Westlake and its employees have a proud history of supporting the communities that surround its various facilities. In the Houston area our activities include support of the Houston Grand Opera, the United Way, Junior Achievement, the Health Museum, Asia Society and Madre a Madre.
In Louisiana we are one of the highest per-capita contributor to the United Way. These operations also support the Adopt-A-Family toy and food drive, the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, as well as various college scholarship funds and volunteer fire departments.
In Kentucky, Westlake ranks among the top company contributors to the Calvert City United Fund Program, the Marshall County Relay for Life, and the McCracken County March of Dimes Walk America. The company has launched a program to help provide Automatic External Defibrillators to area schools, which has already saved the life of a man at Murray State University. Westlake also makes donations to the Four Rivers Performing Arts Center in Paducah, Kentucky.
Our subsidiaries, North American Pipe and Westech Building Products, also reflect the Westlake spirit of involvement. Both companies have given generously of both time and product to Habitat for Humanity, the United Way and other local entities.
Our corporate commitment is augmented by the dedication and generosity of our employees. They regularly teach Junior Achievement at inner-city schools, they have adopted two schools in need, they provided mentoring to at-risk elementary school children, and they have volunteered their time as Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
Community outreach is also vitally important to Westlake. We produce regular community letters, maintain a 24-hour hotline and participate in Community Advisory Panels.