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. […]
Giving Special Needs Citizens the Opportunity to Play
Last year the ribbon was cut for the Daikin Field of Dreams at Sparkman School. Designed and created expressly for the purpose of giving those in the community with special needs the chance to play softball on a real diamond, the field has enjoyed a lot of use since it […]
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 employees fill Barrels of Love in 2023
Following the New Year holiday, many of the food pantry shelves are running low on supplies to give to families-in-need. Eleven years ago, Daikin, and a couple other local industries, created a local food drive program, called the “Barrels of Love” to help restock the shelves that help feed many […]
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’s Angel Tree 2022 Delivers Presents
The Daikin employee lobby overflowed with bags full of presents for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, presents that would soon be loaded by volunteers to go to needy children and families. Daikin employees adopted fifty Angels to help during the holidays. Every year, families are referred to the program, […]
Daikin Employees Pack & Wrap Christmas Shoeboxes
Daikin employees give back to the community in many ways. In November, Daikin AmericaStoreroom and Warehouse members packed and wrapped 27 Christmas Shoeboxes for the VolunteerCenter of Morgan County’s Holiday Hope Chest, which supports needy children in MorganCounty. Thanks to Daikin’s Warehouse Manager, Cindy Hanback for coordinating this opportunity.
Daikin Volunteers Support Trunk or Treat
On Halloween Day, members of Daikin America, Inc.’s Technology Center volunteered their time and resources to support Trunk or Treat for the clients of the Center for the Developmentally Disabled of North Central Alabama (aka CDD). Scientists, engineers, chemists, technicians and administrators from Daikin America, Inc. dressed as “‘101 Dalmatians” […]
Daikin Spirit of America Golf Classic proceeds donated
Daikin America, Inc. was the title sponsor of the Spirit of America Golf Classic in June 2022. The proceeds from that event were donated to the Neighborhood Christian Center and Decatur Youth Enrichment at a luncheon ceremony on October 25, 2022, at Burningtree Country Club. Vice President/Plant Manager Allan Britnell […]
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 […]
Luke Campbell, Calhoun Co-op Student of the Year
Congratulations to Luke Campbell for being named Calhoun Community College Co-op Student of the Year. As a Co-op student in Calhoun’s EPIC program, Luke works at Daikin America, Inc. on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, and attends college classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Luke’s demonstrated work ethic, initiative, continuous learning, positive […]
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. […]