Flint Hills Resources Provides $30,000 Donation to Local Student Welding Programs

The donation will be divided between Hamshire-Fannett High School, Lamar State College Port Arthur, Associated Builders and Contractors of Southeast Texas, and Port Arthur Memorial High School Career and Technology Center. “We are grateful to Flint Hills Resources for this generous donation,” said Betty Reynard, president of Lamar State College Port Arthur. “Year after year Flint Hills Resources shows their commitment to education by partnering with us to help prepare our students for productive careers.”

Flint Hills Resources is committed to supporting education in the communities they serve. Since 2015, Flint Hills Resources has provided scholarships to high school seniors pursuing higher education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or math as well as skills certificates. This year, Flint Hills Resources is offering 28 scholarships to local seniors in the Golden Triangle area totaling $42,000 in donations. Approximately 40% of the scholarship recipients will attend a technical college.

“There are many good careers in the construction industry, like welder, to be filled by a well-trained work force.  Skilled workers provide a safer workplace, produce better work, and receive higher wages,” said Horace Brown, director of education for Associated Builders and Contractors of Southeast Texas. “Donations like this from Flint Hills Resources aid in providing construction training to both our high school students and local citizens.”

“We are committed to being good neighbors in the communities we operate and making them better places to live and work,” said Larry Van Horn, operations manager for Flint Hills Resources.  “By supporting local schools, we hope this donation helps better prepare welding students for the workforce and we’re honored to play a small part in developing their careers.”

Assisting with the transportation of this donation is Primoris Field Services. Flint Hills Resources is grateful for their support.

About Flint Hills Resources

Flint Hills Resources is an industry leader in refining, chemicals, and biofuels and ingredients, with operations primarily in the Midwest and Texas. Its manufacturing capability is built upon six decades of refining experience, and the company has expanded its operations through capital projects and acquisitions worth more than $15 billion since 2002. Based in Wichita, Kansas, the company has more than 4,000 employees and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Flint Hills Resources’ subsidiaries produce and market gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, asphalt, ethanol, biodiesel, olefins, polymers and base oils. They also produce distillers corn oil, distillers grains and fertilizers. Flint Hills Resources owns or operates more than 4,000 miles of pipeline that transport crude oil, refined petroleum products, natural gas liquids and chemicals. For more information, please see www.fhr.com.
Source: Claire Jackson