Wilbur-Ellis Company Donates to Victims of Philippines
November 19, 2013 —
SAN FRANCISCO — November 19, 2013 — Wilbur-Ellis Company announced that it has donated $25,000 USD to the Philippines Relief Fund through the American Red Cross following Typhoon Haiyan that has devastated the lives of many.
“We’re grateful that our employees were unharmed during this catastrophic event, and we’re also grateful to be able to financially assist the communities during their relief efforts,” said John Thacher, president and CEO of Wilbur-Ellis. “Our history is deeply rooted in the Philippines and we continue to send our thoughts and prayers to those who are suffering.”
The company has been operating in the Philippines since 1898 through its Connell Brothers Division, and currently has offices in Manila, Cebu, and Davao City with over 100 employees.
About Wilbur-Ellis Company
Founded in 1921, Wilbur-Ellis is a leading international marketer and distributor of agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and ingredients. By developing strong relationships, making strategic market investments and capitalizing on new opportunities, Wilbur-Ellis has continued to grow its business with sales now over $3 billion.
About Connell Brothers
Founded in 1895, Connell Brothers is a division of Wilbur-Ellis Company and is the largest marketer and distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia-Pacific with a keen focus on technical service, customer support, and environmental, health, and safety. Connell Brothers provides complete supply chain management from transportation, documentation, warehousing, and sales and distribution in 17 countries and in 37 offices located throughout Asia-Pacific.