Cultec Steps up to Help U.S. Marines

BROOKFIELD, CT/March 3, 2011 - CULTEC, a Brookfield, Conn.-based company, is supporting two Marine Corps Family Foundation's drives to benefit the U.S. Marines.
The first initiative is the Wounded Warriors drive supporting wounded Marines at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. They need new loose, slip-on basketball shorts, breakaway sweatpants, t-shirts, sweatshirts, DVDs, books, magazines and any other items with the Marine Corps emblem.

The other initiative is a Summer Care Package drive to support the Marines deployed in Afghanistan. They need personal care items, including travel-sized soaps, shampoos, hand sanitizers and deodorants; pre-packaged individual serving size snacks and foods; and miscellaneous things such as Ziploc® bags, batteries, sewing kits, paperback books, puzzle books and magazines.
The Marine Corps Family Foundation also accepts cash donations. Checks can be made out to the Marine Corps Family Foundation and contributors should indicate which drive they would like to support.

CULTEC is collecting donations for both drives until May 9 at its headquarters at 878 Federal Road, Brookfield, CT 06804.

Marjorie Hackett Wallace, a New Britain, Conn., resident whose son is a Marine and who works directly with the Marine Corps Family Foundation, accepts donations until May 31 at this location: 103 Elbridge Road, New Britain, CT 06052.
For more information about the drives, please call Hackett Wallace at (860) 224-7635 or visit For more information about CULTEC, please call (203) 775-4416 or visit

About the Marine Corps Family Foundation:

The Marine Corps Family Foundation mission is one of commitment, collaboration and communication to encourage and support our United States Marines and their families through the administration of special projects, coordinating volunteers and donations, and networking with supportive organizations and agencies. Visit


In 1986, CULTEC introduced its Contactor® and Recharger® HDPE septic and stormwater chambers and helped begin a revolution toward the use of plastic construction products. Since then, several product developments and strategic alliances have made CULTEC a cutting-edge R&D-based manufacturer. CULTEC chambers can be used as subsurface retention or detention systems and as replacements for ponds, concrete structures or pipe and stone installations.

CULTEC manufactures nine different chamber sizes ranging from 8.5" - 32" to accommodate almost any site parameter. The chambers' perforated sidewalls and fully open bottoms promote maximum infiltration capability and allow for the transfer of high volumes of water at a low velocity. The units can be installed singularly or in series in single- or multi-layer beds.

In addition, CULTEC developed its own in-line side portal manifold system, which eliminates the need for a conventional pipe header system, and water quality unit for maintaining CULTEC chamber systems. CULTEC products meet H-25 wheel load requirements, have a 10-year warranty and are currently modeled in HydroCAD®, Bentley Systems, Inc.'s PondPack®, Autodesk, Inc.'s Storm and Sanitary Analysis, and Streamline Technologies' ICPR®.

CULTEC's technical staff offers free design assistance including preliminary calculations and job-specific CAD details. A free CULTEC StormGenie(TM), an AutoCAD® Plug-In for designing CULTEC systems, and a free HydroCAD CULTEC custom edition are also available from the company. In addition, CULTEC products can contribute to the U.S. Green Building Council's credits, under the LEED rating system, when the project is designed per LEED requirements.

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