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  • Partnership sends new generation into refinery construction

    “If you build it, they will come” is turning out to be more than just a bit of sage movie wisdom.
    Total Refinery announced two years ago that it would be building a $1.7 billion ethane steam cracker in Port Arthur. Immediately, a group of industrial-related partners realized that a local construction workforce must also be built.
    The resulting collaboration is the Construction Site Carpentry program, facilitated by Lamar State College Port Arthur. The class, which feeds its graduates into local refinery construction jobs, is offered at no cost to students Read More


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