Sterilite Corp., a major housewares injection molder that usually keeps a very low profile, had some nice news to share today with residents of its hometown of Townsend, Mass. The company announced that it wants to build, at no expense to the town, a new library and senior center, as well as a new highway department facility. "We seek only the necessary permits and cooperation from appropriate town boards and officials to make this possible," wrote Al Stone, Sterilite's chairman, in a letter to the citizens of Townsend, as quoted in a story in the Fitchburg, Mass., Sentinel & Enterprise. The gift honors the city's 275th anniversary, along with two milestones for Sterilite: 70 years in business, and 40 in Townsend. How much will the project cost? It's too early to say. Gary Shepherd, a businessman whom the newspaper identified as "a liaison between Sterilite and the town," said the gift is not tied to a dollar amount. He added that Sterilite's motive is "to be a good corporate citizen."
Hats off to Sterilite
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