CINCINNATI, OH (November 16, 2017) – Michelman, a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry recently announced donations totaling $163,886 to the United Way of Greater Cincinnati. Not only is this an over 3% increase in donations from last year, it is nearly 3 times the region’s average donation by company.
Michelman is one of United Way’s top workplace partners for change and their community leadership was recently honored with a Tremendous 25 Award for per capita giving and a Corporate Heroes Award for its associates’ multiple volunteer initiatives throughout the community.
As part of its Bold Goals for our Region initiative, The United Way of Greater Cincinnati is a leader in the Child Poverty Collaborative, working to help 600,000 people across our region makes ends meet. In the city of Cincinnati alone, almost half of all children are living in poverty – one of the worst rates in the country. The Collaborative has recently created an action plan to help lift 10,000 children and 5,000 families toward self-sufficiency over the next five years.
“United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community,” said Steve Shifman, Michelman’s President & CEO. “I am grateful for, and proud of our associates who demonstrated their tremendous generosity during our company’s annual United Way campaign. As a values-driven company, their volunteer efforts and financial contributions exemplify our company’s value of giving. Their performance is a direct reflection of who we are and how we conduct business in our community.”
Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry, offering solutions for the coatings, printing & packaging and industrial manufacturing markets. The company’s surface additives and polymeric binders are used by leading manufacturers around the world to enhance performance attributes and add value in applications including wood and floor care products, metal and industrial coatings, paints, varnishes, inks, fibers and composites. Michelman is also 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, paper products, labels, and commercially printed materials. Michelman serves its customers with production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, product development and technical service centers in several major global markets, and a worldwide team of highly trained business development personnel.