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Torrance Refinery Welcomes Neighbors during Open House

By |2018-12-05T18:27:21+00:00October 5th, 2018|Categories: In the Community|

The Torrance Refining Company LLC (TORC) welcomed more than 400 community visitors to the Torrance Refinery for the company’s Open House on September 29th. Upon arrival, guests were welcomed by employee and family volunteers, including the Refinery’s Fire Brigade, whose fire trucks and emergency preparedness equipment were on display (pictured above). Next, guests entered the Refinery [...]

Torrance Refinery Visits TorBots Team 1197

By |2018-11-20T17:01:22+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: In the Community|

Meet “Torpedo” (pictured above), the 2018 competition robot designed and built by members of the South High Torrance Robotics (TorBots) after-school club. Each year, students participating in TorBots design and build a robot to compete in robotics tournaments during which the team puts its robot to the test against other teams’ inventions in points-based games. Typically, [...]

Summer Fun at the South Coast Botanic Garden!

By |2018-08-30T17:38:34+00:00August 30th, 2018|Categories: In the Community|

The Tapia family facilitating the "Build a Gnome Home" station "Pollinator Party” – "Hoot and H’Owl" – “Squirrel Mania” – these are just a few of the clever themes created by the South Coast Botanic Garden for its monthly Kids Club program. Once a month, families navigate through the beautiful 87-acre garden located in [...]

Torrance Refinery Sponsors Summer Fest to Support Local Youth Leadership Program

By |2018-08-30T17:12:22+00:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: In the Community|

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation held its second annual “Summer Fest” event to raise funds for the chamber’s “Leadership, Exploration and Development” (LEAD) program. This seven-month program provides Torrance area high school sophomores the opportunity to visit local businesses, educational institutions, and non-profits throughout the South Bay to help them explore career options and [...]

Torrance Refinery Hosts 28th Annual Summer Jobs Program for Torrance Students

By |2018-08-30T17:06:04+00:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: In the Community|

YDP student participating in a mock interview with a Torrance refinery employee volunteer For many students in the Torrance Unified School District (TUSD) summer vacation is a time to go to the beach, hang out with friends, and get away from the daily routine of classes. But for 30 local students selected to participate [...]

Torrance Teachers Recognized, Showcase STEAM Curriculum at Refinery Grant Ceremony

By |2018-06-25T22:24:28+00:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: In the Community|

Carr Elementary Teacher Sherry Nelson’s project entitled, “Virtual Reality, Here We Come” (Photo credit: John Matera) Torrance Refinery Manager Steve Steach and Board of Education Member Terry Ragins racing remote-controlled devices programmed by elementary school students (Photo credit: John Matera) “Robots, Coding, STEAM, Oh My!” – “Kinder Coding at Carr!” – “Virtual [...]

John J. Neu Leadership Academy Graduates Prepare for Next Chapter

By |2018-06-25T22:55:41+00:00June 8th, 2018|Categories: In the Community|

Many people find transitioning from eighth grade to high school to be challenging. However, this year’s John J. Neu Leadership Academy graduates are up to the task after completing an extensive leadership program designed to provide intervention and guidance in their journey into high school. The program, named after esteemed former Torrance Police Chief John Neu, [...]

Second Annual Cardboard Regatta Makes a Big Splash!

By |2018-06-25T22:47:28+00:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: In the Community|

Watercraft designing and building! Torrance Refinery volunteers with event coordinators Nancy Ton and Nazia Rashid Off to the races! More than 150 emerging female engineers from the Torrance Unified School District (TUSD) put their skills to the test during the second annual “Cardboard Regatta” on June 1 at the school [...]

Refinery Sponsors Annual Torrance Fire Department Awards

By |2018-06-25T23:13:09+00:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: In the Community|

Torrance Refining Company LLC is proud to have sponsored this year’s Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce Torrance Fire Department (TFD) Appreciation and Awards event held on May 2. The event recognized civilians, staff and firefighters who demonstrated courage and a commitment to serve others through their actions, going above and beyond to save and make a [...]

Torrance Refinery Employee Volunteers Support North High Special Olympics

By |2018-06-25T22:06:21+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: In the Community|

Athletes and Refinery employee volunteers in action! Refinery Employee Volunteer Team In partnership with Special Olympics Southern California, North High held its second annual Special Olympics track meet on April 20th for 80 athletes from North, Peninsula, and Locke High Schools. Athletes with disabilities and without competed in the 50 meter and [...]