St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands …..… October 15, 2019….. During a ceremony at Limetree Bay Refinery, LLC (LBR) Friday evening (October 11th), officials of Limetree presented certificates of completion for Basic Operator Training to nineteen (19) residents of St. Croix as they train to become Refinery Process Operators.

The individuals completed a rigorous six (6) week training program and were the 2nd class to graduate from the Basic Operator Training Program at Limetree Bay Refining this year.

In his remarks to the graduates, Limetree Bay Refining Sr Vice President and General Manager, Bob Weldzius congratulated the graduates on their successful completion of the Basic Operator Training Program. Mr. Weldzius told the graduates, “The success of the restart can only be accomplished if everyone does their job flawlessly and safely.” He encouraged the graduates to continue learning by asking questions and being inquisitive.

Mr. Weldzius reassured the graduates and their families that leadership will ensure that all employees are adequately trained to perform their jobs safely before the facility restarts.

Valerie Richardson, who was selected to speak on behalf of the graduates, described how elated she had been to receive the call informing her that she was selected to participate in the Basic Operator Training Program. She explained that she and her fellow classmates found the program challenging and described the range of topics learned to include refining processes, instrumentation, pumps, and more. The class collectively expressed their commitment to ensuring proper maintenance, care and protection of the facility for years to come.

The graduates were all supported by friends and family who applauded their accomplishments.

The graduates of the 2nd Limetree Bay Refining Process Operator class were:

Melvine Adams, Jr.
Valerie S. Richardson
Deron C. Dixon
Everton C. Rutherford
Denico D. Gonzalez
Victor M. Silva III
Ernest J. Jalim, Jr.
Gabriel St. Remy
Mikhaila A. Jeffers
Tashorna J. Thompson
Kyana A. John
Quianna K. Walters
Joneilia R. Johnson
Addisha C. Williams
Richard D. Moorhead, Sr.
Melicia O. Williams
Bernadette M. Nestor
Shakeel S. Newton
Donte M. Richards

Contact-person at Limetree Bay: Limetree Bay Human Resources….(340)692- 3000

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