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Hayes Arboretum Recognizes Belden with Award 


(Left to Right)  Mr. Ronald McDaniel (Owner, Western-Cullen-Hayes Inc.), Mr. Doug Brenneke (Plant Manager, Richmond-Belden), Mr. Steve Hayes Jr. (Executive Director, Hayes Arboretum)

Belden has been recognized for its charitable work associated with Hayes Arboretum, receiving the Ronald L. McDaniel Award for Charitable Giving.  Past recipients include Stamm-Koechlein Family Foundation, Reid Health Community Benefit, and Wayne County Foundation.


The Ronald L. McDaniel Award for Charitable Giving was established to recognize outstanding support related to philanthropic contributions to the Arboretum, supporting its mission of environmental education and stewardship.  Mr. McDaniel, owner of Western-Cullen-Hayes Inc., grew up in the Richmond area.  He is associated with five generations of the Hayes family, beginning with Stanley W. Hayes as an employee of the Hayes Track Appliance Company in 1957.  Since 1998 Mr. McDaniel has served on the Stanley W. Hayes Research Foundation Board, giving generously with his time and financial resources.


Belden has long been a supporter of Hayes Arboretum.  Belden was one of the first three Corporate Members of the Arboretum twenty-two years ago.  Belden continues their support of the Arboretum today with a Corporate Sponsorship and opportunities for employees to contribute time and financial support.  Through the Belden Cares program, Belden shows its commitment to corporate citizenship, rewarding volunteer efforts and matching the charitable donations of employees.  Portions of the Arboretum’s mountain bike trail system and meadows have been maintained with Belden volunteer support.


Arboretum Executive Director, Steve Hayes Jr. comments, “Belden sets a great corporate example of support which positively impacts the community where its employees live and work.  Thank you to Belden and its employees for their continued commitment to environmental education and stewardship.  Thank you to Mr. Doug Brenneke, Richmond Plant Manager, for receiving this award on behalf of Belden.”

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