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Marshall Fire Department Receives $5,000 Donation from Flint Hills Resources

The volunteer fire department in the City of Marshall has received a $5,000 donation from Flint Hills Resources to help fund a new pickup truck for the department. The truck, which will be purchased this fall, will replace the department’s existing 17-year-old truck. The vehicle will be used to pull critical equipment such as a command center and a decontamination trailer.

“It takes significant resources to maintain a volunteer fire department that serves a community of more than 13,000 people. We are blessed to have partners like Flint Hills Resources who regularly step up and provide assistance when we need it most,” said Marc Klaith, Marshall Fire Chief.

This is not the first time Flint Hills has provided support to the Marshall Fire Department. In 2009, the company contributed toward the department’s purchase of six new sets of turnout gear. The Marshall Fire Department regularly assists the Flint Hills Resources terminal in Marshall with emergency response drills.

“The Marshall Fire Department is comprised of more than 45 volunteers, and most of them have other jobs and obligations that they must leave when there are emergencies in the community,” said Mark Bailey, plant manager at Flint Hills Resources. “The work they do is important and appreciated; we are happy to support them.”

About Flint Hills Resources

Flint Hills Resources, LLC, through its subsidiaries, is a leading refining, chemicals and biofuels company. Its subsidiaries market products such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, ethanol, biodiesel, olefins, polymers and intermediate chemicals, as well as base oils and asphalt. The refining business operates refineries in Alaska (North Pole), Minnesota (Rosemount) and Texas (Corpus Christi), with a combined crude oil processing capacity of more than 800,000 barrels per day. The petrochemical business includes production facilities in Illinois, Michigan and Texas. The renewables business operates ethanol plants in Iowa, a biodiesel plant in Texas, and has made equity investments in bioenergy companies. The asphalt business produces and markets products in the Midwest and Alaska. A subsidiary owns an interest in a lubricants base oil facility in Louisiana.

Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend in Rosemount, Minn., has a crude oil processing capacity of about 320,000 barrels per day. Pine Bend employs about 900 people full-time; an additional 200-2,000 contractors work at the refinery daily on construction and maintenance projects. More information about the company is available at