Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend is proud to support many of the programs and organizations that help improve the quality of life in Minnesota. The company contributes time, talent and dollars to a variety of organizations focused on the following areas:
- Environmental stewardship projects that apply innovative solutions to environmental challenges and enhance our community
- Education programs that focus on enhancing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) aptitude as well as a variety of programs that promote learning and achievement
- Safety programs that provide training to law enforcement and public safety responders who make our community a safer place
“I think our relationship with Flint Hills Resources pre-dates official corporate partnerships with conservation organizations. Flint Hills gives directly to the Living Lakes Initiative, which has resulted in 200,000 acres of conversation in the last 30 years.”
-Adam DeHaan, Ducks Unlimited Senior Director of Development
“We have a great partnership with Flint Hills Resources around a project called Project Green Fleet. In that project we work together to reduce emissions from diesel engines. More than 3,600 school buses and other engines have been retrofitted. The employees at the Pine Bend refinery step up and really help us develop innovative solutions.”
-Mike Harley, Environmental Initiative Executive Director
“We’re grateful to Flint Hills Resources for its support of the Flint Hills Family Festival from the very beginning. Our special partnership gives people the best opportunity to experience world-class art from far-away to close-to-home.”
-Dayna Martinez, Artistic Director of Community and Education Programming at the Ordway
“Serving a community of more than 13,000 people requires significant resources and reliable equipment. Thanks to Flint Hills Resources’ assistance through the years, our department is better prepared to react quickly in times of an emergency. We are grateful to have such a strong partner supporting our community.”
-Marc Klaith, City of Marshall Fire Chief
“Providing children and their families with a memorable hands-on learning experience is really gratifying. It’s a unique opportunity to keep our young learners engaged outside the classroom. These special moments couldn’t happen without the support of Flint Hills Resources. We’re proud to partner with Flint Hills to help inspire the next generation of innovators, engineers and creative problem solvers.”
-Jill Measells, CEO of The Works museum
“Flint Hills Resources is crucial to the success of Ducks Unlimited events across Minnesota. Their ongoing support of Living Lakes is indicative of their understanding of Minnesota’s unique landscape and its value.”
-Tim Roble, Ducks Unlimited Minnesota State Chairman
"Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend’s designation as a MNSTAR site is a testament to the level of excellence in all areas of your safety and health management system."
-Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry Commissioner Ken Peterson
"The Pine Bend training facility offers the ideal environment for us to train because we are able to set up different types of scenarios within one building. By providing this first-rate facility to us, Flint Hills is truly making the community a better and safer place."
-Minneapolis Police Sergeant Dave Clifford
"Flint Hills has been a great partner. They get their role in this larger effort to protect the Mississippi River ecosystem and habitat."
-Friends of the Mississippi River Conservation Director Tom Lewanski