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Gulfstream Donates 5,500 Square Yards Of Carpet To Local Organizations
Carpet is Recycled from Gulfstream's Workshop Held at the New Savannah International Trade & Convention Center

Savannah, GA, June 15, 2000 -- Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD),has donated 5,500 square yards of carpet to local organizations. The almost new carpet, recycled from a Gulfstream function last week, was distributed to the groups following the event.

"After using this carpet at our most important function for customers, we were pleased to be able to recycle a large amount of it and make some local organizations extremely happy," said Marsha Grovenstein, director of community relations and employee programs. "That's a good day for all of us when we can donate to the community."

The organizations receiving carpet included:

  • St. Martin Deporres Society (Kids Café)
  • Life Bridge Ministries
  • Girl Scouts Council
  • Teen Challenge
  • Memorial Day School
  • Bethesda Youth Organization
  • Oglethorpe Academy
  • YMCA

In addition to the carpet, all surplus food from the event was donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank for their Kid's Cafe program.

The carpet and food were donated from the four-day operator workshop. The annual event, held for the first time in the new Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, attracted Gulfstream aircraft operators and maintenance personnel from around the world. Workshop sessions featured operational reviews, pilot sessions, company and service overviews and in-depth technical briefings. Gulfstream sponsors the workshop with 38 of its revenue-share partners, suppliers and service providers.


Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation is the leading designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of the world's most technologically advanced intercontinental business jet aircraft. The company has produced approximately 1,160 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the aviation needs of its customers, Gulfstream offers a full range of aircraft products and services, including the Gulfstream IV-SP®, the ultra-long range Gulfstream V®, Gulfstream Shares®, Gulfstream Financial Services, Gulfstream LeaseSM, Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft Salesä, Gulfstream Charter Services®, Gulfstream Management ServicesSM and Gulfstream ServiceCare®. The company employs more than 8,200 people at eight locations. Our website at contains photos of Gulfstream aircraft and related information.

General Dynamics, which is headquartered in Falls Church, Va., has leading market positions in shipbuilding and marine systems, land and amphibious combat systems, information systems, and business aviation. The corporation employs approximately 43,000 people worldwide and has annualized sales of approximately $10 billion. More information about the company can be found at

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