Owens-Illinois, Inc. : O-I Campaign Raises More Than $765,000 for United Way
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O-I CAMPAIGN RAISES MORE THAN $765,000 FOR UNITED WAY
O-I employees pledge nearly 1,800 volunteer hours
PERRYSBURG, Ohio (February 23, 2013) - Owens-Illinois Inc. (NYSE: OI) today
announced the successful completion of its campaign to support the United Way
of Greater Toledo, raising funds and securing volunteer hour pledges to
support the community. Pledges from employees and retirees were matched by
O-I, bringing the total amount pledged to more than $765,000. These critical
funds will support United Way's volunteer agencies and health and human
service providers throughout Lucas, Wood and Ottawa counties.
"O-I continues to be a leader in this community in many ways," said Chairman
and CEO Al Stroucken. "More than 500 employees or more than 60 percent of
Ohio-based O-I employees participated in this year's campaign, contributing
dollars and pledging hours to help our neighbors. Our partnership with United
Way is a reflection of our company culture and is an important part of our
tradition of giving."
Since 2008, O-I has led the northwest Ohio business community in volunteer
hours dedicated to United Way organizations. In 2012, O-I employees
volunteered more than 2,500 hours by the end of the year. More than 600
employees, including our senior leadership team, volunteered in the community
at Scott High School, Toledo Grows, Toledo Food Bank and East Toledo Family
Center, to name a few.
"We are very appreciative of the leadership role that O-I has played in the
community over the past several years," said Karen Mathison, president and CEO
of United Way of Greater Toledo. "The financial support and volunteer hours
from their employees has changed so many lives.
O-I is an important partner for United Way now and in the future."
The company and its employees also provide significant support to many other
organizations, including the Toledo Symphony, Read for Literacy, Partners in
Education, the Toledo Zoo Education Program and Keep Toledo/Lucas County
Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) is the world's largest glass container
manufacturer and preferred partner for many of the world's leading food and
beverage brands. With revenues of $7.0 billion in 2012, the Company is
headquartered in Perrysburg, Ohio, USA, and employs approximately 22,500
people at 79 plants in 21 countries. O-I delivers safe, sustainable, pure,
iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace. O-I's
Glass Is Life(TM) movement promotes the widespread benefits of glass packaging
in key markets around the globe. For more information, visit www.o-i.com or
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