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Southern Ionics Incorporated Invests in Boys & Girls Club

Photo cutline: Jim Deaner, (back row on right) executive director, along with members of the Boys & Girls Club, accepts the $25,000 donation from Dean Sloan, (back row left) plant manager of the Southern Ionics Incorporated facility in Williamsport.

Southern Ionics Incorporated Invests in Boys & Girls Club

A business new to Washington County has made a major investment in their "new community". Southern Ionics Incorporated, a processor of specialty and intermediate inorganic chemicals, has donated $25,000.00 to the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County. The donation will be used to help construct a 10,000 square foot youth development facility adjacent to the Noland Village Public Housing Community in Hagerstown.
"Our club members are very fortunate to have local businesses such as Southern Ionics willing to support our mission," said Jim Deaner, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club. "The new Boys & Girls Club will have a major impact in the lives of many local children and we are extremely grateful to our partners in this initiative," he said.
Southern Ionics Incorporated (SII) has 10 locations in addition to its facility in Williamsport across the United States. Founded in 1980, SII is built on the four cornerstones of service, quality, technology, and delivery. SII is an innovator in several core markets including cement, pharmaceuticals, molecular sieves and wastewater treatment.
"I am proud that Southern Ionics Incorporated is part of the Washington County community and able to support such important work as that performed by the Boys & Girls Club," said Dean Sloan, manager of the plant in Williamsport. "We are at the starting point of a relationship with the Boys & Girls Club that we hope will last for many years."
The Boys & Girls Club operates seven afterschool and five summer programs that promote academic success, good character and healthy lifestyles for children between the ages of six and 18. The new Boys & Girls Club being constructed inside the Noland Village Public Housing Community will include a gymnasium, classroom, technology center and kitchen.
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