Press Release: Golf Tournament Raises $300K for Greater Houston Workforce

PetrochemWorks™ Golf Tournament Continues Legacy of Success

The East Harris County Manufacturers Association (EHCMA) joined forces with leading petrochemical organizations in the Greater Houston area to host the fifth annual PetrochemWorks™ Golf Tournament, which benefits regional workforce development. The tournament has raised more than $1 million in the last five years.

On Oct. 26, more than 250 golfers and 40 tent sponsors gathered at the Wildcat Golf Club to raise more than $300,000, bringing lifetime tournament proceeds to more than $1.8 million. For the fifth consecutive year, proceeds of the tournament will be donated to San Jacinto College, Lee College, Houston Community College and the Construction and Education Maintenance Foundation for technical programs and student scholarships. By donating to technical scholarships and technical programs at local colleges, the tournament annually aims to improve regional workforce development, an ongoing initiative in the industry.

For the second year, the event expanded to be co-hosted by East Harris County Manufacturers Association (EHCMA), Association of Chemical Industry of Texas (ACIT) and Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC).

“I am so grateful to see how many EHCMA member companies and industry partners have shown unwavering support for the community, including the students who are studying to be part of the next generation of our industry,” said EHCMA chairman, Bob Bradshaw. “Thank you to all the sponsors and participants for helping to make this year’s tournament yet another success as we continue making good in both the community and for the future of the industry.” 

The tournament is named after the website, which highlights the benefits of a career in the flourishing petrochemical industry that is expected to grow 30 percent in the next decade. Petrochemical and construction companies are currently filling thousands of positions due to expansions of facilities, new construction, and the large number of the workforce retiring. EHCMA always aims to support students and the programs needed to provide them with the necessary skills to thrive in the future.

For more information about the 2018 PetrochemWorks™ Golf Tournament and the generous sponsors, visit For updates on upcoming events follow @EHCMA and like EHCMA’s Facebook page.


About EHCMA:

The East Harris County Manufacturers Association is an alliance of more than 130 chemical manufacturers, refiners and supporting distribution facilities in Baytown, Deer Park, Houston, La Porte, North Channel and Pasadena. Its member companies transform natural resources into the materials needed to make many essential consumer products such as cosmetics, gasoline, jet fuel, lubricants, pharmaceuticals, electronics, building supplies, household goods, clothes, plastics, automobile parts and thousands of other everyday items that are a part of your daily routine. As the largest industry organization of its kind in the world, EHCMA is committed to delivering current news on events and issues that affect our industry. For more information, visit

Media Contact:
Laura Glueck
Fifth Ring, Public Relations for EHCMA