Firestone Building Products Youngwood Facility Recognized for Environmental Stewardship
Products Co. LLC (Firestone) announced that its
Youngwood, Pa., manufacturing facility has been recognized for its
environmental efforts to help stabilize a community park with the
Community Environmental Service Award from the Sewickley Creek
Watershed Association (SCWA) and an official proclamation from the
County of Westmoreland.
SCWA Executive Director Thomas Keller presented the
award to Youngwood Plant Manager Michael McCrea for the company's
efforts to help maintain and improve Lynch Field Park in
Greensburg, Pennsylvania, which is subject to periodic flooding.
Ted Kopas, County Commissioner of Westmoreland, presented a
proclamation, to mark the achievements reached by the Youngwood
facility and its employees.
Since 2012, Firestone has partnered with SCWA and the
City of Greensburg Pennsylvania's Parks and Recreation Department
to help stabilize Lynch Field Park. Over several weekends,
volunteers from Firestone and SCWA helped prevent future flooding
- Re-grading stream banks
- Stabilizing banks with riprap
- Planting trees, shrubs and grass
- Repairing a jack dam
- Building an educational kiosk and signage
"I'm proud and honored by the recognition given to
our employees, who worked hard on the Lynch Field Park project,"
said McCrea. "Our employees are committed to improving the
communities in which we work and live. We are proud to call the
Youngwood region home and look forward to future projects and
initiatives in the local community."
In addition to the company's volunteer efforts, The
Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund, through its Youngwood facility,
donated two grants to help purchase materials for stabilization
projects. The Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund proudly supports a
wide variety of important charities in the United States,
particularly in those locations Firestone calls home.
Firestone's positive impact on Lynch Field Park and
the Youngwood region coincides with its One Team, One Planet sustainability platform
and reaffirms the company's commitment to fulfilling its mission
"to help ensure a healthy environment for current and future
generations." Additional information about Firestone's
sustainability efforts and environmental activities can be found in
2013 Sustainability Report.