Company has service day at Mingo Park


By Brandon Klein - bklein@delgazette.com



Robin Tuttle, an employee at Domtar Personal Care, washes the windows at the the Jack Florance pool building at Mingo Park on May 1.


Brandon Klein | The Gazette

Devon Revels, the Domtar Pesonal Care’s human resources business partner, paints the wall at the Jack Florance pool building at Mingo Park on May 1. This is the Delaware office’s second project for its service day iniatitive with the last one done at Oak Grove Cemetery in 2015.


Brandon Klein | The Gazette

main art. Paul Calevro, an employee of Domtar Personal Care’s Delaware office paints the the ceiling at the Jack Florance pool building at Mingo Park on May 1. About 50 employees were paid to update the building before pool season as their own service day.


Brandon Klein | The Gazette

The rain didn’t stop the parade for Domtar Personal Care’s service day.

The Canadian-based provider of fiber-based products, such as speciality paper and absorbent hygiene, paid about 50 employees from its Delaware office, 2332 U.S. 42, to help rejuvenate the Jack Florance Pool building at Mingo Park Monday morning.

This was the second project Domtar’s local office carried out, with the first one done at Oak Grove Cemetery in 2015.

More employees were planned during the six-week planning process, but “because of the rain we cut back on the number [of volunteers],” said Nick Eichensehr, senior property director of the Delaware Community Center YMCA, which manages the Jack Florance Pool along with the city’s recreation services.

Due to budget constraints, the YMCA devotes 16 hours of work per week at the building built in 1976, he said. Domtar’s contribution provides more than nine weeks of work for a full-time staff member. It would have amounted to more than four months’ worth if the rain didn’t happen, Eichensehr added.

Domtar employees cleaned and refinished the floors, repainted the walls and replaced original ceiling tiles.

Domtar “just wanted to give back to the community,” said Devon Revels, the company’s human resources business partner. The Delaware office opened in 2007 and has about 200 employees.

“It’s a big benefit for us,” said Stacy Davenport, the city’s parks superintendent. He said the work done Monday would have been required before it can open the pool for the Memorial Day weekend.

Additionally, Addecco, Jet’s Pizza, Kroger and Mingo Park’s Morning Walkers donated refreshments for Domtar staff.

Robin Tuttle, an employee at Domtar Personal Care, washes the windows at the the Jack Florance pool building at Mingo Park on May 1.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/48/2017/05/web1_DSC_0022.jpgRobin Tuttle, an employee at Domtar Personal Care, washes the windows at the the Jack Florance pool building at Mingo Park on May 1. Brandon Klein | The Gazette

Devon Revels, the Domtar Pesonal Care’s human resources business partner, paints the wall at the Jack Florance pool building at Mingo Park on May 1. This is the Delaware office’s second project for its service day iniatitive with the last one done at Oak Grove Cemetery in 2015.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/48/2017/05/web1_DSC_0031.jpgDevon Revels, the Domtar Pesonal Care’s human resources business partner, paints the wall at the Jack Florance pool building at Mingo Park on May 1. This is the Delaware office’s second project for its service day iniatitive with the last one done at Oak Grove Cemetery in 2015. Brandon Klein | The Gazette

main art. Paul Calevro, an employee of Domtar Personal Care’s Delaware office paints the the ceiling at the Jack Florance pool building at Mingo Park on May 1. About 50 employees were paid to update the building before pool season as their own service day.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/48/2017/05/web1_DSC_0078-1-.jpgmain art. Paul Calevro, an employee of Domtar Personal Care’s Delaware office paints the the ceiling at the Jack Florance pool building at Mingo Park on May 1. About 50 employees were paid to update the building before pool season as their own service day. Brandon Klein | The Gazette

By Brandon Klein

bklein@delgazette.com

Gazette reporter Brandon Klein can be reached by email or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

Gazette reporter Brandon Klein can be reached by email or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.