Pine Bend Refinery | Rosemount, MN
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    Community involvement

    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
    “Flint Hills Resources is one of our longest standing corporate sponsors. Their commitment to conservation has allowed us to make major ecological impacts across North America, and for that we are thankful.”
    -Adam DeHaan, Ducks Unlimited
    “Flint Hills Resources has shown time and time again a commitment to fire safety and being a good neighbor, and we are proud to work closely with them.”
    -Jim Voelker, Rosemount Fire Department
    “The Flint Hills Family Festival has survived and thrived because the Ordway cares about creating unforgettable experiences for families, and Flint Hills Resources cares about improving the quality of life in Minnesota. We are grateful for our strong long-term partnerships with our corporate sponsors and the communities we serve.”
    -Jamie Grant, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
    "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."
    -Sgt. Dave Clifford, Minneapolis Police Department
    “Authentic hands-on learning experiences are crucial to learning, and Zoo Safari provides these students with an unforgettable opportunity to see STEM concepts and conservation practices in action. Kids are naturally drawn to animals – they make learning fun. We’re grateful for community partners like Flint Hills Resources who help make this program possible for thousands of students every school year.”
    -John Frawley, Minnesota Zoo
    “Flint Hills is an expert in industrial emergency response, which is a great benefit for the firefighters in our community that receive this specialized mutual aid training.”
    -Judy Thill, Inver Grove Heights Fire Department
    “For 20 years, the Experience Science program has been an invaluable resource that provides students with unique experiences to innovate, learn, and interact with STEM concepts. It’s wonderful that this program continues to flourish with ongoing support from Flint Hills Resources.”
    -Alison Rempel Brown, Science Museum of Minnesota
    “The Pine Bend Bluffs Natural Area is a beautiful bluff land along the Mississippi River filled with unique hidden treasures. We are thrilled that the rusty patched bumble bee has made the habitat its home and look forward to continue working with Flint Hills Resources in these successful restoration and preservation efforts.”
    -Karen Schik, Friends of the Mississippi River ecologist
    “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
    “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