MANN+HUMMEL Sponsors Gastonia Garden Initiative

Monday, 30 April 2018

'Four Seasons Garden’ Set to Open Publicly on Rankin Lake

MANN+HUMMEL has announced its sponsorship of a newly renovated garden for the city of Gastonia, naming it the “Four Seasons Garden.”

“Our team is very proud to be a part of the park renovations and to sponsor the garden on Rankin Lake,” said Paul Caulford, HSE manager for MANN+HUMMEL. “Staying involved in the community has always been an important initiative, so we jumped on the opportunity to help provide a beautiful and inviting spot for visitors to enjoy.”

Rankin Lake has been a community landmark and water source since 1922. The city of Gastonia fenced off the lakeside part of the property in the late 1980s, and the public wasn’t able to access the park for more than 20 years. In August 2012, the park received support and funding for a major renovation project, which includes fishing piers, boardwalks, viewing spots and now, a new garden.

“Partnering with MANN+HUMMEL has been wonderful, and the new garden will be a great addition to our park,” said Tripp White, assistant director of parks for the city of Gastonia. “Because of the generous support and sponsorship, the garden will feature a variety of color, flowers and blooms throughout all four seasons of the year.”

The garden is located on the lakefront, complete with a walking track and decorative pass along the 1.8-mile long greenway.


MANN+HUMMEL is a leading global expert for filtration solutions. The company group with its headquarters in Ludwigsburg, Germany, develops solutions for motor cars, industrial applications, clean air in interior spaces and the sustainable use of water. In 2017 the group achieved sales of approx. 3.9 billion euros worldwide with more than 20,000 employees at more than 80 locations. The products manufactured by the group include air cleaner systems, intake manifold systems, liquid filter systems, plastic components, filter media, cabin filters, industrial filters and membrane filters.

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Christy Marion