Hypertherm Inc. was recently recognized for its mission to promote the development and well-being of children and families in Hanover, N.H.

The plasma-cutting system manufacturer was honored during the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Seattle. Eight companies, including Hypertherm, were honored for their commitment to volunteering and civic participation. The annual conference is hosted by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network.

The Corporate Spirit of Service Award was presented to Home Depot, State Farm Insurance and Hypertherm Inc. The companies honored support volunteering through developing nonprofit organizations, offering employees paid leave to perform volunteer duties, and focusing on specific social issues in their communities.

Hypertherm provides employees with 16 hours of paid community-service leave. Last year, Hypertherm employees gave their support to Cover Home Repair, which uses AmeriCorps Vista members to help local residents fight poverty.