On May 13th, the Daikin Taiko Drum Team once again kicked off the opening ceremony for the DMH Foundation Dragon Boat Race & Festival, a ten-year tradition. Daikin was a Silver Dragon Sponsor of the festival and entered two teams in the competition: Rhyme Oar Reason and Old Town Row. […]
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Daikin Festival 2023 is Best Ever
Thousands of people of different ages, cultures, and backgrounds came together in harmony at Point Mallard Park on the evening of May 5 for the 2023 installment of the Daikin Festival. The celebration enjoyed favorable weather and featured new elements that added to the festival atmosphere. With entertainment by our […]
What is a Happi Coat?
At the Daikin Festival–May 5 from 6:30 until 9:00pm at Point Mallard Park–you may see some festival goers wearing a Happi? What is it? A Happi is a traditional Japanese coat with tube sleeves that is often worn at festivals. The coat usually has graphic symbols or text on the […]
Everything You Need to Know About Daikin Festival 2023
WHEN: Friday, May 5, 2023 from 6:30pm until 9:00pm CDT. WHERE: Point Mallard Park WHO: Headliners include classic rock band Natchez Trace and Daikin’s own Taiko Drum Team. WHAT: Fun for the entire family, with Japanese Folk Dancing, Shodo (calligraphy), Yakisoba (grilled buckwheat noodles with beef and special sauce), BBQ, […]
Natchez Trace to Headline Daikin Festival 2023
Classic rock band Natchez Trace will headline the Daikin Festival on May 5, 2023, from 6:30pm until 9pm at Point Mallard Park, organizers announced today. First formed in the 1970s, the trio features harmony vocals, and distinctive guitar stylings in covers of rock hits from the 1960s and 1970s. Original […]
What is Yakisoba? And Why is it So Good?
Yakisoba is one more reason the Daikin Festival is so fun and rewarding. Made from stir-fried noodles, vegetables, and a choice of protein, it is a classic Japanese street food. The dish’s foundation, wheat noodles, are stir-fried to perfection, giving them a slightly crispy exterior and a tender interior. The […]
The History of the Daikin Festival
Once upon a time in Decatur, Alabama, a vibrant celebration of culture and unity called the Daikin Festival came to life. The festival, born out of the Grand Opening of the Daikin Plant, took place on May 8, 1994. Enthusiastic attendees gathered behind the warehouse in the paved area to […]
What is Bon Odori? And why is it so fun?
As DaikinAlabama.com announced in late February, the much beloved Daikin Festival will be returning on May 5, 2023, from 6:30pm until 9:00pm CDT at Point Mallard. Held annually since 1994—except during the pandemic—the Daikin Festival is in the style of Bon Odori, a Japanese summer festival that dates back centuries. […]
Daikin Festival is Back for 2023
Mark your calendar for May 5, 2023, from 6:30 to 9pm CDT. The Daikin Festival is back and moving to Point Mallard Park! Each year in May, beginning in 1994, Daikin America, Inc. employees produced a Japanese Festival in the style of Bon Odori for their North Alabama neighbors. Every […]
Daikin Awards $18,000 in Minority Scholarships
Daikin America, Inc. awarded $18,000 in scholarships to eight winners at this year’s Unity Breakfast honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Demetrice White and Dave Johnson announced the winners and shared some of the goals the recipients have for their careers. The scholarship program, now in its 20th year, helps […]
Daikin is hiring – join our team!
Daikin America, Inc. has exceptional opportunities for dynamic, team-oriented individuals who share our strong values and beliefs in Safety, Environmental, and Quality, and who want to become an integral part of our world-class Fluoropolymers manufacturing plant in Decatur, AL.
Daikin Volunteers Help On United Way Day of Caring
Ten Daikin America Inc. volunteers came together to adopt three community projects for United Way of Morgan County’s Day of Caring. On September 15, two groups of volunteers provided landscaping and other work for a hospice patient and a disabled senior. Two days earlier, Daikin volunteers gathered obsolete electronic equipment […]
Art Contest Inspires Fifth Graders
Decatur fifth graders from eleven city schools entered this year’s Daikin America Art Contest and the results were amazing. Daikin supplies paint, canvas, brushes, and other art supplies and students supply the creative vision. This year’s theme: World Games 2022, in celebration of Birmingham’s hosting of the international athletic event. […]
Daikin’s “Taiko Force” Performs at World Games
Daikin’s “Taiko Force” drum team performed during festivities at The World Games 2022 in Birmingham today. The team provided entertainment at a reception hosted by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) before an audience that included Consul General of Japan Kazuyuki Takeuchi, a coach and athlete from Japan’s World […]
Daikin Employees Break Blood Drive Record
A record number of Daikin employees donated blood during the recent LifeSouth Blood Drive. Forty-eight donors signed up and donated a unit of blood and experts say the blood and blood products that come from those donations can potentially save 138 lives. Many thanks to all four dozen blood donors. […]
Daikin Sponsors “Spirit of America Golf Classic”
Daikin is once again the Title Sponsor of the “Spirit of America Golf Classic,” held this week at BurningTree Country Club. The tournament, established in 1967, pits the nation’s top college and amateur golfers against each other in a unique “college team and individual” 72-hole format. In addition to sponsoring […]
Kelly Madden Knows the Value of Products She Makes
As they go about their daily lives, few consumers stop to think about how products made by Daikin America help make modern life possible. Without the products our work makes possible you couldn’t fly across the country on a modern aircraft, drive your car, use the Internet or smartphone, have […]
Daikin Sponsors 2022 Dragon Boat Races
After a two-year pandemic pause, Dragon Boat Races returned to Decatur’s Point Mallard last weekend. And, as has been the case each year of the competition, Daikin was a part of the event, which raises money to support new equipment purchases at Morgan Decatur Hospital. An estimated 5,000 people turned […]
Our Tradition Continues: Barrels of Love Food Drive
What happens when local area food banks deplete their resources during the end-of-year holiday season? Since 2013, volunteers from Daikin other local companies have helped to replenish them with their Barrels of Love food drive. Each year from Valentine’s Day through the first Friday in March, the companies team up […]
Daikin Partners with Calhoun College in EPIC program
Daikin is among a group of Decatur-area chemical companies who are partnering with Calhoun College in their EPIC program. The acronym stands for Engineering Process Industrial Control and it is a two-year degree program. Students attend classes at Calhoun in Decatur on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and work at a chemical […]