IPSWICH, Mass. — October 10, 2012 — Residents in Topsfield will be able to enjoy some new additions to Klock Park thanks to the town and EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO). Working with the town, EBSCO cleared an exercise trail through the woods behind its office on Boston Road and installed outdoor exercise stations and picnic tables. These improvements were gifted to the Town of Topsfield when the project was completed in September.
The new trail, which can be connected to an existing trail, features pull-up, push-up, and sit-up stations. Picnic tables were placed in the area for people taking a break between exercises as well as EBSCO employees. More picnic tables were added to the existing picnic-table area near the youth soccer fields.
On Wednesday, Oct. 10, Topsfield officials joined representatives from EBSCO Publishing for the official ribbon cutting for the area. Members of the Topsfield Board of Selectmen, including Chairman Eldon Goodhue, Martha Morrison, Ken Vogel and Richard Gandt, Town Administrator Virginia Wilder, as well as members the Board of Parks and Cemeteries Commissioners, including Klock Park Superintendent Steve Shepard, and landscaper Richard Galicki were on hand for the unveiling. EBSCO Publishing President Tim Collins, Chief Financial Officer Tom Wheeler, Vice President of Editorial and Corporate Planning John Atkins, Director of Editorial Operations and Thesaurus Management Sheila Dykstra and members of the Editorial Department located in the Topsfield office represented EBSCO at the ceremony.
The ceremony included a tour of the area and comments on its conditions before the work was undertaken. Chairman Goodhue commented on how well EBSCO and the town worked together. “What a partnership this is and what a pleasure it is to see the great work EBSCO is doing and what the employees are doing.”
Headquartered in Ipswich, EBSCO opened the Topsfield office in April of 2012 to accommodate its ongoing growth. EBSCO Publishing President Tim Collins says the company is committed to giving back to the communities where it is located and where its employees live. “This is a community where our employees and their families live and as a company that is continually growing, we look to communities like Topsfield to provide us with job candidates and future employees that will allow us to continue to grow.” Collins says as a company that is committed to the environment the exercise trail is a way to make the most of the land around the park. “This equipment being added makes use of the natural setting and we hope it provides an outlet for Topsfield residents and their families to make the most of the outdoors and keep their families active.”
EBSCO provides research databases and e-books to institutions around the world. The company is in an era of sustained growth and is currently hiring for more than 90 positions. More information about the job openings at the Topsfield site and at the company’s headquarters in Ipswich is available at www.careers.ebscohost.com.
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