MINNETONKA, Minn., September 8, 2021 — APPLIED Adhesives, a premier adhesive solutions provider in North America, participated in its third annual Operation Backpack, providing essential school supplies to nearly 400 students from underserved communities.

Operation Backpack prepares back-to-school backpacks for children in need with the goal of taking the stress out of going back to school and leveling the academic playing field.

“Ensuring students have the resources they need to succeed is one of the most important things we can do to make a positive impact in our community,” said John Feriancek, president and chief executive officer at APPLIED Adhesives. “The start of this school year has been difficult for many families across the country, and we are honored to join the other businesses, organizations, and individuals all coming together to help remove barriers to learning.”

APPLIED Adhesives employees filled backpacks with pencils, crayons, glue, and notebooks, contributing over $6,000 in donated supplies. APPLIED Adhesives partnered with CommonBond Communities, Livingston Educational Service Agency, Ministry Village, North Kent Connect, and Sacramento Children’s Home to help fulfill students’ basic needs as they prepare to return to the classroom.

About APPLIED Adhesives

APPLIED Adhesives, founded in 1971, is a premier adhesive solutions provider for the packaging, paper converting, graphic arts, bottle labeling, product assembly, and automotive industries. The company is a value-added distributor of hot melt, water-based, and reactive adhesives as well as dispensing equipment. APPLIED Adhesives serves as a critical supply chain partner to leading adhesive manufacturers and formulators by offering reach and high service levels to an expansive customer base. For more information, please visit www.appliedadhesives.com.

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