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In state Capitol visit, Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale Hitch helps mark major Red Cross donation

Darla Shelden Story by on May 5, 2016 . Click on author name to view all articles by this author. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.
Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale Hitch helps mark major Red Cross donation at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Photo by Darla Shelden

The Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale Hitch helps mark major Red Cross donation ceremony at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Photo by Darla Shelden

Staff Report

On Thursday, May 5 Anheuser-Busch celebrated the 30th anniversary of its Oklahoma City Metal Container Corporation (MCC) Lid Plant.

Officials said in a press release the historic company and its leadership wanted to honor “their ongoing commitment to those they employ across the state and the community at large.”

Gov. Mary Fallin offered remarks to celebrate the major milestone.

João Castro Neves, CEO of Anheuser-Busch announced the company’s $1 million donation to the American Red Cross. Representatives from the Red Cross were on hand to accept the donation as well as comment upon their longstanding partnership with Anheuser-Busch.

Anheuser-Busch’s investment in the Oklahoma City MCC Lid Plant, according to a press release from the firm sent to The City Sentinel, “is reflective of its continued commitment to the great state of Oklahoma. Anheuser-Busch employs over 700 people across the state and has invested $300 million over the past 35 years.”

Also speaking at the celebration south of the state Capitol was Tim Popp, manager of the Oklahoma City Lid Plant, as well as other Anheuser-Busch/MCC leaders and local employees.

The beloved Clydesdale Hitch was part of the event, as well.

NOTE: Editor Pat McGuigan contributed to this report.

An employee operates machinery inside the Oklahoma City Metal Container Corporation Lid Plant.

An employee operates machinery inside the Oklahoma City Metal Container Corporation Lid Plant.  Photo provided.

An employee monitors equipment inside the Oklahoma City Metal Container Corporation Lid Plant. Photo provided.

An employee monitors equipment inside the Oklahoma City Metal Container Corporation Lid Plant. Photo provided.

An employee moves packaged lids to be picked up and delivered to various customer locations. Photo provided.

An employee moves packaged lids to be picked up and delivered to various customer locations. Photo provided.

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