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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Champion Laboratories Donates Care Packages to Troops in Iraq

ALBION, IL, July 14, 2009 – Champion Laboratories, Inc., the company behind the most trusted brand names in the automotive, fuel-dispensing and heavy-duty filtration industries, continues to demonstrate its commitment to the communities in which it operates by announcing that is has created and delivered “care packages” for United States troops stationed in Iraq. The 30 care packages—20 for men and 10 for women—consisted of wish-list items such as shampoo, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, hard candy and books. They were put together in the third week of June and then sent overseas so they could be in the hands of the troops on Independence Day, July 4.

The project was initiated and completed by members of Champion Laboratories’ Global Procurement department. This was the second set of care packages delivered to troops in Iraq in the last year and just the latest in a series of altruistic events undertaken by Champ’s nine-member Global Procurement team. Others include the “Adopt a Family for Easter Dinner” program and delivering care packages to nursing homes in the Albion, IL, area.

“We don’t take our freedom for granted,” said Mary E. Blair, Vice President, Global Procurement for Champion Laboratories. “We are fortunate to have jobs during this economy and want to give back to our community. I am very proud of our team. They participate in these programs on a volunteer basis and graciously donate their time, their money and their efforts.”

For more information on Champion Laboratories, please contact Averi Goodman, Marketing Coordinator, at (618) 445-5410, or visit www.champlabs.com.

Champion Laboratories, Inc., is a quality and technology leader and one of the world's largest manufacturers of filters and filtration products and related services to the automotive, retail, on-highway and off-highway fleet, heavy-duty and petroleum dispensing industries. Champion Laboratories, Inc., has been a trusted name in filters since 1955, providing high-efficiency performance in the most demanding work environments. For more information on the company or its products, please visit www.champlabs.com.