Mount Holly Springs, PA
The YWCA is an organization empowering tomorrow's female leaders and focuses on eliminating racism while empowering women and children through diversity and inclusion programs.
With this donation, Ahlstrom-Munksjö is supporting the Girl Power! L.E.A.D.S (lead, empower, advocate, develop, serve) leadership program – designed for school girls in the local area. The program focuses on character development and effective teamwork in order to prepare girls to become change agents in their communities.
"The youth of today are the future of tomorrow! The Carlisle YWCA offers extraordinary programs designed to eliminate racism, social and economic injustice barriers by empowering women and children of all ethnicities through leadership and development programs. In the U.S., about half of the workforce is female but unfortunately only approximately one-third of women are in leadership positions. Sponsoring programs like Girl Power! L.E.A.D.S. through the Carlisle YWCA aims to close that gap." says Karen Volz, HR Manager based in Mount Holly Springs.
Communicating the Ahlstrom-Munksjö mission and values among citizens around our plants is key in promoting our everyday actions and way of working. This is especially valuable when we can clearly demonstrate the impact that us, as employees, and our products can have on the community.
The staff from our plant in Mount Holly Springs took part to the “Career Day” at Mount Holly Springs Elementary School, located nearby the facility. The aim of the initiative was to instruct the young students, explaining what we do, what is the use of our products and how they affect the community.
Other than learning about our company and way of working, the kids had the opportunity to witness our products “in action”. Disruptor® media for water purification was chosen as the star attraction for a demonstration that truly caught the attention of the young audience. The ability of Disruptor® to turn “dirty” water to clean drinkable water was the most talked about among students from the 8 classes that witnessed the experiment. A short lesson to transmit to the younger generation how Ahlstrom-Munksjö products can affect and improve lives and impact the world positively.
Each year, right before Christmas, the team at Ahlstrom-Munksjö supports children and families of the local community in need with different donations.
Christmas gifts are wrapped and distributed to young kids and the families are brought some relief with food baskets.
Lateral flow assays provide rapid diagnosis for a wide variety of medical conditions.
Our ability and experience in the treatment of high performance material brought a crucial contribution in the development of our solutions for rapid test kits and diagnostic devices components.
Our portfolio of cards allows collection and transportation of biological samples at ambient temperature.
These cards provide efficient and convenient screening of infectious diseases, are used for human identification, forensics and genetic mapping.
Filter media used in personal and residential water purification devices with the ability to remove viruses, bacteria and harmful contaminants from water making it safe to consume.
Our filter materials find application in the fast food industry, in the production of alcoholic and soft beverages as well as in the processing of syrups, cooking oils and shortenings ensuring their quality.
The Pennsylvania plant in Mount Holly Springs was built in 1856 as Mount Holly Paper Company Mill, one of four paper mills in the region at the time.
The plant acquisition by Ahlstrom in 1989 resulted in major investments in water purity and capacity increase due to a new facility on Butler Street.
Today the operations in our Mount Holly Springs site continue in the two facilities in the original Yates street (paper machine and R&D) and Butler street building (converting facilities and office for functions such as sales, HR, finance).