Wilbur-Ellis Kicks Off 100th Anniversary Celebration With New Website and Giving Program That Benefits the Red Cross


2020/6/30 13:56



SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/ --


Only a handful of companies last 100 years, and Wilbur-Ellis is beginning the

celebration of its 100th anniversary, as we count down to that milestone on

June 29, 2021.


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The celebration will continue over the next 12 months and includes a new 100th

Anniversary website (https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&l=en&o=2844045-1&h=142449634&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wilburellis.com%2F100th-anniversary%2F&a=new+100th+Anniversary+website )and

a new Giving Program (https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&l=en&o=2844045-1&h=363218&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wilburellis.com%2F100th-anniversary%2Fgiving-program%2F&a=Giving+Program )that will benefit the Red Cross in the U.S.,

Canada and Asia-Pacific – theareas where Wilbur-Ellis employees live and work.


Wilbur-Ellis employees, the children in their families, and friends of the

company (including customers, business partners and retirees) are invited to

participate. On the 100th Anniversary website (https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&l=en&o=2844045-1&h=167302952&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wilburellis.com%2F100th-anniversary%2F&a=100th+Anniversary+website ),

each month a question will be posted for adults about how we can continue to

grow, innovate, give and evolve – the themes of our celebration. Kids will have

a question tailored just for them. For each response submitted, Wilbur-Ellis

will make a donation to the Red Cross.


Details about the Giving Program (https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&l=en&o=2844045-1&h=363218&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wilburellis.com%2F100th-anniversary%2Fgiving-program%2F&a=Giving+Program ) are posted on

the 100th Anniversary website (https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&l=en&o=2844045-1&h=167302952&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wilburellis.com%2F100th-anniversary%2F&a=100th+Anniversary+website ) – and while visitors are there,

they'll find stories about Wilbur-Ellis history and reflections on what it means to

be a 100-year-old company that is still owned by its founding family.


"When we started the anniversary planning process, we knew we wanted to do more

than just celebrate," said Wilbur-Ellis President and Chief Executive Officer

John Buckley. "We wanted to tell the Wilbur-Ellis story, because we're very

proud of our past. But we also wanted to give employees, our kids, and friends

of the company a way to make the future a little brighter for people in need –

especially now, when the needs are so great. Our Giving Program

(https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&l=en&o=2844045-1&h=363218&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wilburellis.com%2F100th-anniversary%2Fgiving-program%2F&a=Giving+Program ) is intended to make a positive difference,

and it also builds on a $100,000 donation Wilbur-Ellis made last April to support

the Red Cross' response to the COVID-19 pandemic."


Executive Chairman of the Wilbur-Ellis Board of Directors, former CEO, and

grandson of company founder Brayton Wilbur Sr., John Thacher, reflected on

today's challenges and the lessons from our past.


"2020 has been a challenging year for us all. But since the company was founded

by my grandfather and two friends back in 1921, Wilbur-Ellis has come through

all kinds of difficulties … wars, recessions, natural disasters, stock market

crashes and everything in between. Through it all, it has been the people of

Wilbur-Ellis – our employees, customers and business partners – who've made the

difference. By working together and supporting one another, we can manage

through the tough times and celebrate the good ones, now and for the next 100 years."


To learn more about the Giving Program

(https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&l=en&o=2844045-1&h=363218&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wilburellis.com%2F100th-anniversary%2Fgiving-program%2F&a=Giving+Program ) and

Wilbur-Ellis' 100-year history, please visit www.wilburellis.com/100th-anniversary.


About the Wilbur-Ellis Companies


Founded in 1921, the Wilbur-Ellis companies are leading international

marketers, distributors and manufacturers of agricultural products, animal

nutrients and specialty chemicals and ingredients. By developing strong

relationships, making strategic market investments and capitalizing on new

opportunities, the Wilbur-Ellis companies have continued to grow the business

with sales of over $3 billion. For more information about Wilbur-Ellis' 100th

Anniversary celebration, please visit www.wilburellis.com/100th-anniversary.

For information about the company, please visit www.wilburellis.com.


SOURCE  Wilbur-Ellis


CONTACT:  Katherine Fordon, Wilbur-Ellis, +1 (415) 218-5426,