News

May 17

Silver City MainStreet and Freeport McMoRan Foundation Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Main Street Plaza Restroom Building.

The Main Street Plaza has been a part of the Downtown Action Plan for a number of years and Phase I, funded by the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation, was for much needed public restrooms.

May 16

Fouth grade class at Lafe Nelson in Safford, Arizona was awarded the Science Happens Here Grand Prize and received a special visit from the Arizona Science Center's mobile unit, Science on Wheels.

Science Happens Here, presented by the Local First Arizona Foundation and Arizona SciTech Festival, helps advance STEM education in rural Arizona. It was brought to Safford, and continues to inspire budding scientists, with the support of Freeport-McMoRan.

May 14

Greenlee County has received national attention for its health improvements that have targeted lifestyle health factors including obesity, smoking, excessive drinking and more.

Greenlee County Health Director Steve Rutherford said. "Freeport-McMoRan has been steadfast in their support and efforts to make Greenlee County the healthiest community in Arizona."

May 04

Silver City MainStreet and the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation, along with the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new restroom building at the Main Street Plaza.

The Main Street Plaza has been a part of the Downtown Action Plan for a number of years and Phase I, funded by the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation, was for much-needed public restrooms, according to a news release.

April 22

Gila Watershed Partnership celebrates grand reopening of its native plant nursery. A grant through the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Graham County Community Investment Fund provided funds for nursery expansion.

Gila Watershed Partnership conducted a two-day sale of native plants following the reopening.

April 22

500 people attended the "Protect Our Species" Silver City Earth Day celebration on Saturday.

50 community businesses, clubs and environmental groups including Freeport-McMoRan's environmental department, offered information and dialogue about threatened or endangered species, climate change, native plant species, voter education and other issues related to the environment.

April 18

The Chaffee Housing Trust received $40,000 to go towards holding four two-bedroom homes in the Farm subdivision that will remain permanently affordable, targeting homebuyers making 80 percent of Area Median Income.

The Chaffee Housing Trust was awarded the grant from the Climax-Area Community Investment Fund, one of 13 nonprofits in Lake, Summit, Chaffee and Eagle counties to receive funding in this year's cycle of grants.

April 18

Climax Molybdenum awards $300,400 to 13 nonprofits through the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation's 2019 Climax Area Community Investment Fund (CIF) process.

The Climax Area CIF was established in 2011 to focus on programs and projects that help create sustainability and reduce dependency on any single industry. Eligible programs and projects include those in the areas of education, community and economic development, environmental stewardship, as well as health and wellness.

April 17

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. has been named by Forbes magazine as one of America's Best Employers for 2019.

The annual rankings spotlight the top 500 large U.S. companies across 38 different industries. Freeport ranked 143rd overall and 11th out of 25 companies in the "Construction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals" category.

April 01

Freeport-McMoRan kicks off 17th Annual Global Volunteer Month

Each April, hundreds of employees volunteer thousands of hours to projects that benefit their local communities across operations in North America, South America, Indonesia and Europe.