PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, chose this past holiday season as a wonderful opportunity to give back to its Philadelphia hometown community. The Axalta Industrial Coatings team came together to help combat hunger by donating their time to its local hunger relief organization, Philabundance. The Axalta team spent the day unloading, checking the quality and sorting through thousands of charitable and nutritious donations to the organization.
Philabundance was created in 1984 with the simple belief that no man, woman or child should go hungry. Its growth and eventual integration with the Philadelphia Food Bank in 2005 has led to it being the region’s largest hunger relief organization. The organization implements both emergency relief and long-term programs to strengthen and fulfill its mission.
“Axalta will seek to maintain engagement with local organizations to help us better understand our role in the community and support local projects,” said Michael Cash, President of Axalta’s global Industrial Coatings business. “By working together with the community, we can establish a greater foundation on which to build a stronger company. There is no quick fix to hunger relief, but we are pleased to help contribute to the process. Commitment and dedication to a shared project also makes us a better team.”
The Axalta Industrial team is excited to continue its group volunteering efforts on a quarterly basis by furthering support to local organizations that make nutritious food accessible to all.
Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light vehicle OEMs, automotive refinish and commercial vehicles to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With more than 145 years of experience in the coatings industry, the 12,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 120,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axaltacoatingsystems.com and follow us @axalta on twitter.