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By Margaret Toal
For the Record 

Industrial executives to visit LSCO opening Wednesday


Last updated 4/30/2024 at 9:01pm

The chief executive officer of Chevron Phillips along with a senior official from QatarEnergy will speak Wednesday, May 1, at a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at Lamar State College Orange.

The college is opening its new hands-on training lab at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Industrial Technology Building, 409 Fourth Street.

Golden Triangle Polymers donated $1.3 million to help establish the new facility, which will be used for LSCO courses teaching chemical processing courses. Golden Triangle Polymers is the name of the new $8.5 billion petrochemical plant under construction between on Texas Highway 87 South between Orange and Bridge City.

The new plant is a joint venture between Chevron Phillips and Qatar Energy.

The new LSCO lab was built by Polaris EPC with a customer control system purchased from Scallon Controls.

Dr. Tom Johnson is president of LSCO and has been working to expand the campus and add training for local industries and services that are needed in Southeast Texas.

Currently, the campus has a new academic building on Green Avenue under construction along with an addition to the historic brick First Baptist Church Building along with a renovation to the church to turn the complex into a student reception area.


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