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Engaging the Next Generation in Corporate Social Responsibility

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Posted 08/16/2018 by Anna Bosak, Community Affairs Specialist

H.B. Fuller is dedicated to supporting our communities around the world through philanthropy and employee volunteerism. Not only are our corporate social responsibility programs the right thing to do, CSR efforts have increasingly become an expectation from both consumers and employees. The next generation of workers expect that their employers will be socially involved, and take into consideration a company’s corporate citizenship when deciding where to work. Each year, H.B. Fuller welco...

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Connecting decoration, durability and functionality

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Posted 08/13/2018 by Tim Moore, Technical Manager, Durable Assembly

As their name implies, decorative surfaces seem to have the primary purpose of being decorative—something we like to look at. Just by looking around our homes, we are likely to spot a variety of decorative surfaces, such as the floor, our side tables, the kitchen cabinets and countertops, the bookshelves, our desk or the dining table. And, design trends and consumer preferences certainly have a large influence on the diversity of materials, colors and patterns. However, there is much more ...

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Smile! We’re Building a Better Future Together

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Posted 08/01/2018 by Steve Kenny, SVP Emerging Markets

H.B. Fuller has a long and proud tradition of corporate responsibility and global philanthropy. FEICA, the Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry, shares these values and is committed to working with the industry to improve its sustainability, safety, health and environmental (SHE) performance. Both organisations see these commitments as being central to the objective of safeguarding the environment and people’s health. As a long-standing, active member of FEICA, H.B. F...

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Setting the Standard in Emergency Response Uniforms

Firefighters standing in their emergency response uniforms outside of a firetruck.
Posted 07/26/2018 by Pierre-Yves JAUBARD, Business Development Manager Textile & Flexel

According to the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), there are over 360,000 total nationally-certified EMS personnel in the United States. These healthcare professionals respond to an estimated 37 million emergency calls every year, according to Medical News Bulletin. Furthermore, there are over two million total military personnel in the United States. Additionally, recent research indicates that he number of requests to PEMS (pre-hospital emergency medical services)...

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Innovation that Matters

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Posted 07/17/2018 by Abe Rezai, Vice President, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

As one of H.B. Fuller’s core competencies, innovation is a vital, guiding principle in every aspect of our business. By considering what’s possible, our exceptional team around the world continually looks ahead, identifying current and future technical market opportunities and developing solutions to solve product design and adhesion challenges. In 2017, we worked with customers to solve their adhesion problems and introduced more than 100 products to market. Two of those products...

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