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Contact Jessica Pranjic, Manager of Communications & Workforce Development
Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance, Inc.
8555 United Plaza Blvd. Ste. 202
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
GBRIA Celebrates 23 Years of Safety Excellence in Industry
BATON ROUGE, LA – April 5, 2019: The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance, Inc. (GBRIA) announced the winners of its 23rd Annual Safety Excellence Awards. The awards were presented at a banquet held on April 4, 2019 at the L’Auberge Resort in Baton Rouge, LA. Approximately 650 guests attended the event, which featured guest speaker John Jackson, host of the Discovery Channel television show “Out da Bayou.”
The award program was established in an effort to recognize excellent safety performance by contractors working in industrial facilities in 1996 under the leadership of Hal G. Ginn, Plant Manager of DSM Copolymer at the time. Ginn played an instrumental role as the chair of GBRIA in raising safety standards and expectations in industry in the Baton Rouge area, which has spread across the U.S. with other petrochemical and heavy industrial manufacturers.
GBRIA members that nominated their highest performing contractors included Air Liquide, Air Products, Americas Styrenics, BASF, CF Industries, Delek US, Eastman Chemical, Eco Services, ExxonMobil Baton Rouge, ExxonMobil Polyolefins, Formosa Plastics, Honeywell, Honeywell UOP, INEOS Oxide, Methanex, Mexichem, Nova Chemicals, Nucor Steel, Nutrien, Olin Plaquemine, Olin St. Gabriel, Occidental Chemical Convent, Occidental Chemical Geismar, Placid Refining, Renewable Energy Group (REG), Rubicon, Shell Catalyst and Technologies, Shell Chemical, Shell Convent Refinery, Solvay, Syngenta, The Dow Chemical Company, Total Petrochemical, W. R. Grace, Westlake Chemical Plaquemine, Westlake Chemical Geismar and Veolia.
The winning contract companies each year demonstrated a level of safety excellence that includes thousands and millions of hours worked without injury, a commitment by management to educate workers, and a fostered zero-incident culture.
The 2019 GBRIA
Contractor Safety Excellence Awards were presented in five service categories with companies being
further subdivided in each category by either Division I, Division II or Division III based on company size.
The following companies are GBRIA’s 2019 award recipients:
General Construction and Maintenance
1st Place: Petrochem Field Services
2nd Place: PALA Interstate
3rd Place: Industrial Specialist, LLC
1st Place: Cajun Industries, LLC
2nd Place: Specialty Welding and Turnarounds, LLC (SWAT)
3rd Place: Repcon, Inc.
1st Place: Performance Contractors, Inc.
2nd Place: Brown & Root Industrial Services, LLC
3rd Place: Turner Industries Group, LLC
Specialty Trade (Hard Craft)
1st Place: Westgate, LLC
2nd Place: Midwest Cooling Towers, LLC
3rd Place: Cooling Tower Technologies, LLC
1st Place: ISC Constructors, LLC
2nd Place: Turner Specialty Services, LLC
3rd Place: Universal Plant Services
1st Place: MMR Constructors, Inc.
2nd Place: JVIC (A Zachry Group Company)
Specialty Trade (Soft Craft)
1st Place: Coating Services, Inc.
2nd Place: Petrin
1st Place: BrandSafway
2nd Place: Excel Modular Scaffolding & Leasing Corp.
1st Place: Apache Industrial Services
2nd Place: Brock Services
1st Place: Austin Fire Systems
2nd Place: Jacobs Alliance Group
3rd Place: Acuren Inspection, Inc.
1st Place: Axion Logistics
2nd Place: Ford, Bacon & Davis
3rd Place: UP Professional Solutions
1st Place: Total safety U.S., Inc.
2nd Place: Petroleum Service Corporation, an SGS Company
3rd Place: TEAM Industrial Services
GBRIA also announced winners of the Community Service Award and Innovative Practice Award. Excel received the Community Service Award and Zachry Group received the Innovative Practice Award.
The top award, the 2019 Hal G. Ginn Safety Excellence Award, was earned by Cajun Industries, LLC for the best overall performance of all of the nominees.
Photos of the event can be seen athttps://gbria.shutterfly.com/pictures beginning on 4/8/2019.
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