Petrochemical talk with Greg Masica, vice president and site manager for BASF TOTAL

Greg Masica, vice president and site manager for BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals LLC, was the featured guest speaker at the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 22.
“It is important for the community to understand the purpose of our plant facility, the value we bring to our local region, the consumer products produced with our raw materials and the overall impact the chemical industry has on individuals’ daily quality of life,” Masica said of his recent presentation to Chamber members at Bob Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur.

Entergy pledges funds to help its customers

As Southeast Texas recovers from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, Entergy Texas announced $400,000 in charitable contributions to help rebuild the communities it serves.
“We know from experience that for customers, recovering from a disaster of this magnitude is a long and arduous road,” said Entergy Texas President and CEO Sallie Rainer. “Our commitment to our customers doesn’t end once we get electricity restored. We will be here to help our communities come back stronger than ever.”

LU interns gain real-world experience at BASF TOTAL

Five Lamar University students participated in the annual summer internship program at BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals LLC.
The interns worked on engineering projects that allowed them to apply technical skills and knowledge to real-world situations. Employees work side-by-side with college students and challenge them to contribute to the site’s productivity and performance. The three-month program is part of BASF’s local workforce development efforts.

Nearly 50 graduate from CICE workforce development program

Nearly 50 graduated from Lamar University’s CICE Workforce Development program Tuesday, Aug. 15, after completing 10-12 weeks of training that prepared them for entry into the areas most sought-after occupations.