According to a press release, 30 employee volunteers from Honeywell’s UOP manufacturing site in Chickasaw helped revitalize the Paul Devine Park and Chickasaw Pool in partnership with Rebuilding Together® and the City of Chickasaw last weekend. The volunteers, supported by a $30,000 Honeywell grant for supplies and materials, performed a wide range of repairs and enhancements to the park on Saturday, April 11, sponsored by Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s corporate citizenship initiative.

“Our Chickasaw facility has been member of the community for 50 years,” said Ken Pierce, plant manager for the Honeywell Chickasaw operation, which is located a half mile from the park. “Paul Devine Park is an important community asset, and we’re proud to have a chance to give it a ‘face-lift’ as part of our 50-year celebration activities.”

At the event, Honeywell volunteers worked on a variety of projects, including:

• Replacing the roof and adding a gate for wheelchair access to the Chickasaw Pool House
• Painting the pool maintenance facility and building new stairs
• Replacing the pool water fountain
• Installing and painting wheelchair seating at the public amphitheater
• Installing new fencing and benches around the pool and tennis courts
• Installing a new surface under the park’s swing set and general landscaping

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“We appreciate everything the Honeywell Chickasaw employees have done to improve Paul Devine Park,” said Chickasaw Mayor Byron Pittman, who attended the event. “Together, we were able to make a big impact that will benefit the patrons of the park for years to come.”

The Chickasaw plant was established in 1965 and is part of Honeywell’s UOP business. It employs more than 400 people and produces materials including catalysts used by refiners and petrochemical producers globally.

The plant will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Apr. 25 with plant tours, a musical performance, and kids’ games. Invited guests include representatives from the Chickasaw City Council, fire department, and Azalea Trail Maids, the ambassadors of Mobile.

Honeywell Hometown Solutions focuses on five areas of vital importance to communities around the world: Family Safety & Security; Housing & Shelter; Science & Math Education, Humanitarian Relief and Habitat & Conservation. Together with leading public and non-profit institutions, Honeywell has developed powerful programs to address these needs in the communities it serves.

Honeywell is the national sponsor for Rebuilding Together and with the help of their expertise, we are dedicated to help struggling families live healthier and safer lives. Approximately 17,500 Honeywell volunteers have repaired more than 500 homes and non-profit centers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit http://citizenship.honeywell.com/.