The Foundation will provide assistance to AZZ employees and their immediate family members as well as support other non-profit organizations
FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AZZ Inc. (AZZ), a global provider of metal coating services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services, today announced the launch of The AZZ Cares Foundation (the "Foundation"), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed on December 21, 2017 and qualified as a charitable fund on August 29, 2018.
The mission of the Foundation is to provide assistance to the employees and families of AZZ and its subsidiary companies who are impacted by an emergency, disaster, or personal hardship. Additionally, the Foundation plans to support and enhance other organizations that are exempt from taxation as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Code and organizations described in Section 170(b)(1)(A)(i)-(vi) of the Code.
Paul Fehlman, Chief Financial Officer of AZZ Inc. commented, "The AZZ Cares Foundation demonstrates just how much AZZ cares about its employees, their families and the communities in which they live and work. It has the power to change lives and help when help is needed the most." Mr. Fehlman will serve as the Foundation's Director and President in addition to his duties at AZZ.
About The AZZ Cares Foundation
The AZZ Cares Foundation is a Texas non-profit corporation formed on December 21, 2017 and qualified as a charitable fund on August 29, 2018. The Foundation provides charitable support and assistance to AZZ employees and their families when an emergency, disaster, or personal hardship occurs and provides charitable support to other 501(c)(3) organizations that serve the communities in which AZZ employees live and work. More information about the Foundation, including how to make a charitable donation, can be found at https://www.azzcaresfoundation.org.
About AZZ Inc.
AZZ Inc. is a global provider of metal coating services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services to the markets of power generation, transmission, distribution and industrial in protecting metal and electrical systems used to build and enhance the world's infrastructure. AZZ Metal Coatings is a leading provider of metal finishing solutions for corrosion protection, including hot dip galvanizing to the North American steel fabrication industry. AZZ Energy is dedicated to delivering safe and reliable transmission of power from generation sources to end customers, and automated weld overlay solutions for corrosion and erosion mitigation to critical infrastructure in the energy markets worldwide.
Safe Harbor Statement
Certain statements herein about our expectations of future events or results constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as, "may," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "continue," or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Such forward-looking statements are based on currently available competitive, financial and economic data and management's views and assumptions regarding future events. Such forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, and investors must recognize that actual results may differ from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, changes in customer demand and response to products and services offered by AZZ, including demand by the power generation markets, electrical transmission and distribution markets, the industrial markets, and the metal coatings markets; prices and raw material cost, including zinc and natural gas which are used in the hot dip galvanizing process; changes in the political stability and economic conditions of the various markets that AZZ serves, foreign and domestic, customer requested delays of shipments, acquisition opportunities, currency exchange rates, adequacy of financing, and availability of experienced management and employees to implement AZZ's growth strategy. AZZ has provided additional information regarding risks associated with the business in AZZ's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2018 and other filings with the SEC, available for viewing on AZZ's website at www.azz.com and on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements herein and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. These statements are based on information as of the date hereof and AZZ assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
State Fundraising Disclosures
Your gift is very much appreciated and may be tax deductible pursuant to IRC §170(c). A copy of The AZZ Cares Foundation latest financial report, when available, may be obtained by writing to the contacts, below. If you are a resident of one of these states, you may obtain financial information directly from the state agency: FLORIDA – A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, 1-800-435-7352 (800-HELP-FLA) WITHIN THE STATE OR VISITING www.800helpfla.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Florida Reg. # CH56694; GEORGIA - A full and fair description of our programs and our financial statement summary is available upon request at the Georgia Secretary of State, 214 State Capitol, Atlanta GA 30334, or by calling 844-753-7825; MARYLAND – For the cost of copies and postage, documents and information filed under the Maryland charitable organizations laws can be obtained from the Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401; VIRGINIA – Virginia State Office of Consumer Affairs, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services, PO Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218; WEST VIRGINIA – Residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. WISCONSIN - A financial statement of the charitable organization disclosing assets, liabilities, fund balances, revenue, and expenses for the preceding fiscal year will be provided to any person upon request. Registration with any of these state agencies does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by any state
Paul Fehlman, Senior Vice President –Finance and CFO
AZZ Inc. 817-810-0095
Joe Dorame, Robert Blum or Joe Diaz
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