Employees from Marathon Petroleum’s St. Paul Park refinery are doing their part to keep Minnesota beautiful and litter-free, as part of the local Adopt-A-Highway program.
In what’s become a fall tradition, about twenty employee volunteers from the refinery collected approximately 15 large bags worth of trash, and larger items, including a couch, along a two-mile stretch of Highway 22 (70th St. South) in Washington County, between Highway 13 (Hilton Ave. South) and Highway 19 (Keats Ave. South).
“We are so thankful to all of our volunteers, including from Marathon, for helping us keep our local roadways clean,” said Jennifer Oehler, Washington County’s Adopt-A-Highway program Coordinator.
The SPP Refinery was excited to sponsor and participate in the St Paul Area Chamber's Career Connect Day on October 18th. Operators, engineers, environmentalists, human resources, supply chain, accounting, and anything in between held a table to talk to over 1,000 local high schoolers about the various careers at Marathon!
The students showed a lot of interest in our crude/product samples and the refinery in general. One student even mentioned that he was currently enrolled in a welding class & was interested in how his skill can be used at the plant.
We're excited to one day see these students employed at our refinery!
In February 2022, The St. Paul Park Refinery donated $98,750 to support a longtime partnership with Friends in Need Food Shelf – an amazing organization that helps support basic needs (access to quality food) for those that need extra support. This site creates a welcoming and empowering location where those in need can shop for fresh produce and dry goods for free! Employees at the refinery regularly volunteer at the nonprofit throughout the year with major food and backpack drives!
The St. Paul Park Refinery is excited to partner with the American Red Cross - Minnesota and Dakotas Region to support their annual national "Sound The Alarm" campaign. The refinery granted the organization $10,000 to support the initiative to bring smoke detectors and fire education materials to residents in need. During the week of May 9, 2022, American Red Cross and Marathon volunteers will work side-by-side to deliver these resources to our neighbors!
The St. Paul Park Refinery Community Advisory Panel (CAP) provides community members with an opportunity to discuss and make recommendations to the company regarding environmental, safety and other issues of concern to the citizens living near the refinery. The CAP meets to discuss information and issues of concern to both citizens and the company, while also providing a mutually beneficial forum to share information and respond directly to residents of the community.
- Richard Adams: SPPR Retiree
- Bob Barton: 3M Research Chemist Retiree
- Majel Carroll: Cottage Grove Citizen, Serves on Board of Stone Soup Thrift Shop
- Jessica Danberg: St. Paul Park Police Chief
- Steve Dennis: Cottage Grove City Council Member
- Sandi Dingle: St. Paul Park Mayor
- Maurice Fleming
- Bruce Hanson: Superintendent for City of Newport Public Works Department
- Corbin Hopkins: 3M Retiree; Lions Club Member and previous Newport City Council
- Lynn Hotaling
- Darren Nelson: Assistant Principal at Oltman Middle School in St. Paul Park
- Ed Newman: 3M Retiree
- Harold Scott: Principal at Cottage Grove Middle School
- Aaron Siek: USAF - MN Air National Guard
- Bill Sumner: Newport City Councilman
- Jodi Witte: South Washington County School District Grant & Wellness Coordinator