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Skolnik‘s Response To Katrina

September 6th, 2005 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: HazMat

Two weeks ago, I was planning to attend a conference on dangerous goods in New Orleans. Today, New Orleans, itself, suffers from dangerous goods contamination. We have all learned so much these past weeks about emergency preparedness, empathy,compassion and generosity. Our daily conversations include updates on what is needed and what is being done to help with this incredible tragedy. At Skolnik, we are responding in several ways. First, we have made financial contributions to a large charity that is actively involved in the rescue and rebuilding mission. Within a day of the hurricane, we received calls from distributors and end users warning us that dangerous goods containers would be needed for the clean-ups. To this, we pledged to give these requests preferential status and prepared our scheduling and production. Drums that are headed to the Gulf coast to capture stray containers of potentially dangerous goods, are now shipping out everyday. We know that we are at the beginning of a long recovery process that is going to take years. We plan to keep helping as needed to improve the lives of our family, friends and fellow Americans in the Gulf Coast.

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