How is Toyota Mississippi Turning Blue Springs Green?
From: Toyota USA Newsroom (July 07, 2014)
A pavilion, a play structure and a community garden are just some of the features that are included in the plans for the Toyota-Blue Springs Water Garden and Education Park. Sean Suggs, vice president of administration for Toyota Mississippi, and Rita Gentry, mayor of Blue Springs, unveiled the park design today at a ceremony in downtown Blue Springs.
“We thank the community of Blue Springs for the warm welcome shown to our team members and are pleased to give the town something in return,” remarked Mr. Suggs. He added that the park would have something that appealed to all ages. Material and labor donated for park construction are valued at approximately $100,000.Toyota Mississippi will finance the park, which will be built by Toyota team members and members of the Blue Springs community. Local suppliers B&B Concrete Co., Inc., and MMC Materials will donate concrete for the pavilion area and for a side walk that will encircle the park to provide a walking path for patrons.
“We are honored that Toyota asked us to partner with them on such a meaningful initiative,” said Mark Jarrett, B & B Concrete Co., Inc., sales manager. “We are happy to support a project that will have a tremendous impact on the Town of Blue Springs and improve residents’ overall quality of life.”