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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