STRONGSVILLE, Ohio--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--More than 60 volunteers from Momentive Performance Materials Inc.’s (“Momentive Performance Materials” or the “Company”) quartz and ceramics business will go to camp rather than work on Sept. 18 - they will spend the day making improvements to Camp Cheerful, a camp for children with special needs.
“We do quite a bit of project pre-planning and utilize the talents of our engineers, plant tradesmen, and other associates. It is a real team approach to solving problems and making improvements to the Camp in support of their programs”
After months of planning and organization, Momentive Performance Material’s “Team Momentive” volunteers will tackle an ambitious list of projects during the activity. These include:
- building wood decking over existing wood floors to improve wheelchair access in two pavilions;
- constructing a large wooden rocking horse to provide children with muscular dystrophy a station for leg stretching before therapeutic horseback rides on the camp’s sensory trail;
- improving plumbing and drainage for the camp’s horse washing station;
- repainting the interiors of two buildings;
- improving the camp entryway landscaping.
This will mark the eighth consecutive year that Momentive Performance Materials associates have made improvements at Camp Cheerful, which provides children who have a broad range of physical, emotional, neurological and developmental disabilities with a robust camp experience. Team Momentive activities like these are part of the company’s overall sustainability strategy to provide support to the communities in which the company operates.
“This is a great opportunity for us to give back to the community and it also is a great team-building activity for our people,” said Chuck Froehlich, plant manager for Momentive’s Strongsville facility. Associates from Momentive facilities in Strongsville, Willoughby and Richmond Heights participate in the program.
In previous years, the Momentive team built a bridge and sensory stations for the therapeutic horseback riding program, sandblasted and repainted the pool, built an activities cabin, constructed and painted picnic tables, and made other site improvements.
“We do quite a bit of project pre-planning and utilize the talents of our engineers, plant tradesmen, and other associates. It is a real team approach to solving problems and making improvements to the Camp in support of their programs,” Froehlich said.
About Camp Cheerful
Camp Cheerful offers children with special needs a caring, residential camp experience in an outdoor environment. Opened in 1947, it was Ohio’s first camp for children with special needs. The camp is part of the Achievement Centers for Children, a nonprofit organization that provides support, services, and programs that help children achieve their full potential in life. Comprehensive services to children with disabilities and their families are provided through education and autism services, therapy, family support, recreation and adapted sports.
About the Company
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is a global leader in silicones and advanced materials, with a 70-year heritage of being first to market with performance applications for major industries that support and improve everyday life. The Company delivers science-based solutions, by linking custom technology platforms to opportunities for customers. Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC.
Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC (“Momentive”) is the ultimate parent company of Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. Momentive is a global leader in specialty chemicals and materials, with a broad range of advanced specialty products that help industrial and consumer companies support and improve everyday life. Its technology portfolio delivers tailored solutions to meet the diverse needs of its customers around the world. Momentive was formed in October 2010 through the combination of entities that indirectly owned Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. The capital structures and legal entity structures of both Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. and their respective subsidiaries and direct parent companies, remain separate. Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. file separate financial and other reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Momentive is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. Additional information about Momentive and its products is available at www.momentive.com.