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Posts published in “Day: February 15, 2018

Galena Park restores 1936 Fire Truck

Mayor Moya giving a engraved plate to firemen Henry and Beall with their names on it to be attached to the truck. L – R: Fire Chief Paul Gregory, Mayor Esmeralda Moya, Sam Henry and Robbie Beall. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

Firemen Refurbish Antique Fire Truck

By Allan Jamail

Galena Park, TX. – February 6, 2018 at the regular council meeting Mayor Esmeralda Moya recognized and commended Firemen Sam Henry and Robbie Beall for their volunteering to restore the city’s first fire truck.

Because of the invaluable volunteer service of Henry and Beall the 1936 Ford Seagate fire truck was restored for $14,000 compared to the $124,000 price tag quoted by a company specializing in fire truck restorations. Their work took 22 months to complete with the help of two local companies. AmSpec restored the chrome, Burbank Barrel polished the brass and San Jacinto College painted it. The antique truck is only used now for parades or on display at city events.

Galena Park & Jacinto City seniors enjoy Valentine’s party

Seniors and organizers at the first Annual Valentine’s Dance Party. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Galena Park, TX – February 13, 2018 citizens of Galena Park and Jacinto City came together to provide area seniors with a Valentine’s Dance Party. Jose Ramon one of the organizers said, “This is our first year to provide a Valentine’s party for the seniors and we’re hoping this will become an annual event.”

Seniors enjoyed dancing, food, refreshments and door prizes.

LyondellBasell Channelview Complex opens new administration building

LyondellBasell officials joined Pct. 2 Commissioner Jack Morman on Wednesday, to cut the ribbon opening their new administration building. Helping with the scissors are site manager Kim Foley and EVP Dan Coombs, center.

CHANNELVIEW, Texas – Feb. 14, 2018 -The Channelview Complex of LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, today opened the doors to a new, state-of-the-art administration building. The site began construction of the $70 million, 96,347 square foot building last year as part of ongoing safety enhancements for the complex.

Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Jack Morman and several other local community leaders and residents joined LyondellBasell employees and Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing Dan Coombs to celebrate the opening of the three-story building during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“This building investment represents our commitment to putting safety first in everything we do,” said Coombs. “As a company, we are always seeking ways we can improve the safety of our sites. This building, with its enhanced safety features and new location, showcases our continued focus on this effort.”

The new building is located away from operating units and features a number of safety and work enhancements for the site, including on-site security, security card-access to offices and improved fire suppression systems. It also has an on-site Health Center and a room for new mothers.

In addition to relocating the administration building, the site also moved the operations control room for the north plant and maintenance department to the new campus.