St. Marys Cement celebrated a milestone anniversary in Clarington, Ontario, Canada, by giving to the community it has called home for the past half-century, reported Clarington This Week.
“We’ve always been a big supporter of the community. This year is a big year. We’re supporting many different causes,” said Jim Storey, operations manager for St. Marys’ Bowmanville Plant.
The company made a $5,000 donation to expand the children programs at the Clarington Museum and Archives, and also celebrated the newly installed Outdoor Learning Classroom at St. Joseph Catholic School in Bowmanville, which was made possible by the donation of materials from St. Marys Cement.
A barbeque was held at the plant to celebrate the 50th anniversary with employees and local Clarington Council members. Over its years in the community, St. Marys Cement has supported a number of local initiatives – from the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation to the Clarington Sports Hall of Fame and from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarington to Autism Home Base Durham.
“On behalf of the entire community, happy birthday. We are looking forward to many, many more years of working together,” said Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster.