Lemont, Ill.— May 18, 2017 — On April 5, The Three River’s Manufacturers’ Association (TRMA) held its annual dinner meeting to recognize member companies for their commitment to safety. This year, the CITGO Lemont Refinery was awarded the “Partnership Award” in recognition of their 2016 total OSHA workplace recordable incident rate of less than 0.4 with no work-related fatalities. 

“Safety is a core value for CITGO and a collaborative effort at the Lemont Refinery. With the united goal of keeping everyone safe, our employees and contractors work together daily to improve our processes,” said Jim Cristman, vice president and general manager of the CITGO Lemont Refinery.

In addition, CITGO Lemont was able to recognize the following affiliated contractor companies for their leadership in the area of safety while working onsite at the refinery: Hayes Mechanical, Heritage Environmental Services, JM Electric, Manhattan Mechanical Services, Mid-States Industrial, Inc., Per Se Group, Inc., Priority Staffing, Sage ATC Environmental LLC and Universal Plant Services.

Established in 1933, TRMA serves the needs of local manufacturers in Will and Grundy counties. Comprised of small and large companies, including dozens of national and international corporations, TRMA offers a variety of programs to benefit all member organizations, regardless of size.

About the CITGO Lemont Refinery
For over 90 years, CITGO Lemont Refinery has employed more than 750 Chicago area residents on a full-time and contract basis in support of the local economy. In addition to producing high-quality fuels for a large portion of the network of nearly 5,500 locally-owned CITGO stations across the country, Lemont Refinery employees also make a major positive impact on the community. Each year, more than 2,500 volunteer hours and thousands of dollars are given in support of community programs such as Muscular Dystrophy Association, United Way and a variety of environmental and preservation programs. Operations at the Lemont Refinery began in 1925 with a major expansion, doubling the facility, in 1933. Over the years, new units were added to meet the demand for a better quality of gas for automobiles, aviation fuel for WWII, and the production of asphalt. Petróleos de Venezuela, PDVSA, acquired 100% ownership of the refinery in 1997 and began operations as CITGO Lemont Refinery. For more information, visit www.citgoLemont.com

CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information, visit www.CITGO.com.