AVON LAKE, OHIO - Geon Co. is spearheading a vinyl industry coalition that will contribute $100,000 worth of building materials to a Habitat for Humanity project in Cleveland. Geon, based in Avon Lake, organized the group of mostly Ohio-based manufacturers of vinyl building products, donated PVC resin and coordinated vinyl siding scrap recycling at the construction site.
Geon's Ohio partners are Lamson & Sessions Co. of Cleveland, which is providing pipe and electrical boxes; Mueller Plastics Corp. of Upper Sandusky, fittings; Dayton Technologies of Monroe and Larmco Window Inc. of Walton Hills, windows; and Norandex Inc. of Macedonia, siding. The coalition also includes Armstrong World Industries Inc. of Lan-caster, Pa., and Interface Floor-ing Systems of La Grange, Ga.
Last month, 50 Geon employees participated in an eight-day, six-home building blitz that kicked off the Cleveland Habitat project, which will build 24 houses in all by year's end.
Harbour Town Plastics Inc. of Vermilion, Ohio, will convert vinyl scrap from the job site into skirting panels for mobile homes.
Last year's Jimmy Carter Work Project in Los Angeles marked Habitat's first on-site recycling of vinyl scrap, with the Vinyl Institute of Morristown, N.J., heading the effort. Geon also supplied PVC for products used in that building blitz.