Multinational companies get involved in Worcester community

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WORCESTER – Representatives from some of the region’s largest multinational businesses today listed the ways the companies and their employees get involved in Worcester, ranging from refinishing floors for nonprofits to funding scholarships.

But they also told about 35 people attending a Research Bureau forum at Unum Group offices that their corporations stick to priorities, avoid some activities and sometimes must get a little sneaky.

“The commitment to strong communities, strong communities and strong businesses, goes together,” said Bradley H. Johnson, vice president and general manager of abrasives in North America for Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, a Paris-based materials and building products company. “I don’t think one can exist without the other.”

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