Shell Polymers Supports the Beaver County Community

In addition to investing in Monaca’s educational programs, Shell Polymers gives back to the community through service, whether that’s by renovating public amenities or supporting local organizations. Employees are encouraged to volunteer their time and energy to local charity organizations and benefits, like renovating the playground at Port City Park in Vanport, maintaining the flower beds at the Penn State Extension near Beaver Valley Mall, or serving at the community food bank. In addition, Shell Polymers also partners with local businesses to provide essential supplies including meals and hygiene products for families in need.

One of many volunteer programs supported by Shell Polymers is CommuniCycle. This organization collects used bikes and parts and coordinates community events to assemble and repair them for deserving local kids and adults. Volunteers from our technical team spent part of a day assembling bikes. The experience not only helped our internal team-building but also helped make progress toward our goal of having 1,000 bikes ready for children and adults in the local area this summer.

An Advocate for Careers in STEM Fields

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 6.4% of United States employment shares were STEM occupations, many of which were recorded with an annual mean wage in the six figures. Shell Polymers is committed to helping future generations of Pennsylvania students, like Production Operator Terence Gettings, acquire the knowledge and skills they need for a successful, rewarding career in science and engineering through academic partnerships. Shell Polymers proactively contributes to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in local schools, as well as empowers our engineers, like Senior Technical Engineer Adriana Velasquez, to make regular presentations in local high schools to highlight career opportunities in the sciences.

Read more about Shell Polymers' STEM partnerships here.

Professional headshot of senior technical service engineer, Adriana Velasquez.

As a guest speaker, I can also be a role model and inspire students to be confident in their choices in themselves. Helping them see their own possibilities can be just the encouragement they need.

Adriana Velasquez | Senior Technical Engineer - Rotomolding

Polyethylene Manufacturer Brings Career Opportunities

The location of Shell Polymers’ new polyethylene plant is creating employment opportunities for Beaver County residents. Shell Polymers also has a deep respect for military veterans like LaCree Parrish. Special recruiting events held earlier this year appealed directly and successfully to veterans, who will represent more than 10% of the operator workforce at the new plant.

In addition to expanding career options within the Monaca, PA community, Shell Polymers is also encouraging students to consider jobs in manufacturing by contributing to STEM programs at local institutions and sending Polymer Pros to inspire the next generation of STEM professionals. The goal is to expand local training programs, so upcoming industry professionals have access to the technology needed to succeed.

Embed Sustainable Best Practices Into Community Projects

Embed Sustainable Best Practices Into Community Projects

Safety, the environment, and communities are vital considerations when we plan, design, and operate our projects and facilities. Here are 10 ways we approach sustainability in our project.

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