Reynolds Polymer launches foundation

Rodney Olson
Rodney Olson

Reynolds Polymer Technology in Grand Junction has launched a foundation designed to encourage employees to give back to the community.

The company matches every dollar employees donate to the Reynolds Polymer Employees Resource Foundation.

“We are beyond thrilled about starting this company-wide initiative,” said Rodney Olson, chief executive officer. “Our goal is to allow all team members to engage in a philanthropic cause of their choice and in doing this, we can continue our mindset of building the impossible across Mesa County and Colorado at large.”

The foundation focuses on three areas: employee needs during challenging moments in life, children and education sponsorships and community events and sponsorships. To date, the foundation has donated a total of almost $10,000 to a variety of causes, including the Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast, Central High School band program and Riverside Education Center.
The foundation also donated four barrels of toys to the Salvation Army holiday toy drive.

“This program has created an incredible sense of sustainability and unification around the office, and I am proud to work for an organization that makes giving back a priority,” said Todd King, a global logistics manager and president of the foundation.

Reynolds Polymer Technology manufactures acrylic and polymer products, including windows used in aquariums and swimming pools as well as architectural features and scientific applications. The company supplies half the windows used in major aquariums around the world.