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Tuesday, June 30 2020 - 05:43
Wilbur-Ellis Kicks Off 100th Anniversary Celebration With New Website and Giving Program That Benefits the Red Cross
SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Only a handful of companies last 100 years, and Wilbur-Ellis is beginning the 
celebration of its 100th anniversary, as we count down to that milestone on 
June 29, 2021.

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The celebration will continue over the next 12 months and includes a new 100th 
Anniversary website ( 
)and a new Giving Program ( 
)that will benefit the Red Cross in the U.S., Canada and Asia-Pacific – the 
areas where Wilbur-Ellis employees live and work. 

Wilbur-Ellis employees, the children in their families, and friends of the 
company (including customers, business partners and retirees) are invited to 
participate. On the 100th Anniversary website ( 
), each month a question will be posted for adults about how we can continue to 
grow, innovate, give and evolve – the themes of our celebration. Kids will have 
a question tailored just for them. For each response submitted, Wilbur-Ellis 
will make a donation to the Red Cross.

Details about the Giving Program ( 
) are posted on the 100th Anniversary website ( 
) – and while visitors are there, they'll find stories about Wilbur-Ellis 
history and reflections on what it means to be a 100-year-old company that is 
still owned by its founding family. 

"When we started the anniversary planning process, we knew we wanted to do more 
than just celebrate," said Wilbur-Ellis President and Chief Executive Officer 
John Buckley. "We wanted to tell the Wilbur-Ellis story, because we're very 
proud of our past. But we also wanted to give employees, our kids, and friends 
of the company a way to make the future a little brighter for people in need – 
especially now, when the needs are so great. Our Giving Program ( 
) is intended to make a positive difference, and it also builds on a $100,000 
donation Wilbur-Ellis made last April to support the Red Cross' response to the 
COVID-19 pandemic."

Executive Chairman of the Wilbur-Ellis Board of Directors, former CEO, and 
grandson of company founder Brayton Wilbur Sr., John Thacher, reflected on 
today's challenges and the lessons from our past. 

"2020 has been a challenging year for us all. But since the company was founded 
by my grandfather and two friends back in 1921, Wilbur-Ellis has come through 
all kinds of difficulties … wars, recessions, natural disasters, stock market 
crashes and everything in between. Through it all, it has been the people of 
Wilbur-Ellis – our employees, customers and business partners – who've made the 
difference. By working together and supporting one another, we can manage 
through the tough times and celebrate the good ones, now and for the next 100 

To learn more about the Giving Program ( 
) and Wilbur-Ellis' 100-year history, please visit

About the Wilbur-Ellis Companies

Founded in 1921, the Wilbur-Ellis companies are leading international 
marketers, distributors and manufacturers of agricultural products, animal 
nutrients and specialty chemicals and ingredients. By developing strong 
relationships, making strategic market investments and capitalizing on new 
opportunities, the Wilbur-Ellis companies have continued to grow the business 
with sales of over $3 billion. For more information about Wilbur-Ellis' 100th 
Anniversary celebration, please visit 
For information about the company, please visit

SOURCE  Wilbur-Ellis

CONTACT:  Katherine Fordon, Wilbur-Ellis, +1 (415) 218-5426,