Along with top petrochemical companies in the area, Dixie Chemical is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 2018 PetrochemWorks Golf Tournament that will be held on Friday, October 26 at the Wildcat Golf Club in Houston, TX. Since 2013, the annual golf tournament has raised more than $1.6 million for regional workforce development.
Raising Money For Workforce Development
The PetrochemWorks Golf Tournament has become one of the largest fundraisers for the manufacturing and construction industries in the greater Houston area. Proceeds from the event will go towards student scholarships and technical programs at Houston Community College, Lee College and San Jacinto College.
In its fifth year, the annual golf tournament is a joint venture with top petrochemical companies and is co-hosted by the Association of Chemical Industry Texas (ACIT), Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC), East Harris County Manufacturers Association (EHCMA) and Texas Chemical Council (TCC).
The event raised $500,000 in 2017, which was a 55% increase from the year prior. This year, event organizers hope to raise $600,000.
Last year, the tournament was re-branded and named after petrochemworks.com, which highlights the benefits of working in the petrochemical industry and connects job seekers to companies in the industry. With Dixie Chemical Company’s strong affiliation to attracting workers to the industry, the sponsorship was a natural fit.
Top Petrochemical Companies Help Expand the Industry
The goal of the PetrochemWorks Golf Tournament is to illuminate the expanding skill gap in the petrochemical, construction and contracting industries.
The next few years are going to bring higher retirement rates in these fields, leading to more than 11,700 job openings. On top of which, the tournament’s namesake predicts the petrochemical industry will grow 30% in the next decade.
Supporting local fundraisers like the PetrochemWorks Golf Tournament falls in line with Dixie Chemical’s mission to be a steward of the community. This has been an ongoing mission of the chemical manufacturing company as opportunities in science help strengthen the community.
About Dixie Chemical Company
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. For more information, visit www.dixiechemcial.com.