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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 [...]

Relay for Life – Torrance a Huge Success

By |2018-06-25T23:01:49+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: In the Community|

Community Relations Advisor Brandon Matson (center) with Michelle Rand (left) and ACS Event Mentor Los Angeles Central Area Sheri Slover (right) during the opening ceremony. The 16th Annual Relay for Life - Torrance kicked-off at the South High School track On Saturday, April 21. During the event, teams walked or ran continuously for 24-hours [...]

Torrance Refinery Sponsors Annual Police Awards

By |2018-05-10T21:12:35+00:00March 30th, 2018|Categories: In the Community|

Refinery Fire Chief Joe Alvarez provides words of appreciation. Torrance Refining Company LLC (TORC) sponsored the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Torrance Police Department Awards and Appreciation Luncheon. The event was held in March at the Toyota Meeting Hall in the Torrance Cultural Arts Center to honor the brave officers of the Torrance [...]

Regional Occupational Center Students Visit Torrance Refinery

By |2018-05-10T21:12:24+00:00March 28th, 2018|Categories: In the Community|

On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Torrance Refining Company LLC (TORC) welcomed students from the Southern California Regional Occupation Center (SoCal ROC) to the Torrance Refinery. The students, who are enrolled in an engineering course at SoCal ROC, began their visit meeting with Torrance Refinery Engineers Roddy Posada and Jessica Demeyer, who spoke about their academic career [...]

Refinery Engineers Participate in Torrance High’s “Girl-Powered STEM Fair”

By |2018-05-10T21:12:09+00:00March 1st, 2018|Categories: In the Community|

Farideh Mehrdad (Top Row, Center Left) and Jessica Demeyer (Top Row, Center Right) with the Torrance High STEM Club and other guest speakers. Torrance Refinery Engineers Farideh Mehrdad and Jessica Demeyer attended Torrance High’s “Girl-Powered STEM Fair,” which was hosted by the Torrance High (THS) STEM Club in February. Farideh and Jessica spoke about [...]