Awards Banquet held at
L’Auberge Resort Baton Rouge on
The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance (GBRIA) Safety Excellence Awards have been a staple in the Baton Rouge area since 1996. The awards banquet is an opportunity for GBRIA member sites to nominate those companies who’ve performed work in their facilities and committed themselves to nothing less than safety excellence in their operations. To be nominated for such an award is a great honor and a show of recognition of the great strides contractors have made to keep their workers safe and families whole.
In 1996, when the awards banquet concept was made a reality it was by the work of GBRIA’s Board of Directors, but specifically by Mr. Hal Ginn. It is because of Mr. G. Ginn’s vision for safe workplaces that we can come together and celebrate safety success stories. Thus, the creation of the coveted Hal G. Ginn Award. The finalist for this award comes from each division winner, and ultimately the company that shines the brightest takes home this award for excellence.
General Construction and Maintenance
1st Place: Pipe and Steel Industrial Fabricators
2nd Place: Arkel Constructors
3rd Place: Volks Constructors
1st Place: AltairStrickland
2nd Place: Optimal Field Services, LLC
3rd Place: Primoris Energy Services
1st Place: Repcon
2nd Place: EXCEL
3rd Place: Brown & Root Industrial Services AND Worley Field Services (tie)
1st Place: Beard Construction Group
1st Place: The McDonnel Group
Crane & Rigging
1st Place: Deep South Crane & Rigging
2nd Place: Bengal Crane
Specialty Trade Hard Craft
1st Place: Merit Electrical Inc.
2nd Place: Westgate LLC
3rd Place: Cust-O-Fab Specialty Services
1st Place: Contech Control Services, LLC
2nd Place: JVIC (A Zachry Group Company)
3rd Place: Turner Specialty Services, LLC
1st Place: ISC Constructors
2nd Place: MMR Constructors
3rd Place: Triad Electric and Controls
Specialty Trade Soft Craft
1st Place: NextGen Scaffold Services
2nd Place: Specialty Application Services
3rd Place: Conco Services, LLC
1st Place: 3S Team
2nd Place: Thorpe Specialty Services Corporation
3rd Place: Industrial Specialists
1st Place: Brock Services
2nd Place: Apache Industrial Services
3rd Place: BrandSafway
1st Place: Bunker Gear Specialists
2nd Place: Bertrand Inspection Services
3rd Place: Loadstar Product Handling and Site Logistics
1st Place: Technical and Environmental Services
2nd Place: Athlon Solutions
3rd Place: Austin Fire Systems
1st Place: Acuren Inspection, Inc.
2nd Place: Total Safety U.S.
3rd Place: PSC Group
1st Place: Stewart Construction
Community Service Award: Performance Contractors
Innovation Award: Apache Industrial Services
Live music provided by The Taylor Nauta Band!
Kick off message by David Wilbur, Vetergy Group, a 30-year fighter pilot and Commanding Officer in the US Marine and senior business executive and entrepreneur in private sector industries.
Following our kick-off, hear from GBRIA's Board of Directors, other Industry Leaders, and the announcement of award winners!
Company logo displayed at each banquet table. Staff will work with the sponsor to select the perfect representation for your company.
Company logo projected on both sides of the banquet room wall.
Company logo displayed on stage with the Taylor Nauta Band before the program begins.
Company logo displayed on bar napkins, logo displayed on all bars, and ability to customize a cocktail named after your company.
Table for 10, premium seating and logo displayed at the event.
Table for 10 and logo displayed at the event.
5 seats and logo displayed at the event.
2 seats and logo displayed at the event.
Apache Industrial Services
Austin Fire Systems
Brown & Root
Deep South Crane & Rigging
Excel Modular Scaffolding & Leasing
Hoist & Crane Service Group
James Machine Works
Loadstar Product Handling Services
Master Vac Industrial Services
Midwest Cooling Towers
Nextgen – The Bartlett Group
Premium Inspection & Testing
Specialized Industrial Maintenance
Specialty Welding and Turnarounds
Spectrum Water Technology
Structural Preservation Systems
The McDonnel Group
Total Safety U.S.
Triad Electric & Controls
Turner Industrial Maintenance
Turner Industries Group
Turner Specialty Services
Worley Field Services
Delek – Krotz Springs Refinery
ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Complex
Honeywell Baton Rouge
Koch Methanol Terminal
Olin St. Gabriel & Plaquemine
Shell Catalyst & Technologies
Shell Chemical Geismar
Syngenta Crop Protection
General Construction & Maintenance
Crane & Rigging
Specialty Trade Soft Crafts
Specialty Trade Hard Crafts
1st Place – Award of Excellence
2nd Place – Award of Merit
3rd Place – Award of Recognition
Community Service Award
Hal G. Ginn Award
December 6, 2022 – Nominations Open
February 1, 2023 – Nominations Close
January 11, 2023 – Contractor Submittal Opens
February 10, 2023 – Contractor Submittal Closes
February 14, 2023 – Award Committee Selection Meeting
March 17, 2023 – Awards Banquet
To be eligible for consideration at the 27th Annual GBRIA Safety Excellence Awards, contractors must:
Nominated companies will be required to submit the following data plus additional documents pertaining to your safety program:
Submit your company logo, preferably a PNG file
** Any application received after the deadline will be immediately disqualified from consideration
** Any fatality in 2022 will immediately disqualify a contractor from placing in their division/category.
Community Service Award
*More information on these awards will be available on January 11, 2023 when the Contractor Submittal Form opens