Flint Ink Donates More than $230,000 to Tsunami Relief Effort
Press release from the issuing company
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2/14/2005 – Flint Ink Corporation employees and the Flint Ink Foundation together have donated more than $233,000 to the relief efforts following the tragic devastation of the December tsunamis. Flint Ink, the largest privately-owned ink manufacturer in the world, has extensive operations in the India/Pacific and Asian regions, and many of its employees and customers were in areas affected by the natural disasters.
This substantial contribution to the relief effort was the result of extraordinary generosity on the part of Flint Ink employees worldwide, the Flint Ink board of directors, and the Flint Ink Foundation. Immediately after the tsunamis took place, the Flint Ink Foundation announced it would make a $100,000 contribution to support the relief effort. In addition, the Foundation committed to matching, on a two-for-one basis, all employee contributions. For every dollar, Euro, pound, peso, rupee or other monetary unit donated, Flint Ink Foundation contributed two more, thus tripling the amount of employee donations.
“As a Flint family member, I have always believed that our employees define the company,” said Ellen Price, chairperson of the Flint Ink Foundation. “We are proud and grateful to be connected to a worldwide group that has shown such exceptional generosity.”
Most of Flint Ink’s contributions were donated to the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF, www.unicef.org). The Foundation selected UNICEF because of its focus on bringing relief to children, and also because of its international presence, which would allow Flint Ink employees worldwide to contribute to the coordinated effort. All of the $233,000 was raised in just over four weeks.
The Flint Ink Foundation is a non-profit corporation supported primarily by contributions from Flint Ink Corporation. Its purpose is to contribute to the quality of life in the communities where its employees live, work, and perform volunteer service. The Foundation gives special consideration to U.S.-based nonprofit organizations and programs in which Flint Ink employees play an active volunteer role.
Founded in 1920, Flint Ink is the largest privately-owned printing ink manufacturer in the world. The company offers a comprehensive range of flexographic, sheetfed, web offset, gravure, UV/EB curable, and digital and specialty printing materials and equipment. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the corporation is organized into nine segments: North
America, Latin America, Asia, India/Pacific, Flint-Schmidt (Europe), Jetrion LLC (digital inks, equipment and integration), Precisia LLC (printed electronics), Progressive Color Media LLC (color management services), and CDR Pigments & Dispersions. Flint Ink operates nearly 100 facilities worldwide, employs approximately 4,400 people, and has sales in excess of USD$1.4 billion.
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