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DUCK(R) TAPE STANDS UP TO HURRICANE ANDREW

 DUCK(R) TAPE STANDS UP TO HURRICANE ANDREW
 WESTLAKE, Ohio, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- As Hurricane Andrew hit the


shores of Florida on Aug. 24, Manco, Inc. shipped out eight truckloads, or about 280,419 pounds, of Duck(R) Tape in one day to southern customers preparing their homes for the storm.
 "We got orders Monday morning, coordinated the shipments with our carriers to insure faster delivery, and got eight truckloads out the same day," said Steve Gullet, distribution manager at Manco's Hickory, N.C. warehouse. "That means a lot of people working a lot of extra hours to make sure we can help out in any way possible."
 "We are deeply concerned for the people affected by Hurricane Andrew," said Darla Ward, Manco's sales administrator. "We were successful in getting 375,000 rolls to the areas affected, sending our Manco Duck(R) in as an ambassador of our support. We will continue in our efforts to send help wherever it may be needed."
 Duck(R) Tape is used in storms such as Andrew for bundling down valuables left behind, for securing objects within the house that may be tossed about by the storm, and for weatherproofing whatever might be sealed or bandaged together.
 "The tape is criss-crossed over windows during a storm like this," said Stephanie McCarty, a Miami resident who faced the hurricane on Monday. "The idea is that it will hold the glass together from shattering, especially if it falls through."
 In 1989, Manco shipped more than 240,000 pounds of Duck(R) Tape in a two-day period to North Carolina to prepare for Hurricane Hugo. The company afterward received calls from customers, including one from a North Carolina resident who said that the tape kept her window from shattering when it fell on the floor a few feet from her newborn baby.
 Manco, a Westlake, Ohio company, is the world's leading manufacturer of Duck(R) Tape. Of the eight truckloads that went out on Aug. 24, two each went to Florida, Texas and Georgia, and one each to Mississippi and Arkansas.
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 /EDITOR'S NOTE: Photos are available upon request/
 /CONTACT: Kevin J. Krueger, director of corporate communications for Manco, Inc., 800-321-1733, or FAX 216-892-9256/ CO: Manco, Inc. ST: Ohio IN: SU:


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