EHCMA members are regularly giving back to the communities in which we live and work. While making products that are vital to everyday life for people around the world, we are also #makinggood for the future generations of the industry and within the local communities.
The INEOS ICAN Foundation recently donated $22,500 to the education foundations of Alvin, Clear Creek and Dickinson ISD. Individual and team grants from the donation will help 24 local teachers teach STEM concepts to their students. The grants will fund a tectonic plate simulator, materials that allow students to build and understand electronic circuitry, a weather center, robotics competition supplies and a 3D printer for creating 3D-printed periodic tables of the chemical elements.
On March 30, more than 30 TPC Group employees joined together to spend their Saturday morning picking up trash and debris along Sims Bayou, participating in the 26th Annual Rivers, Lakes, Bays N’ Bayous’ Annual Trash Bash Event. It was TPC Group’s 10th year participating in this event designed to clean up the waterways in our communities.
Chevron Phillips recently received 21 safety awards from the Texas Chemical Council (TCC) during its annual safety awards banquet in Galveston. The company’s Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Texas, and its Pasadena Plastics Complex in Pasadena, Texas, were honored with TCC’s highest award, the “Best in Texas” safety award. TCC’s awards program recognizes member companies for their commitment and continuous improvement in safety, environmental performance and community relations.
Arkema’s Houston site matched every employee safety observation in May with a $10 donation to Betty’s Haven, a 501(c )(3) non-profit organization committed to serving adult and child victims of domestic violence in the surrounding community. With a record-breaking month of 249 observations, it was able to present the North Channel Coalition with a donation of $2,490. Congratulations to all employees for staying focused on safety and contributing to those in need.
Flint Hills Resources
Flint Hills Resources Houston and the Children’s Museum of Houston held a grand opening for the “Genius Station” inside of Flint Hills Resources’ “How Does It Work?” exhibit on May 11. The “Genius Station” is staffed full-time with science teachers to answer kids’ questions about STEM and even help them with their science homework! Flint Hills Resources also brings the museum’s science teachers to the local elementary schools to help kids get engaged in science.
TPC Group hosted it’s Second Annual Community Day: One Day on April 27. More than 80 volunteers representing the company and 25 students from Chavez High School joined forces in Houston’s east end to enhance the landscape, update the outdoor learning center and refresh the sundial located at the school’s SPARK Park.
Flint Hills Resources
Flint Hills Resources sponsors an annual scholarship program for local graduating high school seniors to help them advance their education. More than $18,000 was given to 12 high school students this year.
TPC Group recently announced the recipients of this year’s Mark of Excellence Scholarship Program at a luncheon held on May 29 in Houston. The company’s Mark of Excellence Scholarship Program recognizes high school seniors planning to attend a two- or four-year degree following graduation. Since 2006, TPC Group has awarded more than $915,000 in academic scholarships to graduating high school seniors in southeast Texas.