LIT holds ceremony for Technical Arts building

Tuesday, March 21, at Lamar Institute of Technology, the college celebrated the last beam put into place in its new Technical Arts building.
Nearly 200 people attended, including elected officials, community, business and industry leaders, students, staff and faculty, and LIT Foundation members. Attendees were treated to lunch.

ExxonMobil holds ‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day’ in Beaumont

In association with ExxonMobil’s ongoing “Be an Engineer” initiative, the company held its annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day program Thursday, April 6, at Jefferson Theatre in Beaumont.
In its 14th year, the program engaged 90 Beaumont ISD middle-school girls in a hands-on approach that allowed them to experience the excitement of being an engineer. About 40 Beaumont-area ExxonMobil employees volunteered during the event.

New Taco Bell being built near Walden Road Holiday Inn in Beaumont

A new Taco Bell is currently under construction at 3980 Interstate 10 S. in front of the Holiday Inn Beaumont Plaza at Walden Road. According to Chad Motsinger, chief operating officer at KorMex Foods, a franchisee of Taco Bell, the 2,029- square-foot fast-food restaurant is projected to open in early June. According to Traci Montalbano, demolition and permit chief for the city of Beaumont, the cost of the project is $375,000.

Bill Clark celebrates 60 years in pest control

Bill Clark Pest Control celebrated the company’s 60th anniversary Thursday, March 9, at the Event Centre in Beaumont.
Friends, family and community members were present for the celebration, which honored company owner Bill Clark for his dedication and hard work over the past 60 years.
“To me, this is an awesome accomplishment,” Clark told The Business Journal. “I think about how I was able to start from scratch and be in business for that long, and get to the size we currently are — it’s mindboggling to me, and a bit surreal.”

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