August 10, 2011
HESCO and Macro Plastics Announce $10,000 Grant to Florida Citrus Archives
WAVERLY, Fla., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HESCO CEO Gap Kovach announced today that HESCO and Macro Plastics have jointly granted $10,000 to the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame for the Florida Citrus Archives housed at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL.
"We recognize the citrus industry as an important market segment for Macro Plastics. HESCO is our premier distribution partner in Florida and through their efforts, our business with and service to the citrus industry has grown. Celebrating the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Hall of Fame with this grant is our way of acknowledging its importance," said Peter Piccioli, VP of Macro Plastics.
"This grant comes as a result of business that the Florida citrus industry has generated with Macro Plastic field bins, working through HESCO," said Mr. Kovach. "It will enable the Hall of Fame to employ two students, working with the archivist, to digitize, protect and store the valuable remnants of the citrus industry in Florida. We are pleased to be able to help preserve an important part of Florida's history."
Dr. Anne Kerr, President of Florida Southern College, and Brenda Eubanks Burnette, Executive Director of the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame, received the funds in a ceremony at the college. In addition, the grant will be acknowledged during festivities planned for the golden anniversary of the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame in March 2012.
HESCO began as a membership-based cooperative servicing growers and packers in the Florida citrus industry. The Company has expanded in recent years to become a leading supplier of industrial adhesives, packing films, cornerboards, and janitorial supplies, as well as the State's only authorized distributor of MacroBinsÃ©. Serving both cooperative members and non-member businesses across 5 southern states and California, HESCO uses its buying power to negotiate favorable purchasing terms, then receives, stores and redistributes those supplies on a just-in-time basis, reducing delivery lead times, prices and storage costs for customers' operating inventories. More information is available at www.hesco-fl.com.
About Macro Plastics
Macro Plastics is the world's largest manufacturer of bulk plastic containers. Based in Northern California with sales and manufacturing facilities located worldwide, Macro Plastics provides innovative business solutions for the agricultural, food processing, retail, industrial and portable flooring markets. Featuring five distinctive product lines, the company brands include MacroBinÃ®, ProBin(TM), ShuttleBin(TM), IsoBin(TM) and MacroTrac(TM). All products are reusable and recyclable. Macro Plastics also provides attractive rental options and new business development services. For additional information please visit www.macroplastics.com or call 800-845-6555.
Gap Kovach, CEO