Creating thousands of jobs
In Minnesota, Flint Hills Resources employs 1,300 full-time employees, including more than 500 members of the United Steelworkers Local 662 Union. As Minnesota’s largest continuous construction site, an average of 1,500 contractors work onsite on any given day.
A recent study by Harrah Analytics, an independent economic research firm, estimates that Flint Hills Resources supports nearly 5,000 Minnesota jobs. Of the 5,000 jobs, about 1,300 Minnesotans are directly employed by Flint Hills Resources. Another 3,400 jobs are indirectly supported through the purchase of goods and services from local businesses by Flint Hills Resources and its employees.
In 2014, the Pine Bend refinery became the first-ever PRO-10 certified worksite. PRO-10 is a 10-hour professional development course tailored for the construction and building trades. Offering communications, customer relations, diversity, and safety classes, among others, the goal of the program is to build a professional environment at construction worksites – helping attract the best and the brightest to a career in the construction industry.