JM Eagle, the world’s largest manufacturer of plastic pipe, has announced that is has become a member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).

Each member of CGI creates a Commitment to Action — a plan to take specific steps to make the world a better place. JM Eagle will expand its philanthropic efforts to provide people in some of the poorest nations in the world with clean, safe drinking water. Today, JM Eagle pipe is carrying clean water to more than 125,000 people in seven countries in the Sub-Saharan region of Africa and to another 13,000 poverty-stricken families in 63 Senegal villages through an ongoing association with Columbia University’s Earth Institute. 

“JM Eagle is driven to ensure the development of a long-term infrastructure in emergent countries that will provide safe, clean water for generations to come,” said JM Eagle president and CEO Walter Wang. “It is an honor to join the distinguished members of the Clinton Global Initiative. Together we will make a profound impact on this pressing challenge facing the world.”

JM Eagle has supported efforts to bring clean water to communities in developing countries around the world believing it is one of the essential needs to effectively address illness and poverty. The company has provided plastic pipe and other materials to transport drinking water in Honduras and has supported a project to develop water delivery and sanitation systems for needy communities in Northern Thailand.

JM Eagle has been widely recognized for its charitable giving. Earlier this month, Walter Wang and his wife, Shirley, received the 2010 Public Service Award from the Asia Pacific American Legal Center for their commitment to improving the global community through their philanthropic activities in China, Africa and the United States.

With 22 manufacturing plants throughout North America, JM Eagle manufactures the widest array of high-grade, high-performance polyvinyl chloride and high-density polyethylene pipe across a variety of industries and applications including utility, solvent weld, electrical conduit, natural gas, irrigation, potable water and sewage.

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative convenes global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. For more information, visit www.clintonglobalinitiative.org.

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