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  • 07/06/2010 - Wisconsin companies contribute to Gulf cleanup effort

    Wisconsin companies contribute to Gulf cleanup effort.
    S.C. Johnson & Sons Inc. and Kohler Co. are among the Wisconsin firms contributing to the cause of cleaning up the oil-laden Gulf of Mexico.

    Kohler Rental, a Kohler Co. business, today announced it is providing temporary power and air conditioning services to wildlife rehabilitation centers located across several Gulf Coast States. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, a bureau in the U.S. Department of the Interior, established these wildlife M*A*S*H units following the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill that has been occurring in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana since April. Included in Kohler Rental?s support effort is Fort Jackson Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, an epicenter of bird rescue and cleaning operations located in Louisiana?s fringe coastal area south of New Orleans.

    ?The men and women rescuing, cleaning and nursing pelicans and other birds back to health in Gulf Coast states may not know Kohler Rental is onsite. And we?re not running the wildlife rescue camps. However, the people who do operate the rescue centers reached out to Kohler Rental and it?s our mission to climate control the rescue camp and deliver additional power. By providing a more comfortable working environment, Kohler Rental helps keep workers at their best throughout the countless hours spent caring for the helpless birds,? said Mike Nasif, general manager of Kohler Rental. ?Kohler Rental is involved in something a lot bigger than Kohler and fortunately what we do - providing for temporary climate control and power needs - can make a difference. It has been awe-inspiring to see the passion and dedication of the people we support as they save wildlife affected by this environmental disaster.?

    Racine-based S.C. Johnson is donating approximately 5,000 product units of its OFF! insect repellant to provide support to the large number of relief agencies, volunteers, government, and contractor groups.
    The company is partnering with Gifts in Kind International, an international nonprofit organization and one of the country's largest charities, to distribute the pest control products.

    The product will distributed through the Gifts in Kind organization over the next few weeks.

    Published July 6, 2010 - BizTimes Daily