March 1 Jefferson Energy Companies Day

Published 8:20 pm Friday, March 1, 2019

From staff reports

Friday, March 1, 2019 is Jefferson Energy Companies Day in the City of Vidor.

At the Vidor City Council meeting on Thursday, February 28, Mayor Kimberly Stiebig read the proclamation recognizing Jefferson Energy Companies contribution to the Vidor community.

Jefferson Energy Companies’ terminal, located on the Orange County side of the Port of Beaumont, has been a major provider of jobs and tax revenue, resulting in a stronger Vidor.

Mark Viator of Jefferson Energy Companies was on hand to accept the proclamation.

According to the proclamation, Jefferson Energy Companies, in the last four years through the Jefferson Terminal, has directly created nearly 500 jobs. It has also indirectly created or strengthen hundreds of other jobs within the county.

Jefferson Terminal has also contributed over $8.5 million in property tax revenue for the Vidor Indent School District, over $800,000 for Orange County Drainage District and nearly $700,000 for Orange County Emergency Services District along with other entities in the county.