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BASF in Seneca donates 85 prom dresses to teens in need

SENECA, SC, February 13, 2023 – BASF’s site in Seneca donated 85 prom dresses to Grace’s Closet to share with high schoolers in the community who may not be able to afford a gown. Each gently-used dress was collected by employees at BASF’s Seneca site as part of an ongoing partnership with BASF and Grace’s Closet.

“One year, one of my daughters shopped at Grace’s Closet for her dress, and it was incredible to have community support when we needed it, so this year I wanted to pay it forward to teenagers in the area as they plan for prom this year. I’m so proud of BASF’s generosity, and I hope we can make prom night unforgettable for teens in our community,” said Christine Workman, an operator at BASF’s Seneca site.

Grace’s Closet operates a room in every school in Oconee County where the non-profit organization provides school supplies, clothes and food for any student in need. BASF has been supporting Grace’s Closest for several years as a member of the Keowee Key Community Partnership.

About BASF in Seneca

BASF is currently hiring. Hourly compensation starts at $22.50/hour and increases with experience. For more information on open roles, visit BASF’s site in Seneca is one of five BASF sites in South Carolina. The Seneca site employs 425 employees and additional contractors. This site is a specialty chemical catalysts manufacturing and precious metal refining facility. BASF customers use those products to produce a wide variety of products including pharmaceuticals, water treatment media for the removal of lead, arsenic and other impurities from drinking water, for fertilizers, herbicides, auto-emission catalysts, plastics, fragrances and more. BASF’s site in Seneca is dedicated to community engagement and contributed more than $50,000 in 2022 to charitable organizations that serve local residents.

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,700 employees in North America and had sales of $25.9 billion in 2021. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Around 111,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €78.6 billion in 2021. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at

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