| I'm going to
try my best to convince you to remove USFilter and Culligan from your list of
French companies to ban. Here goes...
USFilter is a
North American business, based in California, managed by an American management
team, and with a business presence in 46 states and many of the provinces of
Canada. USFilter owns Culligan, which is headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois.
Our 14,000 employees are located at approximately 800 offices, plants, and
factories across the country. They and their families are your neighbors and
are active members of their home communities. They support local civic and
charitable organizations, volunteer in schools and churches, serve in
government. Many are veterans. USFilter and Culligan both employ thousands of
hard-working, tax-paying Americans, some which have been with the company for
USFilter is the clear leader in the
American water market. We have supplied water and wastewater equipment,
technology, and services to thousands of North American customers, and manage
billions of gallons of water a day. Chances are the water you use on a regular
basis-from the coffee you brew to the water you bathe in, wash your car with,
or fish or canoe on weekends--is connected in some way with USFilter.
USFilter's business activity has a significant financial
impact in North America.
* USFilter's annual North American payroll
is $636 million. Fringe benefits add another $191 million. Total is $822
million, or $2.25 million a day.
* USFilter purchases $1.3 billion
of goods and services in the United States and Canada every year, or more than
$3.5 million a day.
* USFilter distributes products and services via
some 275 independent manufacturers representatives and distributors, and 900
independent and company-owned dealers throughout the United States - a total of
more than 1,100 North American small businesses who rely heavily on their
business partnership with USFilter.
I could go on,
but I think the point I'm trying to make is pretty clear: by boycotting
USFilter and Culligan, you're hurting some of the very people you're trying to
help with this web site - Americans.
USFilter, Public Relations