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[ GREENUP INDUSTRIES ] A trusted provider of solutions in the oil and gas industry GREENUP INDUSTRIES’ SUCCESS story began in 2012 when Shell Oil approached owner Rodney Greenup with a proposition. Greenup, a mechanical engineering graduate of University of New Orleans, had moved away from engineering work after seeing the need for an industrial maintenance provider. “Within the industrial environment, they all have the same problem,” Greenup says. “They must manage numerous ancillary contracts for services that have nothing to do with the processing of oil—grass cutting, water meter repairs, masonry repairs, pressure washing of buildings, etc.” For Shell, that amounted to more than 3,000 hard-to-manage vendors. As such, the owner proactively asked Greenup to oversee its vendors for 11 sites as a general contractor, and the rest is history. Today, Greenup Industries is one of a handful of minority-owned businesses in the oil and gas industry. A maintenance services contractor on the industrial maintenance side, Greenup Industries tackles a variety of projects in multiple markets. Aspiring to be a trusted solutions provider and

partner in the industrial services business, Greenup has completed 15,000 invoice items of work since its beginnings about eight years ago. Technology has played a central role in the company’s success. Greenup Industries has developed its own in-house program to manage its voluminous number of vendors, and

can sort and locate them by the site requirements of each client. When the oil and gas sector was hit by a market downturn five years ago, Greenup began diversifying into the municipal and federal markets. It was a successful move. Last year, the company landed a water meter project in St. John the Baptist Parish to install

17,000 municipal water meters for the parish’s automatic metering initiative (AMI). Later, it was awarded a contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to muck clay out of the Bonnet Carre Spillway, also in St John the Baptist Parish. Greenup Industries prides itself on being a lean operation, and only supports a small staff of expertly qualified project managers in four offices across Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama. “They are uniquely qualified to supervise the projects they are assigned, whether it be in the plans, specs or the contract,” Greenup says. “I manage an executive team and I’ll let the executive team manage the supervisors and managers.” Of course, the hundreds of Greenup vendors are doing the actual work, so are thoroughly vetted and qualified, with many of them working with the company since it started. Looking ahead, Greenup intends to further bolster the company’s Gulf Coast presence, with preliminary plans to expand into Florida’s municipal and federal markets.

AT A GLANCE PRIMARY PRODUCT/SERVICE: Construction and facility maintenance, engineering, and procurement services. • TOP EXECUTIVES: Mallory Josol Corbin, Human Resources Director; Steve Keen, Construction Division Supervisor; Naiika Bass, Health and Safety Director/Industrial Division Supervisor YEAR FOUNDED: 2012 • PHONE: 225.283.4843 • WEBSITE: greenupind.com AnnualReportBR.com | ANNUAL REPORT 2020

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