Wexford, PA (PRWEB) June 22, 2012
MHF, a leading provider of packaging, transportation, logistics and technical services, donated a giant tarp it fabricated to a high school baseball team to use as an infield cover. The massive cover weighs 1,500 pounds and is 160 feet long.
MHF, which operates a packaging fabrication plant in Sweetwater, TN made the tarp for West High School in nearby Knoxville, TN. The high school’s baseball team, the Rebels, is using the tarp to protect the field in wet conditions in order to reduce the number of rainouts and lost practice time.
West High School’s baseball coach, Buzz McNish, identified the need for an infield cover at the start of 2011-2012 school year. He and players’ parents were fundraising for the cover when they were referred to MHF as a potential fabricator. MHF offered to make the cover as a gift to the community.
Bill Leuking, manager of MHF’s Sweetwater plant, said, “We were glad to do it. We are always happy to help the community in any way we can.”
MHF has operated the Sweetwater, TN packaging plant since 2002, during which time it has manufactured and sold hundreds of thousands of packages to the radiological, hazardous and industrial materials markets. The plant produced 40,000 custom railcar liners for the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Ash Recovery Project in East Tennessee and is currently producing thousands of liners for General Electric’s Hudson River Sediment Remediation Project in New York. MHF outsources the production of bungee cords used in securing the liners to the Michael Dunn Center in Kingston, TN, which serves adults and children with developmental disabilities--another example of MHF's community outreach policy.