On August 14th, we opened our doors to over 350 members of our community including former Reynolds employees, owners of local businesses, elected officials and families of supporters for our third annual summer barbecue. Like previous years, the event featured great food prepared by Millennium employees and their families as well as a speaking program and guided tours of the changing Millennium facilities.
An exciting part of this year’s event included the opportunity for members of the community to see a portion of the ongoing demolition and repurposing of some of the old Reynolds structures, including the south plant area. With the repurposing of this area and removal of decades old structures, new acreage is opening up at Millennium. The material from the demolition will be recycled, re-used or properly discarded.
Among the attendees this year were numerous elected officials, community leaders and representatives from local businesses who regularly work with the Millennium team. It was exciting to see so many generations represented at the event. People young and old are just as excited as we are about the prospect of an expanded export terminal that will support local businesses and regional manufacturers, and grow the number of family wage jobs in our area.
The Daily News provided a summary of the day’s events and included statements from many supporters, including Millennium vice president of public affairs Wendy Hutchinson. “We wanted to find way to say thank you to folks in the community,” she said to The Daily News.
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In July, Cowlitz County firefighters visited Millennium to take part in training exercises designed to let firefighters practice real world scenarios in a safe and controlled environment. Millennium has an ongoing relationship with the firefighting crews from Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue, who were the recipients of 4 truckloads of surplus fire extinguishers from Millennium… more
Watch Millennium staff share stories about what makes their team great. In the video, Gena Ramey, office manager and human resources support, says of the Millennium team that, “these people are like one big family. When Joe Cannon came to this site originally he… handed me my roster and said ‘Who are your best people?’… more
The Millennium site cleanup reached an exciting new milestone this month as demolition began on the old Reynolds Metals buildings. This was a bittersweet moment for former Reynolds workers, many of whom had been at the plant for several decades. The cleanup of the former site includes the removal of several longstanding structures that housed the… more
Last month, Millennium recently participated in the Lower Columbia Transportation Association (LTCA) Golf Hi-Jinx. LTCA was founded in 1937 and meets regularly to expand and grow all modes of transportation. This year, local businesses joined together to support the Dino Doozer Foundation, a charity that supports youth battling neurofibromatosis and cancer. At Millennium, we take pride in our engagement… more