Denso Building an Eco Park in Athens

Athens, TN (WDEF) DENSO Manufacturing is building an EcoPark for their employees, but all residents of Athens will benefit.

The company is partnering with the city of Athens and McMinn County to develop the 11.5 acre park.

It will come in 3 phases.

Phase one includes an outdoor, Japanese-style pavilion and picnic area.

It can serve as a meeting place for employees and a learning center for students.

It should be finished by Halloween of this year.

Phase two will create windmills and solar panels to create renewable energy.  DENSO plans to sell the electricity to fund future activities.

That should be completed in 2016.

Phase three includes a pond with natural filtering for 2017.

“DENSO grew up in rural Japan, and preserving the environment has long been a part of our heritage. So, we wanted to develop an EcoPark that demonstrates DENSO’s Japanese heritage while also creating an eco-friendly and educational oasis for employees and community,” said Shawn Bryant, manager of Safety, Health and Environment at DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee. “We hope that one day we can take kids from all around the area and teach them different ways to help protect the environment through the EcoPark.”

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