More than 700 BASF employees and their families were expected at Wednesday’s health and wellness fair on the company’s campus.
Various community agencies were on hand distributing token gifts, including the United Way of the Mark Twain Area, Douglass Community Servies, CASA, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and many more.
Helicopter tours were available, drawings were held for substantial prizes, and there was plenty of food available to feed the workers and family members.
Many of the employees “were born and raised here,” according to Mike McFarlane, site manager. “Safety is important,” he said, whether in the workplace or when cleanning out gutters at home. “This safety fair is a great experience for us all.”
He explained  that he is working with a community advisory panel, keeping the city informed on what is taking place at BASF. “We want to be a good corporate citizen,” he said.
Last week, he added, the Chamber of Commerce held their board meeting at BASF, then toured the facility. “It’s a way for us to keep commected with the community,” he said.
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