ExxonMobil’s Joliet Refinery donated 3,000 masks to AMITA Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet and Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox as part of its national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ExxonMobil Joliet Refinery has been part community since its construction in 1972,
During the COVID-19 pandemic, a dedicated team of critical operations employees worked onsite to operate and maintain the refinery, providing a reliable supply of fuel to support the COVID-19 response and essential movement of people and goods.
The onsite team was successfully protected by mitigations like workgroup segregation, social distancing, enhanced cleaning and personal protective equipment, and supported by a broader team who leveraged technology to work remotely.
Together with the Joliet Refinery, ExxonMobil’s four other manufacturing sites in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Baytown, Texas, Beaumont, Texas, and Billings, Montana donated 150,000 gallons of fuel, 130,000 gallons of hand sanitizer and thousands of dollars of gas gift cards to local first responders and health care workers to assist them in fulfilling their missions.
"The resources of hospitals and other emergency responders have been stretched and we hope that our contribution will offer some relief as we all continue the fight against COVID," Monica Mainland, Joliet Refinery manager, said in a news release from ExxonMobil.
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