Oxbow Calcining comes to aide of Alsen St. Irma Lee Fire Department
BATON ROUGE – Oxbow Calcining’s Baton Rouge facility has provided a $5,000 grant to the Alsen St. Irma Lee Fire Department in order to increase fire coverage and emergency services to residents and businesses located in the Alsen St. Irma Lee community of East Baton Rouge Parish.
A division of Oxbow Carbon LLC., Oxbow’s Baton Rouge Calcining Plant was built in 1963 and employs more than 60 people in the Baton Rouge area. The facility has a long history of supporting local charities and schools in several of the communities of East Baton Rouge Parish.
The 24 member volunteer Fire Department services more than 389 homeowners and 29 businesses in East Baton Rouge Parish. The additional funds will allow 4 additional fire fighters to remain on the night shift at the fire house, shortening response time to citizens in need.
“Oxbow has worked closely with the Alsen St. Irma Lee Fire Department for many years,” said Plant Manager David Postlethwait. “We simultaneously perform emergency response training at our facility and allow the firefighters to use our meeting rooms.”
Fire Chief Charles A. Jackson thanked Oxbow Calcining for the continued support. “Oxbow’s donation increases the protection we can provide our citizens living in the Alsen St. Irma Lee community and East Baton Rouge Parish,” Chief Jackson said.
For further information contact:
Corporate Communications & Community Relations
Oxbow Carbon LLC
1601 Forum Place, Suite 1400
West Palm Beach, FL 33401