GBRIA Presents 2015 Contractor Safety Excellence Awards

BATON ROUGE, LA – March 19, 2015: The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance, Inc. (GBRIA) announced the winners of its 19th Annual 2015 Contractor Safety Excellence Awards. The awards were presented at a banquet held on March 19, 2015 at the L’auberge Casino Hotel in Baton Rouge, LA. Approximately 620 guests attended the event, which featured guest speaker John Grubbs, keynote speaker and best selling author.

The awards program was established in 1996 under the leadership of Hal G. Ginn, Plant Manager of DSM Copolymer at the time, in an effort to recognize excellent safety performance by contractors working in industrial facilities. 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 Alon Refining USA, Americas Styrenics, Axiall Corporation, BASF, CF Industries, Criterion Catalysts, Eastman Chemical, ExxonMobil Chemicals, Lubricants, Plastics, Polyolefins and Refinery sites, Formosa Plastics, Honeywell’s Baton Rouge and Geismar sites, Ineos Oxide, Lion Copolymer, Marathon Petroleum, Mexichem Fluor, Mosaic Fertilizer, Motiva Enterprises, Occidental Chemical’s Convent and Geismar sites, PCS Nitrogen, Placid Refining, Praxair, Rubicon, Shell Chemical LP, The Dow Chemical Company and Williams Olefins.

The winning contract companies each year have 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 culture where accidents do not happen. Connie Fabre, Executive Director of GBRIA states that “Industry as a whole in our area has truly achieved a safety record that is outstanding. In 2014, our members and their contractors together achieved the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable incident rate of 0.5.” These statistics are significantly lower than many other employment sectors.

The 2015 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 2015 award recipients:

General Construction and Maintenance

Div I:
1st Place: Regal Industrial Group
2nd Place: James Construction Group I&M Division
Recognition: Repcon
Recognition: River Parish Maintenance

Div II:
1st Place: Zachry Industrial Inc.
2nd Place: JVIC
3rd Place: CB&I
Recognition: Turner Industrial Maintenance, LLC

Div III:
1st Place: Performance Contractors, Inc.
2nd Place: Jacobs
Recognition: Turner Industries Group

Specialty Trade (Soft Craft)

Div I:
1st Place: Midwest Cooling Tower Services, LLC
2nd Place: Thorpe Sunbelt
3rd Place: Veolia ES Industrial Services
Recognition: Star Service, Inc.

Div II:
1st Place: Petrin Corporation
2nd Place: Pentair Thermal-Tracer Construction
3rd Place: Hoist & Crane Service Group
Recognition: USES

Div III:
1st Place: Excel Modular Scaffold Leasing Corp.
2nd Place: Thermon Heat Tracing Services-II, Inc.
3rd Place: Brand Energy Solutions
Recognition: Brock Services, LLC
Recognition: HydroChem

Specialty Trade (Hard Craft)

Div II:
1st Place: Westgate, L.L.C.
2nd Place: Vector Electric & Controls, Inc.
3rd Place: PALA Interstate

Div III:
1st Place: ISC Constructors, L.L.C.
2nd Place: Triad Electric & Controls, Inc.
Recognition: Turner Specialty Services

Technical Support

Div I:
1st Place: JCL Safety Services LLC
2nd Place: V.J. Rollo Security Services, Inc.
3rd Place: Industrial Emergency Services, LLC
Recognition: CDI Engineering
Recognition: Hartt Safety Services
Recognition: Rescar

Div II:
1st Place: Capitol Ultrasonics LLC
2nd Place: Guardian Compliance/SealTech, Inc.
3rd Place: Veolia North America
Recognition: GE Water & Process Technologies

Div III:
1st Place: SGS Petroleum Service Corporation
2nd Place: Acuren Inspection
Recognition: Savage Services
Recognition: Total Safety U.S Inc.

The top award, the 2015 Hal G. Ginn Safety Excellence Award, was earned by Performance Contractors for the best overall performance of all of the nominees.

Photos of the event can be seen at beginning on 3/25/2015.

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Contact Connie P. Fabré, Executive Director
Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance, Inc.
5800 One Perkins Place Dr., Suite 5-A
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 769-0596