Viracon Sends Trucks to Baton Rouge to Aid in Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort

Viracon dispatched four semi trucks over the Labor Day weekend to deliver relief supplies to Hurricane Katrina victims. Trucks left on Friday, September 2 carrying water, diapers and baby formula. Trucks stopped first at Fox [channel] Nine in Eden Prairie, Minn., before beginning the two-day trip to Baton Rouge, La. Viracon has been working with Fox News, WFTC and UPN 9 are orchestrating the effort.

"We had employees asking how they could help out. We spoke with Fox 9 news yesterday [September 1] which was asking for fleet truck assistance. We met internally at 9 a.m. [and] by 10 a.m. plans were well underway," said Jim Wendorff, Viracon's vice president of human resources. He added that the first truck left for Eden Prairie late Friday morning to be loaded and the second left Viracon at 3:30 p.m.

"As the nation knows, flood victims are desperate for help and supplies. Both personally and as a company, we wanted to assist," added Jim Huber, distribution manager. "It's important for New Orleans to know that we're aware of their needs and are trying to help.

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