Honeywell and its employees are part of the fabric of the Metropolis community. The site participates in a number of industrial organizations, local government activities and community emergency response drills. Each quarter, we host a Community Advisory Panel, a group of nearby businesses and residents that meet to discuss topics of interest concerning the plant.
At Honeywell, we are committed to supporting our local fire and police departments. Each year during National Fire Prevention Month, Honeywell outfits local firefighters with top-of-the-line personal protective equipment. Since 2011, Honeywell has donated more than $13,000 in equipment to local Massac County first responders.
In 2011, our facility donated $170,000 worth of emergency sirens to three Massac County communities (Metropolis, Joppa and Brookport), giving emergency personnel another way to warn residents about weather situations such as tornados or events that require mass emergency notification. The sirens replaced an older version, also donated by Honeywell in the 1980s.
Also in 2011, Honeywell donated an electronic fire/emergency pre-planning software system and computers, valued at more than $10,000, to both the Massac County and Metropolis Fire Departments. The Metropolis plant’s emergency response teams frequently participate with local police, fire, rescue and other emergency services in drills designed to test and improve our emergency planning.
Science and Math Education
Honeywell is committed to delivering programs in science and math that improve our hometowns, one student, one teacher, one classroom at a time. Since 2008, Honeywell has awarded full scholarships to 36 Illinois teachers to attend Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The teachers participated in 45 hours of classroom, laboratory and training time, focused on science and space exploration.
To learn more about Honeywell’s community involvement efforts, visit Honeywell Hometown Solutions