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HON Industries Donates Money and Product to Recovery Efforts on East Coast

Submitted by: HON Industries, Inc.

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions

Posted: Oct 03, 2001 – 12:00 AM EST


Oct. 03 /CSRwire/ - HON Industries Inc. (NYSE:HNI) announced today a joint contribution from its members and its charitable foundation of $182,000 to the American Red Cross to assist the victims and recovery efforts from the tragedy on September 11, 2001. Since the attacks, HON Industries also has committed three truckloads of surplus furniture to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help with the immediate needs for emergency relief offices.

HON Industries' Charitable Foundation matched contributions made by HON Industries members (employees) to help the victims of the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. Donations by members ranged from individual members in Wisconsin and Minnesota donating thousands of dollars, to an Iowa member's young son donating $58.83 that he had been saving to buy a new bicycle.

"The HON Industries Charitable Foundation's primary mission is to benefit and enhance the communities and education programs where our members and their families live," said Jeff Fick, Vice President of Member and Community Relations. "However, in this instance, our nation is our community and our members responded with a heartfelt outpouring to help people through these difficult times."

"We are pleased that we will be sending contributions on behalf of our members and their families to help in ongoing recovery efforts," added Jack Michaels, Chairman, President and CEO of HON Industries. These contributions support our corporate Vision to be a responsible corporate citizen. "I want to thank our members who came through in this time of need to help those affected by these terrible attacks. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones in this tragedy."

The company continues to look for other ways to support the recovery efforts through financial relief and product assistance.

HON Industries Inc. is the nation's largest producer of middle-market office furniture and the third largest office furniture manufacturer in North America. HON Industries is also the nation's leading manufacturer and marketer of gas- and wood-burning fireplaces. HON Industries is well positioned, with strong brand names, in fast growing segments of the core businesses in which it competes. The company provides its customers a broad selection of quality products, with quick delivery, at attractive prices. HON Industries has a strong commitment to customer satisfaction and to enhancing shareholder value. HON Industries was named one of the 400 Best Big Companies in America by Forbes' Magazine in 2001, and one of the World's Top 100 Best-Managed Companies by IndustryWeek for 2000.

For more information, please contact:

Jeff Fick HON Industries Inc.
Phone: (563) 264-7091


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