DaimlerChrysler Corporation Donates Land for New Sterling Heights Fire Station

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from DaimlerChrysler Corporation

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Firefighters from the City of
 Sterling Heights will have a new home thanks in-part to the generosity of
 DaimlerChrysler Corporation.
     DaimlerChrysler is donating approximately three acres of land at the
 intersection of 17 Mile and Van Dyke for the construction of the city's new
 Central Fire Station.  The land was once part of DaimlerChrysler's Sterling
 Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) property, the plant where the all-new Chrysler
 Sebring sedans and convertibles and Dodge Stratus sedan are built.  The new
 fire station will replace the existing station at Plumbrook and Van Dyke.
     DaimlerChrysler Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Frank Fountain
 and SHAP Manager Ronald Czar along with Sterling Heights Mayor Richard Notte,
 members of the City Council and City Manager Steve Duchane attended the
 groundbreaking ceremony held Tuesday evening.
     "DaimlerChrysler has a tradition of making a difference in the communities
 in which we do business," said Fountain.  "As a member of the Sterling Heights
 community for more than 35 years, DaimlerChrysler is pleased that it can
 support the further development and improvement of city services for the
 benefit of all its citizens."
     The highly visible corner will allow the Sterling Heights Fire Department
 to respond even faster to emergency situations through improved traffic
 control and access to the 17 Mile and Van Dyke intersection, benefiting
 residents and businesses in the city's central Van Dyke corridor.
     "We appreciate DaimlerChrysler's land donation," Mayor Notte said.  "The
 new fire station site is ideal and DaimlerChrysler's generosity will benefit
 the community for years to come."
     The land donation is just the latest in a long, cooperative partnership
 with the City of Sterling Heights.  Through the DaimlerChrysler Corporation
 Fund, the Company has also contributed to the sponsorship of the city
 library's childhood reading program and established a $50,000 grant for
 scholarships to eligible high school graduate residents pursuing technical
 training programs.  DaimlerChrysler will also be a major sponsor of this
 summer's Sterlingfest Homecoming celebration.
 
 

SOURCE DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Firefighters from the City of
 Sterling Heights will have a new home thanks in-part to the generosity of
 DaimlerChrysler Corporation.
     DaimlerChrysler is donating approximately three acres of land at the
 intersection of 17 Mile and Van Dyke for the construction of the city's new
 Central Fire Station.  The land was once part of DaimlerChrysler's Sterling
 Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) property, the plant where the all-new Chrysler
 Sebring sedans and convertibles and Dodge Stratus sedan are built.  The new
 fire station will replace the existing station at Plumbrook and Van Dyke.
     DaimlerChrysler Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Frank Fountain
 and SHAP Manager Ronald Czar along with Sterling Heights Mayor Richard Notte,
 members of the City Council and City Manager Steve Duchane attended the
 groundbreaking ceremony held Tuesday evening.
     "DaimlerChrysler has a tradition of making a difference in the communities
 in which we do business," said Fountain.  "As a member of the Sterling Heights
 community for more than 35 years, DaimlerChrysler is pleased that it can
 support the further development and improvement of city services for the
 benefit of all its citizens."
     The highly visible corner will allow the Sterling Heights Fire Department
 to respond even faster to emergency situations through improved traffic
 control and access to the 17 Mile and Van Dyke intersection, benefiting
 residents and businesses in the city's central Van Dyke corridor.
     "We appreciate DaimlerChrysler's land donation," Mayor Notte said.  "The
 new fire station site is ideal and DaimlerChrysler's generosity will benefit
 the community for years to come."
     The land donation is just the latest in a long, cooperative partnership
 with the City of Sterling Heights.  Through the DaimlerChrysler Corporation
 Fund, the Company has also contributed to the sponsorship of the city
 library's childhood reading program and established a $50,000 grant for
 scholarships to eligible high school graduate residents pursuing technical
 training programs.  DaimlerChrysler will also be a major sponsor of this
 summer's Sterlingfest Homecoming celebration.
 
 SOURCE  DaimlerChrysler Corporation