GAF facility in Peru to host introduction day for nonprofits

Luncheon set March 7 in Rob Wren Community Room in Peru Municipal Building

Peru City Hall in Peru, Illinois

The GAF facility in northern Peru is extending an invitation to nonprofit organizations to introduce themselves to the community, Economic Development Director Bob Vickrey said during Monday’s City Council meeting.

Vickrey said GAF will be hosting a luncheon at noon March 7 in the Ron Wren Community Room at the Peru Municipal Building, 1901 Fourth St.

“They have a presentation they would like to make,” he said. “For example, they have 4,800 employees, they have 28 locations throughout the U.S, one in four homes in America are protected by a GAF Roof.”

Mayor Ken Kolowski said he remembers meeting GAF with Director of Engineering & Zoning Eric Carls and Corporate Counsel Scott Schweickert and GAF managers said they were going to come into the community and be more than just a manufacturing facility.

“They got a lot of charitable things that they do in communities,” he said. “This is a good reach out.”

Vickrey said any nonprofit organization interested in being a part of the luncheon should reach out to the city to be placed on the list.

“There’s a certain number of people that I think we can handle in the Ron Wren room and we can’t exceed that,” he said. “It’s a first come, first served. But any interested organization: please reach out.”

Any nonprofit organization interested in attending can call the city of Peru at 815-223-0061.