Recently, Robbinsdale Cooper High School student volunteers helped improve the Majestic Hills Ranchin Lakeville. Students helped build a ramp to a hydraulic lift, assembled a patio, repaired the 320-foot fence, stabilized a manure bunker, laid gravel and
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
Find out how Cooper High School students will leave a mark on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Beginning at 7:30 a.m., students from Robbinsdale Cooper High School will begin a day of service learning in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. According to a statement from Robbinsdale Area Schools, employees from Golden Valley’s Honeywell facility helped Cooper students plan the day. The students involved are part of Students in Action, a Jefferson Awards initiative that empowers high school students to grow volunteerism in their school. Their goal on Monday is to “leave a mark,” and they’ll do so by listening to a seminar on bullying in conjunction with Second Harvest Heartland, listening to guest speakers including New Hope Mayor Kathi Hemken, and packing sandwiches for Simpson’s Housing Service, a shelter in Minneapolis. Related: …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Dave Cote will join other CEOs in a discussion with the president about debt.
President Barak Obama visited Golden Valley's Honeywell facility last summer. Now, Dave Cote, the chief executive of Honeywell, will go to the White House. Fox Business reported that Cote will join a handful of other top executives to talk with President Obama Wednesday about the country's debt crisis. According to an article published on Nov. 12, other attendees include the CEOs of Aetna, Xerox, Wal-Mart, Ford, PepsiCo, IBM, Chevron, American Express, and Proctor & Gamble. For the full article, click here. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The company, which has a facility in Golden Valley, announced that it's giving more than $600,000 in first responder products to help devastated areas.
On Nov. 6, Honeywell announced in a statement that the company is going to pitch in when it comes to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. According to the press release, the company is donating more than $600,000 in first responder products to aid in relief and recovery efforts in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy. “As the world’s leading provider of personal protective equipment, we are deeply committed to worker safety and to helping those on the front lines of rescue and recovery efforts remain safe,” Honeywell Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dave Cote said in the release. “Honeywell employees work and live in these communities, these are our own hometowns and we feel a sense of responsibility to support the first responders there.” …
Friday, October 12, 2012
On Oct. 11, 50 local volunteers helped repair and update Air Force veteran William Jaskulke and his wife, Sharon's 90-year-old Minneapolis home.
At 58 years old, Minneapolis resident William Jaskulke never thought he'd be out of a job. Jaskulke enlisted in the Air Force in 1972 and, after working as a crew chief on an in-flight refuler, he got a job as a painter--a job he kept for 15 years. Last year, Jaskulke was laid off. Although he sent out more than 100 resumes, he struggled to find full-time work. Home repair needs and utility bills started piling up. Without steady income, Jaskulke contacted the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, looking for help. When he found out that 50 local volunteers were going to come to his house and spend the day making upgrades and repairs, he was floored. "When I found out that these volunteers were coming to help me, it was like winning …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Honeywell, based in Golden Valley, announced the successful use of its green jet fuel.
A Honeywell company is using green jet fuel to power flights in Brazil. The company was able to mix a 50/50 solution of petroleum-based fuel with its green jet fuel. The green fuel was made from plants, cooking oil and inedible corn oil. “Honeywell Green Jet Fuel has been proven repeatedly in military and commercial flights to be a practical solution for using alternative fuel sources, as well as meeting increasingly strict emissions standards,” said Jim Rekoske, vice president and general manager of Honeywell’s UOP Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit. “With the expected growth in fuel demand and the increasing refining capacity in Latin America over the next several years, we look forward to continuing to provide sustainable …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
This week's selection includes a new member of the Vikings Stadium committee, raising funds for cancer research and a runner who won't be going to the Olympics.
St. Michael Girl, 16, Collapses, Dies After Sunday Morning Run First-responders, including the Wright County Sheriff's Department, St. Michael Fire Department and Allina Ambulance, were called to a tragic scene Sunday morning along County Road 119 in St. Michael. Michaela Olson, 16, collapsed to the pavement and later died after a morning run near Gutzwiller Park. Honeywell Sends Aid to Colorado Fire Victims In an effort to help those effected by the wildfires burning in Colorado, the Golden Valley based company is sending donations to those in need. UPDATE: Ron Clark Changes Mind On Optioned Land Yet another twist in Pillsbury Commons' epic story. Just hours after the City of Richfield confirmed the option agreement was void, the …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Honeywell, a Golden Valley based company, is sending support to employees effected by the wildfire in Colorado.
Honeywell announced the Honeywell Humanitarian Relief Fund (HHRF) has been deployed to support nearly 100 employees who have been affected by the devastating wildfires in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “We have been grateful to learn that our employees in the area are safe, but there is an immediate need for assistance to help our colleagues who have been displaced,” said Eric Doremus, Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. (HTSI) Program Director. “We are quickly mobilizing efforts to deploy immediate financial assistance to our local employees who need it most during this difficult time.” Honeywell plans to contribute financial assistance through the HHRF and will also match employee donations dollar-for-dollar to support the relief efforts. …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Teachers from around the world, including four from Minnesota, will learn how to educate students about sustainable energy.
Honeywell announced its selection of 70 middle-school teachers from around the world to receive scholarships to Green Boot Camp, a five-day, interactive workshop focused on best practices for teaching energy, sustainability and environmental concepts. Honeywell launched Green Boot Camp in 2009 as a regional program and, to date, 77 teachers have attended. This year, the camp goes global, welcoming teachers from the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, England, India, Mexico and The Netherlands. The workshop will take place July 16-20 in San Diego. Green Boot Camp is sponsored by Honeywell, and is part of a partnership with San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E), the California Center for Sustainable Energy and the Urban Corps of …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
The president visited Minnesota on Friday to speak at the Honeywell plant about jobs, the economy and veterans.