2017 Industry of the Year Goes to Dixie Chemical, Awarded by The Pasadena, Texas Chamber of Commerce
The annual Industry of the Year
Event is organized by the Pasadena Texas Chamber of Commerce to support their mission: to “promote economic development and community growth to ensure the prosperity of Pasadena’s businesses and citizens.” The 2017 Industry of the Year honoree is Dixie Chemical.
To help spread the word and celebrate, there will be an appreciation Golf Tournament held Monday, May 1, 2017 at Timber Creek Golf Course. This event is a way to support local industry while enjoying a day on the green. With a chemical company as the honoree, more exposure will be brought to the specialty chemical industry and the fascinating and crucial role we play in our world, both at a regional and worldwide level.
One of the most important aspects of the day is the fundraising opportunity. Proceeds from the event provide much needed scholarships for Pasadena Independent School District students who excel in the area of Career and Technology.
Chemical Industry in the Community
Supporting the local community, as well as the chemical industry in general, is important to Dixie Chemical. By providing reading benches that contain complimentary books that students and family members can borrow to Pasadena elementary schools, Dixie helped to prevent the “summer slide” in education. And by working with the Dream It, Do It campaign, we are helping to to encourage the next generation work force to consider a chemical manufacturing career. The future stability of the area, as well as the chemical industry, is up to the leaders within it, which is why we support important outreach efforts.
About Dixie Chemical:
Since 1946, Dixie Chemical has been committed to manufacturing high-quality, high-performance chemical products that improve our world. With 300 customers in 25 countries, Dixie Chemical is a proven partner for open innovation in thermoset materials, alkaline paper sizing, and fuel and lube markets.