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Regional News  |  August 21, 2019
United States

Detroit community benefits from support of BASF volunteers and $50,000 contribution

WYANDOTTE, MI, August 21, 2019 – More than 200 BASF employees from Michigan recently volunteered to renovate a former school in the Detroit Durfee neighborhood.

This is the sixth consecutive year BASF has partnered with Life Remodeled, a Detroit-based nonprofit organization focused on cleaning up city neighborhoods and building relationships within the community. This year, volunteers focused on clearing alleyways within four square miles of the former Durfee Middle School, which is being repurposed into the Durfee Innovation Society. The building will soon house nonprofit organizations that serve children and families in the community.

BASF volunteers cleared overgrown brush and debris from alleyways to create cleaner, safer outdoor spaces for residents. Inside the building, employees installed and retrofitted lights, replaced ceiling tiles and remodeled former science classrooms.  In addition to the volunteer effort, BASF contributed $50,000 to the renovation project.

“It is a privilege to contribute to the important work Life Remodeled is doing in our community,” said Greg Pflum, Vice President and General Manager of BASF’s Midwest Hub. “Our team members are always eager to support the community through this impactful and inspiring project.”


About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 20,000 employees in North America and had sales of $19.7 billion in 2018. 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. The approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at

Marika Diamond
Public Relations and Communications Manager
1609 Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte, MI 48192
BASF Midwest Hub VP and General Manager Greg Pflum works alongside his team of volunteers to restore Detroit neighborhoods.
BASF Midwest Hub VP and General Manager Greg Pflum works alongside his team of volunteers to restore Detroit neighborhoods.
Last Update August 20, 2019