WatkinsCelebrating the manufacture of its one millionth spa over 34 years, US company Watkins Manufacturing recently auctioned the milestone unit – a Hot Spring Aria model – among its Hot Spring dealer base worldwide, and pledged to match the winning bid with a donation to the US National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

The winning bid of $17,200 came from Swiss Hot Spring dealer Hewoo AG, and with Watkins matching the sum, a total of $34,400 was donated to the chosen charity.

Watkins Manufacturing president Steve Hammock commented: “We would like to extend a special thank you to Hewoo AG and to all the dealers nationally and worldwide who rallied to the call and participated in the auction – we sincerely appreciate such generous support.