope to many who are living with multiple sclerosis. Read more about the cause:http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?fr_id=25298&pg=entry

About Scan Systems:
Scan Systems Corporation, of Houston, Texas is a group of four synergistic operating divisions. Each division provides its own specialized proprietary products and services for the support of NDE (Non-Destructive Evaluation) companies. Scan Systems’ catalog of technology equipment, and services for the OCTG industry includes EMI inspection, calibration software and services, automated tally equipment and software, inventory management software, and customer support, service, upgrades, and repairs.