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AFL Brazil Honored for Strong Humanitarian Involvement ITAJUBA, Brazil & ALLEN PARK, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 8,
2003--AFL Brazil was awarded the prestigious "Paul Harris Fellow"
commendation from Rotary Club Itajuba-Oeste recently. This honor,
named for the entity's founder, is the greatest commendation granted
by Rotary International. It is granted to people, companies and
institutions that have collaborated towards community and humanitarian
projects of the Rotary International.
AFL Brazil, which partnered with the Rotary Club Itajuba-Oeste on
several projects, received the commendation for its support of
PolioPlus, a worldwide campaign that promotes the purchase and free
distribution of vaccines with the purpose of eradicating polio.
Mrs. Laercio Caldeira of the Rotary Club presented the award to
Jose Carlos Vieira, General Manager of AFL Brazil. In accepting the
commendation he said, "In my name and the name of all AFL employees,
I'm very proud to receive this special distinction from the Rotary. An
Alcoa vision of social accountability and volunteer work is one of its
strategic pillars in order to be the best company."
Rotary International is an organization of business and
professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian
service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help
build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries
worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than
30,000 Rotary clubs.
AFL Brazil, a part of AFL Automotive, an Alcoa business, is a
global industry leader and full-service supplier of complete
electrical distribution architecture, delivering a complete range of
expert capabilities in design, engineering, testing and manufacturing.
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