Corpus Christi, Texas – August 11, 2020 – The LyondellBasell Corpus Christi Complex is celebrating a milestone birthday by giving back to those who are on the front lines fighting the coronavirus in their community. To celebrate its 40th anniversary of operations and to pay tribute to those who are working so diligently to help those who have contracted the virus, the site has donated a supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) to CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline Hospital.
“During times like this, it is more important to help those who are helping others than to celebrate a birthday,” said Alicia Matus, LyondellBasell Corpus Christi Complex site manager. “Safety is our overriding priority in everything we do at LyondellBasell and knowing how difficult it is to find these items right now, we knew it was the right thing to do to ensure our healthcare workers have additional supplies of PPE. We are proud to support our frontline healthcare workers who are doing so much to care for us during this pandemic.”
The site donated an assortment of PPE items to the hospital to shore up its supplies including coveralls, shoe covers, face shields, a variety of face masks and hand sanitizer. LyondellBasell worked with its established vendors to source the materials and recognizes Vallen Distribution and Seattle Glove for their efforts to reduce pricing and distribution costs for the donation.
“We thank LyondellBasell for this gift that will help protect our associates and patients,” said Karen Bonner, Vice President of Philanthropy for CHRISTUS Spohn Health System. “We are most grateful. You all are our heroes.”
In addition to the Complex’s 40-year anniversary, the gift of PPE to CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline Hospital is also being given in honor of long-time LyondellBasell employee René Perez, who passed away recently. Perez was a Maintenance Technician who was a respected member of our team and had been with LyondellBasell and its predecessor companies since 1982.
About LyondellBasell’s Corpus Christi Complex
The 2,570-acre LyondellBasell Corpus Christi petrochemical manufacturing site produces ethylene and propylene, the basic chemical building blocks used to create a number of consumer products including food packaging, containers, automotive parts, personal care products, construction materials and antifreeze.
The safety of our people and the surrounding community is our overriding priority as we operate our sites. The LyondellBasell Corpus Christi site was recently recognized by the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers as a winner of its 2019 Annual Safety Awards. The site won an Elite Silver Award, which recognizes those sites that have attained top industry safety performance for the application year and demonstrated excellent program innovation and leadership over time.
The facility contributes an estimated $223 million per year in positive economic impact to the region including goods and services purchased and employee pay and benefits. Additionally, LyondellBasell employees proudly volunteer for and support a number of local schools and charitable organizations.
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