FAIRLAWN, Ohio (Sept. 28) — Employees of Omnova Solutions Inc. raised $41,500 company-wide to support the American Red Cross´ Relief Fund for Hurricane Katrina, the company announced Sept. 27. The figure was matched by the Omnova Solutions Foundation, bringing the total to $83,000.
"I´m very proud of this outpouring of support which is tremendous for a company our size," said Kevin McMullen, the firm´s chairman and CEO. "It really shows what a caring group of people we have at OMNOVA Solutions."
The company, which employs about 1,800, has plants in two of the affected states — Mississippi and Alabama — although the facilities were far enough inland to avoid damage. All domestic sites, including plants and offices, participated in the fundraising efforts, Omnova Solutions said.