Mometrix Test preparation supports fight against neuromuscular disease

Mometrix Test Preparation presented a check to the Muscular Dystrophy Association for $15,750. During the month of August 2016, Mometrix donated 10% of their sales to MDA. Since 2011, they have raised over $68,750. The funds are earmarked to support MDA’s neuromuscular muscular disease research.

BASF completes $270 million expansion of Beaumont facility, launches new product

A new multimillion-dollar investment by BASF will provide an herbicidal solution for crop growers and, at the same time, contribute to the economic development of Southeast Texas.
Tuesday, March 21, BASF held a ribbon cutting to announce completion of the expansion of its Beaumont facility, the only dicamba manufacturing facility in the U.S.
Dicamba, an herbicide that controls annual and perennial rose weeds in grain crops and highlands, is used to control brush and bracken in pastures, as well as legumes and cacti. It kills broadleaf weeds before and after they sprout.

Total partners with Borealis and Nova in $1.7B ethane cracker project

Total announced Monday, March 27, that the company is entering into a partnership with Borealis and Nova to form a joint venture with the aim of building an ethane steam cracker at Total’s plant in Port Arthur and a new Borstar polyethylene unit in Bayport.
The joint venture is expected to be established in late 2017, according to a release by Total, and the final investment decision on the Borstar polyethylene plant will be made simultaneously.

Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas Awards of Excellence

Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas honored the 2016 outstanding employers, job seekers, sponsors and partners at its Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 4, at its new administrative offices and Beaumont Workforce Solutions Center at 510 Park St. downtown. The Workforce Board recognized area employers for their contribution to the workforce system through implementation of innovative initiatives, which positively affected workers and local communities.

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