At least two companies associated with the PVF industry have seen fit to open their coffers with $100,000+ donations to help relief efforts after the Indian Ocean tsunamis devastated coastlines in 12 nations.

IPSCO Inc. donated $100,000 to the Red Cross South Asia Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. The company pledged $50,000 during a Regina (Canada) radio station media blitz to help the Canadian Red Cross raise money. The other $50,000 will be provided to the American Red Cross.

In addition, IPSCO established an Employee Donations Fund to facilitate personal donations from its employees in Canada and the United States, and announced that it will match every dollar contributed by its employees.

“IPSCO is a compassionate company that wants to do something to assist those devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that has hit many parts of Asia and east Africa,” said CEO David Sutherland.

Flowserve Corp. also announced that on behalf of its 14,000 employees around the world, it would donate up to $100,000 to the Red Cross for relief efforts in Southeast Asia. Flowserve chose this organization based on its global reach and disaster expertise.

Flowserve made an initial donation of $50,000 to the Red Cross and conducted a fundraising drive that will match dollar-for-dollar the first $50,000 donated by its employees.

“Thankfully, our current information indicates that none of our employees or their direct family members has been injured or lost,” said CEO C. Scott Greer. “But, our employees from around the world realize other families and companies weren't as fortunate, so they immediately took action in the days following the disaster. Southeast Asia is very important to Flowserve, as our operations in the region support many of our largest customers.”