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PELLA CORPORATION WINS FIRST-EVER 'PROMISE TO THE EARTH' AWARD; NATIONAL ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION HONORS PELLA FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP

 PELLA, Iowa, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- As the 121st anniversary of National Arbor Day is celebrated, a new dawn in corporate awareness for environmental stewardship is being recognized. Pella Corporation, the world's second largest wood window and door manufacturer, has been awarded the first-ever "Promise to the Earth" award by The National Arbor Day Foundation. This award will be given out annually to recognized sustained commitment and national leadership on the part of corporations that join forces with The National Arbor Day Foundation on special projects.
 During recent ceremonies at Arbor Day Lodge in Nebraska City, Neb., Pella Corporation received the "Promise to the Earth" award for supporting a number of environmental programs developed by the foundation. Currently, Pella is sponsoring the "Grow Your Own Tree" program for more than 115,000 second grade students nationwide and is the official windows and doors of the new Lied Conference Center educational facility at historic Arbor Day Farm. In addition, Pella Corporation is sponsoring Building With Trees seminars nationwide and has developed a corresponding Building With Trees brochure.
 In accepting the award, president and chief executive officer at Pella Corporation, Wayne Bevis commented, "We at Pella believe in working with and protecting the environment. As a quality wood window and door manufacturer, we feel a great responsibility toward educating the community on tree stewardship and commitment to providing free access to a number of environmental programs developed by The National Arbor Day Foundation."
 Pella Corporation is headquartered in Pella, with additional manufacturing facilities located in Carroll and Shenandoah, Iowa, as well as Panningen, Holland. Pella products are sold in a network of Pella Window Stores and selected building material retailers nationwide.
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 /CONTACT: Sherri Gillette of Pella Corporation, 515-628-6459 or (home) 515-628-9813/


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