MIDLAND, Mich., June 12, 2020 - SK Siltron CSS announced today a $50,000 donation to the Midland Area Community Foundation (MACF) to support flood relief efforts in the area.
The MACF Flood Relief Project Fund was created to provide flood relief to all populations in Midland County following the failure of two area dams in May. More than 2,500 homes, businesses and nonprofits were damaged or destroyed by the floods.
“We are so very thankful for SK Siltron’s kind gift to help our community recover from this flood,” said Sharon Mortensen, President and CEO of MACF. “It is through donations like this and the resiliency of our residents that the Midland area will be able to overcome this disaster.”
Dr. Jianwei Dong, CEO of SK Siltron CSS, delivered the monetary donation for flood relief program to the MACF. SK Siltron CSS also presented a donation of masks to assist with Covid-19 efforts. The flood recovery comes as the area, along with the rest of the U.S., continues to deal with the challenges of the pandemic.
“SK Siltron CSS is proud to call the Midland area home and was deeply concerned about the impact of the flooding,” said Dr. Jianwei Dong, CEO of SK Siltron CSS. “We are grateful for the MACF in mobilizing flood relief efforts and hope our donation can provide valuable support to local residents.”
In addition to the MACF contributions, SK Siltron CSS employees donated cleaning products, water and food to the United Way of Midland County’s flood relief program. The employees also raised $750 for the program.
SK Siltron CSS was established on March 1, 2020, in Auburn, Mich., as a result of SK Siltron’s acquisition of DuPont’s Compound Semiconductor Solutions business. The company, a subsidiary of South Korea-based SK Siltron, is one of the world’s leaders in supplying single-crystal SiC materials to global power electronics industry.
SK Siltron plans to invest in the Michigan site to provide base materials to create components for electric vehicles and advanced telecommunications networks. SK Siltron is an affiliate company of SK Group, South Korea's third-largest conglomerate with global businesses in semiconductors, telecommunications, energy and life sciences.
“As part of our core business philosophy, SK strives to create both economic and social value in the communities where we operate,” Dr. Dong said. “We hope this donation is one small indication of our long-term commitment to have a positive impact on the Midland area.”