United Way of Central Kentucky receives $2,000 donation from Monument Chemical

United Way of Central Kentucky (UWCK) received a $2,000 donation from first-time campaign partner Monument Chemical on Thursday, Feb. 16. The donation was presented at Monument Chemical’s Meade County facility, located at 2450 Olin Road in Brandenburg. 

Though Monument Chemical is a first-time campaign partner, the manufacturer has been a long-time supporter of UWCK through corporate contributions. 

“The work UWCK does every day to support vital community initiatives in our five-county region is in now way possible without our partnering businesses and organizations, and we are very appreciative of Monument Chemical’s continued support,” said Christa Shouse, Director of Development at UWCK. 

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Monument Chemical serves the specialty hydrocarbon industry. Founded in 2008, the company’s chemical plants produce a variety of solvents, intermediates, specialty fuels and other specialty products. 

The Brandenburg plant was built in 1951 and was originally constructed to produce natural gas into organic chemicals as part of Mathieson Chemical Corp. The facility underwent several ownership changes over the years and eventually was purchased by Monument Chemical in 2012. Currently, the plant employs approximately 240 people. 

“At Monument, we are highly committed to making a positive impact in our communities by supporting programs and organizations that deliver tangible results in building a better tomorrow,” said Tonya Jeffries, HR Manager at Monument Chemical. “We believe that we are all stronger — companies and individuals alike — when our communities thrive.”

Through collaboration, UWCK helps regional businesses and organizations meet their corporate philanthropy goals through workplace giving and volunteer programs for employees, without the need for heavy fundraising or management efforts. To learn more, email Shouse at cshouse@unitedwayck.org.