Dixie Construction Company has made a $150,000 gift to the Harford Community College Foundation Inc. In return, the fitness center in the newly renovated Susquehanna Center will be named in their honor.
Of the $150,000, $50,000 has been designated to purchase state-of-the-art fitness equipment and $100,000 will go into the HCC Foundation's unrestricted fund that provides resources for scholarships/grants, innovative teaching grants, faculty and student travel, building restoration and information technology enhancements.
Diane Dixon, CEO, David Dixon, general manager, and Shawn Pyle, president of Dixie Construction, felt strongly about supporting the college through this named gift.
"We at Dixie Construction have a strong sense of community. It is our privilege to be able in return to support Harford Community College in their efforts to better our community through educating citizens, many of whom may otherwise never get this chance," Diane Dixon said. "As Dave and I are alumni of the college, we are familiar with the goals and achievements of the college. We are proud to add our names as supporters of this institution."
Dixie Construction was started in 1966 as a summer paving business. The small paving company has grown into one of Maryland's most recognized construction companies, employing more than 250 people, predominantly Harford County residents. Forty-six years later, Dixie Construction Company is an award winning business: in 2003 the company was named Contractor of the Year by the Home Builder's Association of Maryland and in 2006 it received the Harford Award.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times