MEDINA, Ohio, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RPM International Inc.
(NYSE: RPM) announced that Frank C. Sullivan, the company's president and
chief executive officer, participated today in a conversation hosted by
President George W. Bush, held at the Macomb Performing Arts Center in Clinton
Township, Michigan, which focused on asbestos litigation reform.
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"It was an honor and a privilege to participate in today's event," said
Sullivan. "I sincerely appreciate the President's interest in the 8,000
employees of RPM who, like the hundreds of thousands who work for other small-
to-midsize U.S. manufacturers, find themselves unfairly at the center of the
ever-increasing number of asbestos-related lawsuits. It is my hope that such
open discussions can lead to a solution that provides fair compensation for
the truly sick while fixing a broken system that is having a uniquely damaging
impact on America's manufacturing base, its workers, retirees and investors."
RPM International Inc., a holding company, owns subsidiaries that are
world leaders in specialty coatings and sealants serving both industrial and
consumer markets. RPM's industrial products include roofing systems, sealants,
corrosion control coatings, flooring coatings and specialty chemicals.
Industrial brands include Stonhard, Tremco, Carboline, Day-Glo, Euco and
Dryvit. RPM's consumer products are used by professionals and do-it-
yourselfers for home maintenance and improvement, automotive and boat repair
and maintenance, and by hobbyists. Consumer brands include Zinsser, Rust-
Oleum, DAP, Varathane, Bondo and Testors.
For more information, contact P. Kelly Tompkins, senior vice president of
RPM, at 330-273-8813.
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