Appvion, Inc. announced today that the company has made a three-year financial commitment to support the Navy SEAL Foundation.
"As an elite military force, the Navy SEALs exemplify the finest traditions of the American spirit and way of life," said Ethan Haas, Appvion's vice president and general manager of carbonless and specialty papers. "In light of the courageous services the SEALs and the Naval Special Warfare Community provide our country, they, their families, and the other military units that sustain them, deserve our full support."
The Navy SEAL Foundation is an independent, non-profit group that provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare Community and its families. The Foundation's mission is fulfilled through programs supporting the Naval Special Warfare community, their families, and the families of the fallen.
These include warrior support and family services, educational opportunities, tragedy assistance and survivor support, and legacy preservation and transition initiatives. The Navy SEAL Foundation is a 501(c)(3), tax exempt, national non-profit charitable foundation www.NavySEALFoundation.org. For the past four years, it has maintained a 4-star Charity Navigator rating.
Haas stated, "Appvion is proud to contribute to the Navy SEAL Foundation and extend the efficient and effective support it provides to Navy SEALs. As a military unit, the Navy SEALs represent the best of the best; a genuinely elite force that always reaches for the highest of standards. We are honored to support these unique warriors who serve our country in such an extraordinary way."
About the Navy SEALs
U.S. Navy SEALs are the most notable component of the U.S. Navy's Naval Special Warfare Command, which itself is the maritime component of the U.S. Special Operations Command. While the number of SEALs remains relatively small, they have had an outsized impact everywhere they've operated; from the beaches of Normandy and Korea to the difficult terrain of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Navy SEALs have been described as "a unique breed of warrior," able to perform in exceedingly arduous sea, land, and air operating environments; day and night and under all weather conditions. They are highly trained and often tasked to conduct the most grueling and complex missions, which they have superbly and unfailingly accomplished throughout several generations and today after more than a decade at war.
Appvion creates product solutions through its development and use of coating formulations and applications. The company produces thermal, carbonless, security, inkjet, digital specialty, and colored papers. Appvion, headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, has manufacturing operations in Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania, employs approximately 1,400 people and is 100 percent employee-owned. For more information, visit www.appvion.com.