PolyOne Exceeds Fundraising Goal; Raises $628,000 for North American United Way Agencies

Oct 28, 2010, 10:00 ET from PolyOne Corporation

CLEVELAND, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions headquartered in Avon Lake, Ohio, and its employees at 33 locations in Canada, Mexico and the United States raised $628,000 for United Way, surpassing 2009 donations by more than 20 percent.

The executive sponsor of PolyOne's United Way campaign, Ken Smith, senior vice president, reflected that the campaign results are indicative of the company's spirit of giving. "Social responsibility is not merely a corporate slogan, nor is it an individual endeavor.  The associates of PolyOne united to help our neighbors in need, demonstrating our potential when we work together toward a common goal."

PolyOne employs more than 4,500 worldwide, including 2,500 in North America.  "We are proud that our collective effort will benefit countless people in the communities where PolyOne operates in North America," said Larry Johnson, global healthcare marketing director and the 2010 chair of PolyOne's United Way campaign.

Communities surrounding PolyOne sites in Avon Lake, Ohio; Ayer, Mass.; Bethlehem, Pa.; Chesterfield, Mich.; Clinton, Tenn.; Dyersburg, Tenn.; Eagan, Minn.; Elk Grove Village, Ill.; Glendale, Ariz.; Henry, Ill.; Kennesaw, Ga.; Long Beach, Calif.; Louisville, Ky.; Massillon, Ohio; McHenry, Ill.; Mississauga, Ontario;  North Baltimore, Ohio; North Haven, Conn.; Norwalk, Ohio; Orangeville, Ontario; Pasadena, Texas; Pedricktown, N.J.; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; Romeoville, Ill.; Seabrook, Texas; Statesville, N.C.; St. Louis, Mo.; St. Remi, Quebec; Sullivan, Mo.; Suwanee, Ga.; Terre Haute, Ind.; Toluca, Mexico; and Vonore, Tenn. will benefit from the fundraising campaign.

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2009 revenues of $2.1 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. Headquartered outside of Cleveland, Ohio USA, PolyOne has operations around the world. For additional information on PolyOne, visit our Web site at www.polyone.com.

SOURCE PolyOne Corporation