Over 900 Lifetime Products Employees Build New Hiking Trail and Refurbish Local Parks
September 20, 2011
CLEARFIELD, UTAH — Over 900 employees of local manufacturing company Lifetime Products spent the past two Saturday mornings donating their time to beautify public areas in Ogden and West Point City as part of Lifetime's 6th Annual Employee Community Service Project. The projects consumed approximately 2,700 man-hours, saving both cities thousands of dollars in labor to accomplish complete park makeovers.
Over 400 employees simultaneously convened in Ogden on Saturday, September 10 to construct a new one-mile hiking trail which entailed clearing brush, pulling roots, shoveling, and clearing the steep, shrub-covered area. Then, over 500 more employees joined together Saturday, September 17 to refurbish Loy Blake Park, East Park, and the cemetery in West Point City. The employees tackled everything from installing new playground drain pipes and painting playground equipment, to leveling headstones and spreading mulch. Lifetime also donated 300 unused sack lunches from the service events to the Ogden Rescue Mission and St. Anne’s Shelter.
“As I worked alongside my teammates, I was once again astounded and impressed with the attitudes and willingness to jump in and work hard on behalf of others," said Lifetime President Richard Hendrickson. "The spirit of service is impressive and rewarding.”
Typically, Lifetime employees annually participate in a large group project off the clock to join forces and give back to neighboring communities, earning a credit toward Lifetime’s employee benefit program that gives a percentage of the company’s revenue to each employee. This year, since Lifetime is celebrating its 25th corporate anniversary, employees increased efforts to undertake beautification projects in four separate areas on two separate dates. Lifetime Products strongly believes being a good corporate citizen is vital to the local community.
West Point City Mayor Erik Craythorne said, "West Point City greatly appreciates the service of the volunteers from Lifetime Products. The vast improvements they are doing will be recognized and treasured for years to come. We appreciate having Lifetime Products and it’s remarkable employees as members of our community. On behalf of the all the residents of the city, especially the children, I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Lifetime Products and all the employees for their service."
Likewise, Ogden City Mayor Matthew Godfrey said, "This trail connection has been planned for several years but has never been constructed until Lifetime Products demonstrated the willingness to take the project on. Links like these are imperative to making our trail system inviting and accessible to all our residents.”
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