Axalta Coating Systems has joined Ducks Unlimited as its newest corporate partner. A major developer, manufacturer and seller of industrial coatings in the US and 130 countries around the world, Axalta is now involved in a five-year, US$10-million wetlands conservation program with DU. “We are excited and grateful to have Axalta as DU’s newest corporate partner,” said Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall. “With their generous support, we can continue our goal to Rescue Our Wetlands.” “Axalta and DU will both benefit from projects that conserve wetlands and natural resources,” said Axalta chairman and CEO Charlie Shaver. “Axalta is committed to engage in sustainable manufacturing and practices, and to provide environmentally responsible products and application systems to our customers around the world, including expanding the availability of waterborne coatings. With sustainability and conservation at the forefront of our business, we look forward to doing great work with Ducks Unlimited.” DU’s chief conservation officer Paul Schmidt said the partnership with Axalta fits seamlessly with DU’s Rescue Our Wetlands campaign. “We will start with priority wetland projects under the umbrella of the Rescue Our Wetlands campaign, focusing specifically on the Gulf Coast and Great Lakes Initiatives,” he said. “Our biologists and engineers will deliver crucial restoration work in these important breeding, migration, and wintering areas which are near some of Axalta’s major U.S. manufacturing facilities.” Waterfowl wintering on the Gulf Coast will also benefit from Axalta’s support. Through this partnership, more than 15,000 acres of threatened coastal prairie wetlands and marshes will be targeted by DU for restoration, enhancement and maintenance. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s continually disappearing waterfowl habitats