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Freeport-McMoRan Awards Grant for Tech Park in Sahuarita, Arizona

Published 01-21-20

Submitted by Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

Sahuarita and Green Valley officials talk during the groundbreaking of the Sahuarita Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center. The 32,000-square-foot building is expected to be completed next summer. Photo Rebecca Sasnett/Arizona Daily Star

The Town of Sahuarita, Arizona, broke ground on construction of the Sahuarita Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center (SAMTEC).

Freeport-McMoRan’s Sierrita copper mine is located near Sahuarita, AZ, and recently awarded a grant of $335,000 toward construction of the 32,000-square-foot building that will host the Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Incubator. SAMTEC has also received a federal grant through the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration. The tech park is expected to create and retain jobs for the community.

To learn more about how Freeport-McMoRan supports the communities in which it operates, please visit fcx.com and freeportinmycommunity.com.

Please see the 2018 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report for more information on all of their social, economic and environmental efforts.

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Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. FCX operates large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. FCX is the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer.

FCX has a strong commitment to safety performance, environmental management and the local communities where it operates. FCX is a founding member of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) and is committed to implementation of the ICMM Sustainable Development Framework.

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