Tronox, a Henderson manufacturing plant donated $5,000 to benefit the Basic High School Robotics Team. This is the fourth year Tronox will be the club’s primary sponsor.
The Basic High School Robotics Team, a longstanding club at Basic High School, teaches students the engineering components of robotics, and how to build robots through advanced production methods.
“Since Tronox has come on as a sponsor, our team has had the ability to work on more advanced robotics machines and participate in national competitions,” said Mark Reed, head of the Basic High School Robotics Team. “The robots the students are building, the competitions they’re participating in and the knowledge they’re gaining from hands-on experience will be invaluable assets in their futures. All of this would not be possible without Tronox’s generous donation and partnership each year, for which we are truly grateful.”
“We are proud to give back to such a dedicated and hardworking set of students,” said Rick Stater, Tronox plant manager. “It’s amazing to see what these young students are accomplishing and I’m happy Tronox can help provide the tools they need to do great things. Supporting educational opportunities for our youth is truly rewarding for our company and employees.”
Tronox is a global leader in the mining, production, and marketing of inorganic minerals and chemicals, as well as producer of specialty chemicals including sodium chlorate, boron products and manganese oxide products. The Tronox electrolytic division is an emerging leader in Manganese products, building on their position as the largest producer of Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide (EMD) in the United States. Its product portfolio includes high-performance alkaline EMD, Li-EMD and custom treated EMD for use in lithium (Li) battery applications. Tronox has a long history of R&D production activity in the areas of Li and Li-ion battery materials, including lithium manganese oxide and lithium vanadium oxide.