Hopewell, Virgina plant
The Hopewell facility is actively engaged to support STEM in the community through a variety of initiatives. These include partnering with the local grade school and high school within the community and employing local college students for summer internships and co-ops. These opportunities not only provide real life experiences to students studying engineering, chemistry, or other science discipline, but also opens the opportunities for these individuals to become full time Ashland employees once they graduate.
Rachel Parker began her co-op with Ashland in June of 2021. When she graduated in spring of 2022, she was hired as a process engineer at the site.