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Michelman Volunteers Participate in 5th Annual Global Day of Service

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Michelman, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, recently held its 5th Annual Global Day of Service. Hundreds of employees around the globe left their offices, labs, and email behind to volunteer their time at a wide variety of locations. Michelman associates in bright orange tee shirts were seen in the U.S., Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, China, Singapore, and India, giving back to their local communities.

Steve Shifman, president and CEO at Michelman, said that "this was our fifth Global Day of Service, and was by far our largest. One of our core values here at Michelman is giving, and it was with great satisfaction that I saw hundreds of coworkers voluntarily go into local communities and give their time, muscle, and sweat to many worthy organizations who could use their helping hands."

In the U.S., volunteer associates (photo above) spent the day at a number of United Way affiliated organizations including the Free Store Food Bank, Easter Seals, and The Bethany House. In Europe, Michelman volunteers were spotted at: Le petite Plante, a residential service for adults with multiple disabilities; Ecole fondamentale libra "La Petit Cigale," a local school; Tierheim Recklinghausen, a pet shelter; Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Kreisverband, a German red cross; and many other locations. Across Asia, volunteers spent their days helping out at the Kangqiao Gongyou School, at a public welfare cultural development center, at old age homes, and at orphanages. 

Shifman added that "I’m incredibly proud of all our volunteers, not just because of what I see happen on this single day, but because of the volunteer spirit I see from Michelman associates each and every day of the year. I believe it is that spirit of giving that helps set us apart in the many global markets in which we compete."

Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry, offering solutions for the coatings, printing and packaging, and industrial manufacturing markets. Michelman is well-known as an innovator in the development of barrier and functional coatings, as well as digital printing press primers that are used in the production of consumer and industrial packaging and paper products, labels, and commercially printed materials. 


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