WATERLOO, ON, July 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Kraus Group of Companies donates
$5,000 towards the Canadian Red Cross in support of the explosion in
On July 5th, 2013 a train carrying about 100,000 litres of crude oil was parked for
the evening. The train was parked uphill in Nantes, about 10 kilometres
west of Lac-Mégantic. Sometime throughout the night, the train slid
downhill where it burst into a series of massive explosions, which
devastated the core of Quebec's Lac-Mégantic. Dozens of businesses and
homes have been affected and 37 causalities have been reported with an
estimated 13 still missing.
"The entire Kraus team feels deeply for the families affected by this
horrible disaster. We cannot imagine the courage required by the Lac-
Mégantic community," comments Steve Malinowski, CEO and President of
Kraus Group of Companies, "and send our thoughts and continued strength
to those dealing with this tragedy."
The Kraus Group is one of the largest integrated carpet and flooring
manufacturers and distributors in North America with facilities
throughout Canada, USA and Australia. Established in 1959, the Group
has grown from a sole manufacturing facility to a multinational
distributor servicing approximately 10,000 Retailers in both the
residential and commercial flooring markets.
SOURCE: Kraus Group of Companies
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