Arkema exploring $400 million expansion of Beaumont plant to produce intermediates for component used in animal nutrition

Arkema Inc. presented potential plans for expanding its Beaumont plant to the Jefferson County Commissioners Court on Monday, May 22.

The project could see a $400 million investment and create 19 permanent jobs and 500 temporary jobs during peak construction at the chemical manufacturer’s 2810 Gulf States Road facility near the ExxonMobil Beaumont refinery, according to Didier Auber, regional manufacturing director for Arkema. The plant currently has around 120 employees, he said.

Entergy Texas presents $2,500 donation to Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas

Entergy Texas presented a $2,500 donation to Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas in support of Sharing Solutions. Entergy Texas representative Pamela Williams, Lead Customer Service Manager (pictured 3rd from left), presented the donation during the workforce board’s meeting on Tuesday, June 6.

Sharing Solutions is a professional social services group, comprised of over 40 local agencies in Jefferson, Orange and Hardin counties, that work together to increase utilization of available services and support for individuals and families.

Only you can boost Jefferson County’s marsh system survival!

Jefferson County is home to a 139,000-acre Chenier marsh system, the largest contiguous coastal marsh in Texas, which runs roughly from Highway 73 south to the Gulf of Mexico. It is an ecological wonder and extremely important to preserving the future of Jefferson County. It is important recreationally, as it is used by hunters, fishermen, birdwatchers, beachgoers and kayakers. It is important ecologically, as it is a finfish, shrimp, crab and waterfowl nursery habitat.

Christus Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth receives third national Magnet designation

Christus Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth received its third national Magnet designation Tuesday, May 16.
Magnet status is an award given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), an affiliate of the American Nurses Association, to hospitals that satisfy a set of criteria designed to measure the strength and quality of their nursing. A Magnet hospital is stated to be one where nursing delivers excellent patient outcomes, where nurses have a high level of job satisfaction, and where there is a low staff nurse turnover rate and appropriate grievance resolution.