• SABIC celebrates 50 years of innovation

    City dignitaries, business leaders and former employees were among those who joined SABIC’s leadership and workforce in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the plant — formerly known as GE.
    The ceremony included speeches by SABIC leader Joe Castrale, former Mount Vernon Mayor Jack Higgins, Mayor John Tucker and Mount Vernon City Council member and historical society member Becky Higgins.

  • Aventine testing facility

    Steam has began rolling out and around the new ethanol plant at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon. Aventine, the company building the plant, is on the verge of operation while crews begin testing on its multi-million-gallon-a-year plant.
    According to Aventine's Vice President of Project Development, Jeff See, crews are running water through the plant to prove the system works.
    Within the next few weeks, Aventine will begin processing corn, said See.

  • SABIC employees will lead classes through Jr. Achievement

    SABIC employees will be in classrooms again this year as part of its commitment to the Junior Achievement Program.
    The company recently donated $12,000 to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana programs, which will benefit children of Posey County and Vanderburgh County schools.
    The program helps promote financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness programs.
    As part of the commitment, nearly 75 SABIC Innovative Plastics Mount Vernon employees will teach classes focusing on business and economics to 50 classrooms in Posey and Vanderburgh.

  • Aventine plant nearly done

    The blocks are falling into place as the ethanol plant in Mount Vernon reaches the completion of its 110-million-gallon-a-year plant.
    According to Jeff See, project manager of the ethanol plant by Aventine, the facility is near completion. Recently, the water tanks on the property site were filled, the plant now has permanent supply of electricity, and testing is soon to begin  — signs that the plant is near completion.
    See said workers are now testing the motors and the electronic controls, what he calls “commissioning.”