EARTH CITY, MO.—Foam Supplies Inc. donated more than $250,000 in 2019 to charitable organizations near its headquarters—located just outside St. Louis—to grant wishes, preserve wetlands and expand learning opportunities.
Founded in 1972 by a husband-and-wife team who first worked out of their home, the polyurethane systems producer now has two U.S. production plants, three overseas sites, distributors in 17 countries, and customers in more than 30 industries.
Since it it is family owned and operated, FSI has no pressure from stockholders to constantly increase profit, so decisions can be made based on "fair profits for all," according to the company website.
"Giving back to the community is an important part of our company culture," FSI CEO Todd Keske said in a news release. "FSI is committed to making a lasting impact in the community where our employees and many of our customers call home."
FSI serves the automotive, boating, marine, commercial refrigeration, construction, HVAC, refrigerated transport and spray foam markets.
The company focuses its giving toward organizations that address education, conservation and helping people battling illnesses and injuries, Keske added.
Last year, the company made charitable donation to: Friends of St. Louis University Liver Center for basic and clinical research to treat liver disease; Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America for educational programs; Great Rivers Habitat Alliance/Ducks Unlimited to support 291,000 acres of wetland where the Mississippi and Missouri rivers meet; Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri & Kansas for local children battling critical illnesses; Lutheran Association for Special Education to help children with mild special learning needs; Brain Injury Association of Missouri to support patients and their families; Wonders of Wildlife Foundation to inspire future conservationists to act as stewards of the land and water.