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Hancor continues its commitment to the environment

Findlay, Ohio – December 16, 2004: Two strong community partners have come together to preserve a natural resource. Hancor donated approximately 30 acres of land behind its headquarters, to the University of Findlay for the preservation of a natural habitat. The property includes a large woodlot south of Hancor’s main office on Olive Street in Findlay, as well as a smaller area east of Conrail tracks adjacent to the University’s James L. Child Jr. Equestrian Complex.

This community project is an agreement made possible through a cooperative effort. Hancor and the University of Findlay have a long history in the community, dating back to the late 1800s. A natural partnership evolved as both are actively involved in the community and have a strong environmental ethic. “Hancor has a very strong commitment to the environment and to our community,” says Steven Anderson, President, Hancor. “We were not utilizing the land and thought there could be a better use for it, so we approached the University with an idea to use the land as a community learning laboratory.”

The donated property is a section of mature forest along the floodplain of Eagle Creek – an enclosed ecosystem that is an untouched natural setting full of wildlife. This land will provide a permanent, secure natural environment for community enrichment. It will provide schools, colleges and private groups an undisturbed setting to study ecosystems and evaluate the balance and behavior of nature and the environmental impact on water sources, animal/insect life and plant vegetation, as well as a place to enjoy nature.

“The University of Findlay is grateful for Hancor’s generous gift,” said University President Dr. DeBow Freed. “University of Findlay students and faculty, students in area public schools, and members of surrounding committees will benefit from having this unique natural area available to observe and study for years to come.”

This truly is another example of Hancor's commitment to the environmental stewardship and protection of the quality of our natural resources. “Hancor is proud to give back to the environment and our community,” adds Anderson. “The partnership between Hancor and the University of Findlay will ensure the preservation of this natural environment for generations to come.”

Hancor is committed to environmental stewardship and protecting the quality of our water resources. Hancor is proud to be an Official Partner of Ducks Unlimited, the world's leading wetland conservation organization. Hancor offers a range of environmentally sensitive products, including EcoFirst®, made with recycled resin.

Hancor is a solutions provider. One of the nation’s largest suppliers of storm water management systems, Hancor manufactures a wide variety of plastic drainage products for the commercial, residential, construction and agricultural markets. Hancor was founded in 1887 in Findlay, Ohio and operates manufacturing facilities and service centers across the country. For more information, visit the Hancor website at www.hancor.com, or call 1-888-FOR PIPE (367-7473).

University of Findlay President Dr. DeBow Freed, accepts a land donation from Steven Anderson, President of Hancor, Inc. The land will be used as a secure natural environment for community enrichment.

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Tori Durliat, Hancor, Inc.
Marketing Communications Manager
401 Olive Street,
Findlay, Ohio 45840
Phone: 1-800-537-9520
Fax: 1-419-424-8302
E-mail: tdurliat@hancor.com


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