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By Hannah Romero
Staff Writer 

Texas company donates to GR students


August 19, 2021

Hannah Romero

Craig Barringer, superintendent of Sweetwater County School District No. 2, shakes hands with Rick Haydon, a representative of PBI, after the company donated 160 backpacks filled with school supplies to the district.

"Everywhere we go we try to give back to the community," Rick Haydon said. 

Haydon was one of the representatives from Peterson Beckner Industries (PBI) who brought backpacks full of school supplies to the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Central Office last Friday. 

PBI is a steel erection company out of Houston, Texas, that is currently working at the Genesis Alkali Granger facility. Haydon said the $350 million project will last until the spring. Local workers were hired for the project, but PBI also has employees who are staying in Sweetwater County during the work. 

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