Community recognition for Crown bevcan plant in Texas

Crown’s beverage can plant at Conroe, Texas, has been recognised by the local chamber of commerce for corporate citizenship work.

The facility received the 2019 Large Business of the Year award from the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce in recognition of the activities of the company’s employees in supporting several worthy local community causes in the city.

Being a good corporate citizen and neighbour is a key part of Crown’s business philosophy and its corporate citizenship activities focus on a wide range of issues, including environmental protection, investing in local youth and preparing tomorrow’s workforce.

In addition to underwriting the Montgomery County job fair with staffing partner Resource MFG to help connect community residents with available jobs, Crown has been active in secondary schools and colleges in the Conroe area.

For example, members of the plant’s leadership team visited students at Willis High School, part of the Conroe Independent School District, which has programmes in various manufacturing and science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects, to discuss potential career paths.

Plans are also underway to invite the school’s senior class to tour the Conroe facility to see beverage can manufacturing in action. The plant has also sent representatives to the Conroe Independent School District job fair and is working on an apprenticeship programme with Lone Star College.

Staff at the site have also facilitated knowledge sharing by hosting one of the monthly events for human resources professionals in the Conroe area; donated more than 500kg of food to the Montgomery County Food Bank in 2019; and sponsored community activities including celebratory events for Christmas.