By Bonnie Adams,
Westborough – On Oct. 21 the Kopin Corporation celebrated its 30th anniversary at a meeting held at its 125 North Drive headquarters. To commemorate that milestone, the company decided to make a $10,000 donation to the Westborough Police Department. Stuart Nixdorff, the company’s vice president of marketing, presented the check to Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon.
The company, according to its website, is a “leading developer and provider of innovative wearable technologies and solutions for integration into head-worn computing and display systems to military, industrial and consumer customers.”
The donation, Nixdorff said, was not only a way for the company to give back to the community, but also to honor its legacy of working with first responders and the military.
Kopin moved its headquarters from Taunton to Westborough three years ago, he said, and currently employs 125 people there. It also has offices in California, Japan, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom.
“We are really happy to be here in Westborough and hope to be here for at least 30 more years,” Nixdorff said. “The town has been great to us. We are also very thankful to the police and fire departments that keep us safe and also help with things like responding to alarms here.
“We know that [police departments] don’t always have the budgets for everything they need, so we are happy to help them out with donations such as this,” he added.
Gordon said the donation would probably be used to purchase additional radio systems for the department. Funds may also be allotted, he said, to purchase Narcan, the medication that is used to reverse the effects of opioid overdoses.
“This donation is really wonderful. We don’t have this happen every day, for sure,” he said. “This is a great opportunity for us. We are very grateful to Kopin for their generosity.”