Port Industries at the 20th Annual Earth Day Bay Day

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The members of Port Industries Corpus Christi were proud to sponsor the 20th Annual Earth Day Bay Day event in 2019! Representatives from various membership organizations were on site to interact with the public by showcasing a tank model, valves, a pipeline pig, and to hand out environmentally friendly goody bags. Port Industries also sponsored the OmniGlobe – a fun, interactive display system highlighting “earth weather, climate change, plate tectonics, human impact, glaciations, the sun, the planets and major moons”.

For more information about the OmniGlobe, please view the video.

Earth Day Bay Day
Earth Day Bay Day
Earth Day Bay Day

Nueces Delta Clean Up

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On November 30, 2018, the Port Industries Technical Committee headed out to the Nueces Delta Preserve for our annual PICC Work Day! Dozens of PICC member volunteers took charge to trim brush and trees around the education area, Rincon Bayou and Nature trail. Volunteers also cleared an old dock, rerouted irrigation lines from rain water harvest systems to trees, installed solar powered irrigation pumps, constructed berms to slope slow water runoff, installed a new stump jump for the preschool visitors, and scattered seeds to establish new grass! Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers for your generous efforts to keep our natural spaces thriving.

Delta Clean up group
Delta Cleanup work
Delta Clean up
Delta Clean up working

Teacher Externship

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Members of Port Industries Corpus Christi partnered with our friends and colleagues in education and workforce development to bring a jam-packed week of industry immersion! The Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend 2018 Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) Learn! Educator Externship Program allowed 70+ local educators to participate in a one-week externship in July, designed to allow this select group to make the connection between academic skills and the workplace.

Each year, PICC members host 15-25 educators for tours and presentations at different member facilities in conjunction with visits to the Refinery Terminal Fire Company facility, Del Mar College West campus, and more!

Interested in participating in the next Educator Externship Program? Contact Hope Rangel with the Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend at hope.rangel@workforcesolutionscb.org.

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PORT INDUSTRIES GIVES $100,000 TO GROW LOCAL SOUTH TEXAS

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(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) – The Port Industries of Corpus Christi (PICC), an alliance of 16-member companies operating in the Coastal Bend, is proud to announce that it will be supporting GROW Local South Texas with a gift of $100,000 to aid the organization in continuing to develop and provide the area with fresh, locally sourced food. The donation will be paid out over a three year period.

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“We’ve watched the work GROW Local STX is doing and wanted to provide the organization with additional support so that it can continue to provide the many valuable services and learning opportunities that it does for our community,” said Bob Paulison, executive director of Port Industries.

“This gift allows GROW Local STX to concentrate on the programs required to GROW the local food system and shore up its operational budget. It’s a fantastic example of corporate responsibility and commitment to creating a healthier place for everyone in South Texas,” said Aislynn Campbell, executive director for GROW Local STX. “Thank you Port Industries and its member companies for leading the charge to make a strong local food system a reality.”

This is the second time PICC member companies have provided support for GROW Local STX. The alliance, through its Coastal Bend Diabetes Initiative, provided to organization with approximately $51,000 in 2015.

Traffic at the Port of Corpus Christi is growing — literally

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, Corpus Christi Caller-Times

It’s one thing to say ship traffic at the Port of Corpus Christi is climbing while using reports and PowerPoint presentations.

Illustrating the challenges the nation’s fifth-largest port faces as energy companies shift to larger vessels could only be done from the water.

Officials from Port Industries of Corpus Christi did just that on Monday.

See full article at caller.com