GF Irvine Facility Participates in Worldwide "Water Mission"

Oct 4, 2019 9:00 AM

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Employees and their families from GF's Irvine facility were part of more than 1,000 GF employees and business partners in four countries that took part in the GF "Walk for Water" recently. The event attracted donations of $350,000. GF will round up this amount to $500,000 and donate to the non-profit organization "Water Mission". The funds will be used to support selected clean water projects around the world. This is the fourth Walk for Water event hosted at the Irvine location.

Direct and easy access to clean water is a core concern of GF Piping Systems and GF's Clean Water Foundation (www.cleanwater.ch). Based on this purpose, GF launched the "Walk for Water" in four countries around the world this year. More than 1,000 participants from the US, Germany, Indonesia and Switzerland joined the walk, recognizing that millions of people worldwide have only limited access to clean water.

The funds raised from this year's walk will primarily be used for projects in Indonesia and Malawi. GF CEO Andreas Müller underlines: "It is overwhelming for us to see the huge support from our employees and partners in raising funds for this great purpose. This Walk is a little piece of taking our social responsibility. Moreover, our contribution to the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals is important to us and part of our daily busienss."

Joost Geginat, President of GF Piping Systems adds: "With this Walk we recognize the burden of more than 2 billion people who are without daily access to clean drinking water. We are very proud of our employees and business partners for supporting this event so generously."

About GF

GF comprises three divisions: GF Piping Systems, GF Casting Solutions, and GF Machining Solutions. Founded in 1802, the Corporation is headquartered in Switzerland and is present in 33 countries with 140 companies, 57 of them production facilities. Its 15,027 employees generated sales of CHF 4,572 million in 2018. GF is the preferred partner of its customers for the safe transport of liquids and gases, lightweight casting components, and high-precision manufacturing technologies.

About GF Piping Systems, Irvine, California

GF Piping Systems supplies a full range of plastic pipe, fittings, valves, actuators, fusion machines, secondary containment, custom products, and sensors and instrumentation for industrial process control.  For further information, please contact:  GF Piping Systems, 9271 Jeronimo, Irvine, CA 92618-1904 USA; Toll Free (800) 854-4090, Fax (714) 731-6923; e-mail: us.ps@georgfischer.com; Web: www.gfps.com

 

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