For Immediate Release
Applied Industrial Technologies Donates $100,000 in Supplies
to the Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts
Cleveland, OH (September 19, 2005) – Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT)
today announced that it has organized the donation of more than $100,000 of safety and
work supplies to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.
At least twenty-five pallets of supplies and equipment in total are being shipped today,
September 19, to Volunteer Mobile, the agency distributing Applied’s donation throughout
the affected area. Included in the shipment are assorted leather gloves, flashlights, tools,
Kappler Tyvek suits, breathing masks, safety glasses, hand cleaner and more.
Through its local management in Montgomery, Alabama, Applied worked with the Alabama
governor's office to arrange the donation of badly needed supplies. “We’re very pleased we
can be of assistance at this time of great need,” said Bill Purser, President & Chief Operating
Officer for Applied. “This is truly a team humanitarian effort.”
The donation of supplies is in addition to employee cash contributions to the Red Cross
Disaster Relief Fund and Applied’s own Recovery Assistance Fund established to benefit the
immediate needs of Applied employees impacted by the hurricane.
With more than 440 facilities and 4,440 employee-associates across North America,
Applied Industrial Technologies is an industrial distributor that offers more than 2 million
parts critical to the operations of MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry. In
addition, Applied provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and
fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid
power shop services. For its fiscal year ended June 30, 2005, Applied posted sales of
$1.72 billion. Applied can be visited on the Internet at http://www.applied.com.
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For more information, contact Julie Kho, Applied Indus