Araupel and Quedas do Iguaçu
Araupel employs almost a thousand people, being responsible for hiring 8% of the economically active force, according to IBGE (the Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute) in Quedas do Iguaçu where 96% of its employees live. In the last four decades, Araupel has been responsible for a series of actions in favor of city urbanization, increasing job opportunities to people who arrived in Quedas do Iguaçu.
Among them, we may quote: The construction of over a thousand houses for the employees who could buy them in the 70’s through credit facilities, starting the neighboring areas of Lusitani, Formiga, Pindorama and part of São Cristóvão; Land conceded and construction of the building for the 6º Military Police Battalion (1985); Land conceded for the sanitary landfills, installation of a sorting unit for solid urban waste composting; Negotiated part of its land located in the urban perimeter in favor of city growth for the construction of schools, supermarkets, stores and offices.
At the moment, Araupel conceded land to build the extension of the UFPR University Campus in Quedas do Iguaçu. Araupel is one of the sponsors of Araupel/Quedas indoor soccer team, supports local entities such as APAE, SESI, SENAI, schools and churches, and provides two water trucks of 15 thousand liters each not only for The Civil Defense in Quedas do Iguaçu, but also for the neighboring cities in case of fire.