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In This Issue: Houston’s High Demand for Blue Collar Careers................ 06 Economic Alliance Adds New Staff.................................... 08 Task Force Updates.................... 10

President’s Letter • Members in Motion • Gulf Goast Industry Forum





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SECOND QUARTER | 2016 Workforce Development Edition


Special Features


Economic Downturn?

In This Issue

Houston’s High Demand for Blue Collar Careers

PRESIDENT’S LETTER ...................... 05 ECONOMIC ALLIANCE IN MOTION ......................................... 12 GULF COAST INDUSTRY FORUM..... 16 MEMBERS IN MOTION ...................... 18 CALENDAR OF EVENTS .................... 24 MEMBER LISTING ............................. 26

08 Economic Alliance Adds Depth and Talent to the Team

Meet our newest staff members

10 Task Force Updates Updates on Economic Alliance Task Force Committees

About the Economic Alliance The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region, a non-profit organization created in 1985, provides professional economic development services on behalf of 16 communities surrounding the 25-mile Houston Ship Channel - home to one of the world’s most influential energy corridor and trade ports. Since 2008, the Economic Alliance has supported over 40 successful projects that has facilitated business activities creating over 4,400 new jobs and over $5.5 billion of capital investment to the Houston Port Region.

We are proud to count among our members the following Cities, Communities, Chambers of Commerce, and other government entities: Harris County Port of Houston Authority City of Baytown City of Deer Park City of Galena Park City of Houston City of Jacinto City City of La Porte City of Morgan’s Point City of Pasadena


City of Pearland City of Seabrook City of Shoreacres City of South Houston Community of Channelview Community of East End Community of North Shore Community of Sheldon Community of South Belt-Ellington Baytown Chamber of Commerce


Deer Park Chamber of Commerce Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Highlands-Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce Houston East End Chamber of Commerce La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce North Channel Area Chamber of Commerce Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Pearland Area Chamber of Commerce South Belt-Ellington Chamber of Commerce South Houston Chamber of Commerce

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So, what is this workforce development mumbo jumbo all about? Well, simply put, (if done properly), it’s an efficiently functioning pipeline of awareness, education, training and hiring that meets the demand of a growing vibrant economic sector. In our case, the petrochemical and logistics sectors that make up the Houston Port Region. Now, if no one is retiring and a sector isn’t growing, then not much is required of that pipeline; but, if you haven’t had to hire for a couple of decades, experienced baby-boomers are retiring by the thousands, and at the same time, your sector is growing, well then, your pipeline better be focused, efficient and pumping out new skilled talent by the hundreds almost daily. That kind of efficiency can only be accomplished if all those links in the pipeline are aligned (through communication) and people are aware of it and can easily jump in, be trained and fill a job in demand. That alignment is what has been happening over the last three years in our region. The demand is there, the training is available, and the awareness is growing. Leaders like EHCMA, GHP, our community colleges, the public school system, our state legislators, partners like ABC/CMEF, the Port Authority, the military, and many more have come together to fill their roles in building that pipeline and developing a workforce strong enough to fill the demand that we are seeing and will see in this region for years to come. I want to thank the hard work and dedication of our Workforce Development Committee and our Chairman Dr. Allatia Harris for their leadership and focus of the Economic Alliance’s role in positively affecting our workforce situation. If we are to stay competitive as a region, we must have a workforce ready to fill the need for attrition and growth that we are facing. Our role in the pipeline is to increase awareness of the high-paying, high-demand jobs the Port Region has. Through hundreds of presentations reaching thousands of students, I know we’ve made a difference. It’s amazing to see high school students rush to turn in contact cards after hearing about the careers, salaries and training opportunities we present through the speakers bureau. Not only are we contributing to the strength and competiveness of our industry sectors, it’s one of those rare opportunities to see lives changing and minds opening up to a new world of possibilities. We’re lucky to be where we are in this incredible time, and it’s a blessing to work with such great folks who care about each other and about making our part of the world a better place to live and work.

203 Ivy Avenue, Suite 200 Deer Park, TX 77536 281-476-9176 www.allianceportregion.com ECONOMIC ALLIANCE EXECUTIVE BOARD

Chairman, Jim Griffin, Dianal America Immediate Past Chairman, Karen Gregory, CenterPoint Energy Treasurer, Steve Cote, Brady, Chapman, Holland & Associates Secretary, Lawrence Waldron, Jefferson Energy Companies Vice Chair, Dr. Brenda Hellyer, San Jacinto College Vice Chair, Glenn Royal, The Royal Group at Merrill Lynch Vice Chair, Barry Klein, Shell Deer Park Advisory, Mayor Tom Reid, City of Pearland


Randy Boeding, Setech Consulting Solutions Melissa Botkin, Galena Park ISD and City of Seabrook Teri Crawford, San Jacinto College Patti Jett, City of Baytown Susan Smedley, Lee College Connie Tilton, ExxonMobil


Chad Burke, President/CEO Chad Carson, Vice President of Economic Development Marisela Contreras, Marketing & Communication Coordinator Dana Ramirez, Event & Member Services Coordinator Bridget Yeary, Financial & Administrative Manager Denise Smesny, Dream it. Do It. Southeast Texas, Program Manager


Lorrent Smith, Lee College EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS marisela@allianceportregion.com SPONSORSHIP SUBMISSIONS marisela@allianceportregion.com To read an issue online, go to the bottom of our Homepage: www.allianceportregion.com

God bless you,

Chad Burke President/CEO, Economic Alliance




Houston’s High Demand for Blue Collar Careers


veryone is noticing the economy these days. Even the Houston Chronicle has taken note of the growth of the area’s highly-skilled labor force in spite of the economic downturn fueled by losses in the oil industry. “Houston’s economy may be slowing, and white collar workers in the energy industry are suffering, but the demand for bluecollar worker shows no sign of declining,” notes Chris Tomlinson in his commentary in the Business section of the city’s newspaper on Sunday, June 19, 2016.



This shift in the economy is at the forefront of the Economic Alliance Port Region. The Alliance, along with additional founding partners Neighborhood Centers and UpSkill Houston, has combined forces to charter Dream It. Do It. Southeast Texas. The mission of this foundation is to facilitate communication and action to build a skilled workforce in the southeast Texas Region. This foundation strives to be the regional answer to the nation-wide problem of a skilled workforce shortage by engaging students at key points in their career decision making process.

Our biggest job is to get the word out on various careers about which students and parents may not even be aware. -Denise Smesny, Dream It. Do It.

How does Dream It. Do It. accomplish this task? Working in collaborative partnerships with the East Harris County Manufacturers Association (EHCMA), UpSkill Houston, BASF, and INEOS, this non-profit organization takes its show on the road to help inform students, parents, teachers, and administrators on the type of high-need, high-wage opportunities available in the petrochemical, maritime, logistics and distribution, and construction industries located in the nine-county Gulf Coast area stretching from Jefferson to Matagorda counties. This year alone, Dream It. Do It. has reached more than 2,700 students, parents, teachers, school administrators, and others through presentations to community centers, educational convocations, career fairs, task force meetings, teacher staff development sessions, conference presentations, and classroom presentations.

A new and exciting website is now online to help students, the underemployed, the unemployed, and veterans learn more about local petrochemical careers that fit their interests. PetrochemWorks.com is sponsored by EHCMA, JPMorgan Chase, and the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). The website’s “Match Me” activity aligns user’s skills, interests, and personalities with real life job opportunities in the petrochemical industry. Included on the website are community college programs offering the necessary certifications and training as well as companies that are hiring these employees for high-paying petrochemical career opportunities. In addition, there is information available on the website that shows users how to obtain the education necessary to progress to higher paying, more demanding careers within the industry.

“Our biggest job,” notes Project Manager Denise Smesny, “is to get the word out on various careers about which students and parents may not even be aware.” Presentations inform listeners about high-need, high-wage, highly-trained career opportunities in such fields as Process Technology, Pipe Fitting, Electrical Technology, Instrument and Analyzer Technology, Millwright, Crane Operations, and Welding Technology in industrial settings. In addition, presentations stress the type of education and certifications needed for these careers as well as the different training locations in the Gulf Coast area. The highlight of the presentation is that men and women currently working in the petrochemical industry often speak to the audience letting them know the advantages of working in local petrochemical plants and related industries. Audience members seem to enjoy the one-on-one interaction with people from the “real world” of the local area workforce.

awarded bragging rights as well as showing off its employability skills including teamwork, critical thinking, flexibility, and problem solving.

Dream It. Do It. has become the grassroots authority on influencing the perception of manufacturing careers by leveraging strategic partnerships to attract and recruit a qualified manufacturing workforce. The Chronicle’s Chris Tomlinson notes in his commentary that, “Parents and young people also need to recognize that learning a trade can reap greater career benefits than a four-year degree.” Dream It. Do It. is the organization that can help get the word out to students, parents, the underemployed, the unemployed, and veterans that the trades are open and business is booming. Works Cited Tomlinson, C. (2016, June 19). It will take a good bit of work to end the skilled labor shortage. The Houston Chronicle, Business, pp. B1-B4.

One recent presentation opportunity was a 6-day stint with 9th grade students enrolled in Alief ISD’s Career and Technical Education Early College High School in conjunction with Houston Community College. Students learned about highneed, high-wage, highly skilled career opportunities in the Gulf Coast area as well as area economic data showing trending occupations in the manufacturing sector. Students also experienced EHCMA’s PetrochemWorks.com, and participated in a “Manufacturing Challenge” to build a structure that could prevent an egg from cracking when dropped from waist height. After several rounds of competition, the winning team was ECONOMIC ALLIANCE | SECOND QUARTER 2016




TALENT to the Team

Chad Carson joined the Economic Alliance Team as Vice President of Economic Development on May 23rd. For the past 16 years Chad has worked in economic development, including the last 8 at the Greater Houston Partnership. During that time at GHP he has directly managed more than 60 economic development projects resulting in the creation and/ or retention of approximately 40,000 direct and indirect jobs and $1 billion of capital investment in the Houston region.

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He is an Expert in the Site Selection process, including regional representation/executive meetings, need identification, proposal preparation, client presentations and site tour logistics. He is also a Founding Board Member and current Secretary of the Greater Houston Manufacturing Association. Chad received his Bachelor degree in Environmental Design from the School of Architecture & Planning at State University of New York at Buffalo. As important as his professional prowess, Chad is a funny, down-to-earth guy who can put any group at ease with his self-effacing demeanor. He holds true to his roots and is an avid Buffalo Bills fan, but has embraced the Texans as his new home town team.



In her new role she will now oversee marketing and communications for the Economic Alliance which includes the quarterly newsletters, website, event marketing, graphics, and social media. In short she will be in charge of telling the story of the great work that the Economic Alliance and its members are doing in growing this regional economy. Marisela is the mother to a son named Josue who will begin his high school career this fall. Welcome home MC.

Our 2016 Intern is Katelyn (Kate) Willis. She is a rising senior at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. A graduate of Friendswood High School, she is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a minor in Political Science & Non-Profit Organizations and Public Service. She was awarded the Paul W. Beardsley Memorial Fellowship for Outstanding Student in Communication Studies. She will spend the Fall 2016 semester interning in Washington DC with a non-profit organization to further explore those career opportunities.

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Marisela, who rejoined the team on May 9th needs little introduction to the members of the Economic Alliance as she was a valuable member of the staff for more than seven years from 2007 to 2014. In her first role at EA she was the Events and Member Services Coordinator and oversaw the growth of membership from 64 private members to over 200 and planned, organized and managed the newly created Petrochemical & Maritime Outlook and for its’ first five years. Marisela is known for her gracious smile and generous heart. She served as a Board Member of the Deer Park Rotary Club, YMCA San Jacinto, and was an active Ambassador of Deer Park Chamber and volunteers with community events (Such as Golf Tournaments, the McDonald’s Texas Invitational Basketball Tournament, and Flag Program) while working for the Economic Alliance. She volunteered with The Wheelhouse and Cenikor Foundation and other service projects and charitable work within the community.

Kate is an accomplished tennis player and a member of Austin College’s Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) team. She earned All-Conference, All-Tournament Honorable Mention in 2014 and 2015. She was SCAC All-Conference Academic Honor Roll for the 2014 season, and SCAC All-Conference Sportsmanship Team in 2015. Kate was also awarded the Sig Lawson Leadership Award in 2016. Kate has a strong sense of community and service displayed by her many volunteer activities that include: Tutor in English and Mathematics for 8th graders; Nursing Home Event Assistant at the Friendswood HealthCare where she managed game nights, craft activities, and social events for elderly and ailing residents; assisted in class planning and lessons as an Edge Leader at Mary Queen Catholic Church, also leading group worship sessions and planned musical worship sessions; and served as a volunteer linesman, judge and adapted tennis aid the Special Olympics Texas, just to name a few. ECONOMIC ALLIANCE | SECOND QUARTER 2016


TASK Workforce Development Task Force The committee has worked on tightening committee objectives to help guide the group. Beginning this quarter, the Task Force will hear information from different members. The May meeting featured economic information presented by Ann Pham, Workforce Solutions Industry Liaison. June will feature information from Neighborhood Centers. Dr. Allatia Harris and Denise Smesny attended the “Opening Doors to Opportunity” event at the ClevelandRipley Center in Pasadena to discuss a vision for the future of Pasadena. Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month. Dream It. Do It. Southeast Education Foundation Dream It. Do It. was busy visiting area high schools this quarter. Presentation locations included Chavez and Milby High Schools, Pasadena ISD, and Barbers Hill High School. In addition, there were DIDI presentations at Career Fairs at HISD and Galena Park and North Shore High Schools. The largest presentation opportunity was a six-day session with 9th graders enrolled in the Alief ISD Career and Technical Education Early College High School in conjunction with Houston Community College. Students learned about high-need, high-wage, high skilled jobs in the Gulf Coast area as well as area economic data. Students also experienced using PetrochemWorks. com, and participated in a “Manufacturing Challenge” to build a structure that could prevent an egg from cracking when dropped from waist height. More presentations are scheduled for the upcoming quarter.


FORCE updates Quality of Life Task Force

The Quality of Life Task Force is excited to begin working with Marisela Contreras on several of the strategic goals developed during 2016. The group has established a practice of holding monthly meetings at assets/attractions in the Economic Alliance footprint to increase partner awareness and overall social media presence. As well, continuing the tradition of on-theground projects, the group is investigating the possibility of installing “mini murals” in member cities and is working with the City of Houston to learn more about potential timelines and costs. Finally, the group has committed to producing a physical collateral piece to spotlight member cities and provide sources for travel and tourism information. Meeting Time and Frequency This Task Force meets during the last week of each month according to venue availability. Please contact Marisela Contreras or Task Force Chair Kristin Edwards for specific dates and times.

Economic Development Task Force Leadership One of the most recent and exciting changes to the Economic Development Task Force committee is the announcement of Chad Carson, Vice President of Economic Development. Chad C., has a true vision and passion for business retention and expansions within our region. At our June Board Meeting he outlined his action plan, his mission and goals and the 20 project activities and services he is working on. Already with great momentum, Chad announced 8 new projects since March with potential capital investment of $1.9B . Chad’s goal for this committee is to build our project pipeline, refine professional responses and strengthen our prospect, member and ally relationships. Action Plan Chad announced 5 key strategies such as a more focused value statement of locating or expanding in the Houston Port Region, an organized BRE program, a strategy to attract activities in cooperation with our Economic Development Allies as lead partner for site selection activities in the EA footprint. He also announced a formalized network activity that engage our members and bring qualified leads and last a management and reporting structure that utilize a designated customer relationship management tool. Meeting time and frequency The Economic Development Task Force committee meet the 4th Wednesday of every month and is held at the Economic Alliance meeting room from 3-4p. Kristi Claypool of Meador Staffing Chair this Task Force and will bring additional support to Chad C in his role.

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Ayan Mittra, Managing Editor of the Texas Tribune hosted and moderated a four-person conversation about

what needs to happen to ensure protections for the Houston area ahead of a major storm. The event was held at the new San Jacinto College Maritime Center. The regional economy and comesmuniti faces major storm surge risks and there are several plans to address protections. The panelists were asked to speak on what we need to do to move a potential project forward. Panelists included Senator Larry Taylor, Leon Phillips of the Galveston County Justice Coalition, Colonel Len Waterworth of Texas A&M University-Galveston and Chad Burke of the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region.


The Economic Alliance workforce development committee participated in the Mind Trekkers Day at

San Jacinto College. Over 3,000 students and parents attended the event put on by Michigan Tech University. Mind Trekkers focuses on hands-on activities that bring the “WOW” of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to life for K-12 students.


The Economic Alliance was asked by the US Trade and Development Agency to host a Reverse Trade

Mission for a delegation from ports in East Africa. The delegation met with regional stakeholders and discussed best practices around developing port in petrochemical regions and exploring opportunities to further partner through trade and development.


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Chad Burke, Executive Board Member Barry Klien, (Site Manager of Shell Deer Park), and Peter Beard of GHP’s Upskill Houston attended the US Chamber’s Annual Conference on their Talent Pipeline program. Barry Klien presented an overview to the crowd of 300, the work and partnerships taking place in the Houston Port region to meet the workforce needs in the petrochemical sector.


The Economic Alliance participated in a site

consultant meeting and tour of the Port of Houston with partners from GHP. The meeting included an economic look at the Port Region, available real estate and growth industries.

The Economic Alliance hosted Mr. LI Huiming, Head of Dalian Xizhong Island Petrochemical Industrial Park Administration that is responsible to develop and Mr. Daqi JIA, Deputy Director of Business Development Bureau. Dalian Xizhong Island Petrochemical Industrial Park is a green field project located in City of Dalian, Liaoning Province. It is one of seven National Petrochemical Bases planned and approved by Central Chinese Government. With 95 km2 in size, it will be home of integrated refining-petrochemical complexes with planned 50 million tonne per year of crude oil processing capacity. Air Products will develop industrial gas (H2, CO, O2 and N2) supply infrastructures with partners to serve the customers in the park. Investment Framework Agreement was signed about two months ago.


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The Economic Alliance hosted and coordinated

the 4th Annual advocacy trip to DC to educate officials and agencies of the issues affecting business in the Houston Port Region. Thirty attendees representing all facets of the region’s economic engine attended and participated in 23 meetings across four days. Issues presented included: dredging permits for private companies along the ship channel, modernizing the Toxic Substances Control Act, Investing in America’s Future Workforce, Surface & Water Transportation Infrastructure funding, air quality regulations and hurricane storm surge protection. Congressman Brian Babin

Meetings were held with: • • • • • • •

US Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Protection Agency Vice Presidents Staff House Committee on Education and Workforce American Chemistry Council National Manufacturers Institute 15 Congressional (senators & congress) members, 10 elected officials and 5 staffs


Congressman Pete Olson


14 Chairman Kevin Brady


Congressman Gene Green

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Jed Anderson of the AL Law Group unveiled “ENPASS” at our Economic Development Luncheon held on May 13, 2016. We had about 60 in attendance at the Battleground Golf Course. More information on ENPASS is also available on the firm’s website at www.allawgp.com.

PROCUREMENT NETWORKING BREAKFAST The Business Growth committee hosted the Procurement Networking Breakfast at the Galena Park ISD Administration Building. We had about 75 business men and women in attendance including our Keynote speaker and a panelist of five executives with procurement needs. Our Panelist of Procurement Managers were: • • • •


Pedro Gonzales, Port of Houston Mentoring Program Manager Jeremy Philips, Harris County Pct. 2 Senior Director of Infrastructure Calvin Wells, City of Houston Deputy Director of Finance Todd Jackson, East Houston Regional Hospital Chief Operating Officer Ann Kokx-Templet, San Jacinto College Director of Contracts & Purchasing Services

Our keynote speaker was Lloyd Richards, Jr., Vice President of Operation & Logistics for the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee, he shared what the committee is doing as they prepare events surrounding Super Bowl LI with the goal of giving a Super Bowl experience that represents and showcases Houston’s diversity!




“Globalization of the Gulf Coast: Positioning to Reach the World”

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Wednesday, August 24 WEDNESDAY AGENDA: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Thursday, August 25th THURSDAY AGENDA: 8:30am – 3:00pm

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Energy Export Panel: Freeport LNG LBC Tank Terminals Cheniere LNG Enterprise Products

TCEQ: Chairman, Dr. Brian Shaw

Congressional Update: Congressman Gene Green Congressman Brian Babin

Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Texas Railroad Commissioner, Ryan Sitton

ExxonMobil - Global Chemicals Outlook: Sr. Vice President of Global Operations, Bruce March

Transportation & Logistics Panel

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Thursday Agenda:

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Industrial Regulations & Policy Update: Great Western Valve Hector Rivero, Texas Chemical Council President Tolunay-Wong Engineers, Inc. Houston ILA Dock & Marine Council

Greater Houston Partnership Texas Commission on Environmental Quality: Dr. Bryan Shaw, Chairman

Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Ryan Sitton, Texas Railroad Commissioner As of May 24, 2016

Shipping & Logistics Panel Hanjin Shipping, Eric Chance Grieg Star Shipping, Inc. Andy Powell Keynote Speaker George P. Bush, Texas Land Commissioner

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Petrochemicals Plant Managers Panel

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Industrial Regulations & Policy Update: Texas Chemical Council President, Hector Rivero

Energy Export Panel: Freeport LNG LBC Tank Terminals Cheniere LNG Enterprise Products

TCEQ: Chairman, Dr. Brian Shaw

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Argosy Transportation Group (ATG) Develops Expansion In our 20th year of operations, Argosy Transportation Group is constantly seeking new ways to expand our business to fit our client’s needs. With this in mind we were quick to respond to the increased demand for barge fleeting in the Houston area. Argosy has developed two new fleeting locations, opening a total of 70 regulation barge slots. Argosy Fleeting – Finger Lakes is located at 5959 West Bay Road, Baytown, Texas, and can hold up to 50 regulation barges. Argosy Fleeting – Greens Bayou is located at 12821 Industrial Road, Houston, Texas, and can accommodate 20 regulation barges. Both of these locations are open and accepting barges now.

Boeing Celebrates 100 Years of Aerospace Leadership

CommunityBank of Texas Announces New Corporate Banking Officer

CommunityBank of Texas has announced that Jeff Caley is joining the bank as Vice President, Corporate Banking Officer. With over 5 years of banking experience, Caley will join the CommunityBank of Texas team serving the middle market and C & I businesses in Houston and Southeast Texas. “This new role with CommunityBank of Texas offers me the opportunity to be part of growing one of the best corporate banking teams in the market,” said Caley. “As a result, I will be creating more opportunities for business through fast and flexible financial solutions and through a team of local bankers that are highly experienced and focused on personal service.” Caley earned his BSB, Finance at the University of Kansas and serves on the board of Turnaround Management Association – NextGen as Secretary. Caley is also on the Business Growth Task Force of the Economic Alliance Port of Houston.

As Boeing celebrates 100 years of aerospace leadership in 2016, employees in Houston build on an inspiring legacy that launched the space age and continues today with the opening of a new CST-100 Starliner astronaut training facility. On June 21st state and local elected officials, representatives from NASA and more than 100 employees gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Space Training, Analysis and Review (STAR) Facility, which houses an upgraded CST-100 Starliner Training System Integration Lab and Engineering Simulator. This advanced facility will be used to train astronauts and mission control personnel. Starliner will transport up to seven passengers to lowEarth orbit destinations or four crew to the International Space Station. Visit BeyondEarth.com for more on Boeing space exploration. 18 ECONOMIC ALLIANCE | SECOND QUARTER 2016

CommunityBank of Texas, N.A. is an independent, Texas-owned bank with assets in excess of $2.8 billion. Established in 2007, the bank has 38 branches and is the largest independent community bank headquartered in and focused on the financial needs of Houston and Southeast Texas. For information about CommunityBank of Texas, N.A., visit communitybankoftx.com.

Dixie Chemical Announces Appointment of Mike Gromacki as President Dixie Chemical Company, Inc. (“Dixie Chemical”) announced that in March 2016 Michael (Mike) Gromacki was appointed President by the Board of Directors (the “Board”). Mr. Gromacki has served Dixie Chemical since March 2009 in progressive roles including Vice President of Operations, Chief Technology Officer, and Senior Vice President. He led the turnaround of its manufacturing base, created a market-facing R&D team, rebranded the business for open innovation, and developed significant new accounts and revenue. Mr. Gromacki was previously a Vice President of the former TOTAL S.A. subsidiary Cook Composites & Polymers, a specialty resin manufacturer. He holds board roles in several industry associations, including the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA).

Economic Incentive Services, LLC (EIS) is pleased to announce that Mark Mitchell has joined as Executive Vice President With over 20 years’ experience negotiating federal, state, and local tax incentives on behalf of retail, commercial and industrial clients throughout the U.S., Mark will help lead EIS’s site selection and incentives practice. EIS President and founder, Eric Geisler says, “I have known Mark for many years. Our approach to our clients and the communities that we serve is very similar. I’m excited to add Mark’s integrity and expertise to our team that works closely with The Alliance and its members”. Prior to EIS, Mark served in various economic development and consulting roles in Michigan, Indiana and Texas. Read more about Economic Incentive Services, LLC at: www.edincentives.com

East Harris County Manufacturers Association (EHCMA) Launches Online Resource

With CAEL and JP Morgan Chase’s generous help, EHCMA launched PetrochemWorks.com in May. Petrochemworks. com is an online resource for job seekers in the Houston/ Galveston area that provides job opportunities, career path maps and more for the petrochemical industry. The site also features a tool to generate a career match using the job seeker’s interests, skills and education. Industry members can contribute to the site by creating a company profile and listing job openings. Additionally, EHCMA will host its 3rd Annual Workforce Development Golf Tournament on October 28. In 2016, proceeds from the tournament will be donated to Houston Community College, Lee College and San Jacinto College to fund scholarships and other support for technology programs. To sponsor or sign up for the tournament, visit EHCMA.com.

Energy Edge Consulting Expands Services Energy Edge provides a full suite of energy management services to industrial, commercial, and municipal clients. Reducing overall energy spend is a sound objective for any business and institution. Energy Edge is focused on helping our clients achieve this goal. Energy Edge has recently expanded services into three related areas: Energy Audits Complete engineering audit of your facilities overall energy use providing no-cost, low-cost, and capital improvement ideas. Identified savings typically range from 10 to 30%. Back-up Generation Cost analysis, RFP process, and financing options for emergency generation applications. Renewable Solar Energy Resources Solar energy is crossing a competitive threshold. We now provide economic analysis and options for on-site and offsite development in addition to third party power purchase agreements.





H+M Industrial EPC was recently honored with International Safety Training Council (ISTC) 2016 Safety Achievement Awards for Years and Hours Worked

Houston Pilots Awarded by Rotary Club of Harrisburg On May 19, 2016, the Houston Pilots received the “Making a Difference Award” from the Rotary Club of Harrisburg (East End Houston). This award is given to individuals, businesses or corporations who are making a positive difference in the communities they live and work in. The Houston Pilots were commended for their support of education through their Anchor Watch program and partnerships with San Jacinto College and Texas A&M Galveston to give Maritime Scholarships. The scholarships help students succeed and make a positive impact in the communities we live in.

Hunter Site Services Honored with Awards

The picture features H+M’s Matt McQuinn, Larry Hogan, and Jay Bice. This is at the ISTC Award Banquet.

H+M has worked over 1,372,456 man hours and 7 years without a lost workday case involving days away from work or a fatality. H+M was also recognized by the National Safety Council for receiving the 2016 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award.

Harris County Announces New Baytown Saturday Bus Services Pictured above L-R: Wayne Oswald, President - HBR, Buddy Tucker, Kim Polo, Crystal Cedro, Justin Barrington, JoAnn Delao, Jeff Stelzer and Luis Aguilar President - Houston Area Safety Council.

Harris County Transit and the City of Baytown are partnering to expand bus service in Baytown from Monday through Fridays to Saturdays as part of a one-year pilot program. The new Saturday service started on April 9, 2016 with 260 passengers participating during the first weekend of operations. Many of the riders are using the new service as a convenient mode of travel to and from work as well as retail centers within Baytown. For more information, please contact 713-578-2216 or visit our website at www. harriscountytransit.com.ys collected at Shell Deer Park for the 2015 annual toy drive. 20 ECONOMIC ALLIANCE | SECOND QUARTER 2016

Hunter Site Services is proud to be the recipient of the Gold Safety Excellence Award from the Houston Business Roundtable at their recent 29th annual Safety Excellence Award Celebration. Hunter Site Services was nominated for the Hard Crafts Small category by 7 customers: Jacobs Engineering, Western Refining, S&B Engineers, Valero, Enterprise Products, Marathon Petroleum and Eastman Chemical Company for their continuous commitment to safety. The award is for contractors or subcontractors in the Texas Gulf Coast area who have achieved an outstanding record of on-the-job safety promotion at a site or as a business during 2015. For the past twenty-nine years the Houston Business Roundtable has been recognizing Greater Houston Area contractors for outstanding safety performance. This award process over the years has brought many of the chemical, refining and energy companies on the Gulf Coast together in a cooperative effort with the contractors that provide construction and maintenance services to improve



on-site safety, reduce accidents, and most importantly, reduce injuries to personnel.

Meador Staffing Spotlights Senior Contract Staffing Recruiter

Over 1500 industry representatives from both owners and contractor companies attended the safety awards banquet May 20, 2016, hosted by HBR and HASC. 78 nominated contractor companies were recognized for their exemplary safety performance and these companies have been proven to be the models of safety excellence in the industry.

Meador Staffing is excited to share with you that they have a new senior contact staffing recruiter: Robin Reed! Robin is actually a long-standing Meador employee (20 years, to be exact), but she recently moved in to the full-time contract staffing arena after spending much of her efforts focused solely on direct hire recruiting. During her time at Meador, Robin has earned her SHRM-CPC designation to ensure service excellence and sensitivity to market demands. As Senior Contract Staffing Recruiter, Robin will ensure continuity with professional contractors on assignment through Meador Staffing. To contact Robin about contract needs your organization may have or to refer a candidate to Meador Staffing, feel free to email Robin at rreed@meador.com.

Hunter Site Services was also a proud recipient of two safety achievement awards at the Industrial Safety Training Council (ISTC) banquet May 24, 2016 in Beaumont, Texas. The awards received were: • •

Sustained Recordable Incident Rate 5 Years Worked without an OSHA lost workday case

INEOS O&P USA Sponsors Alvin ISD Girls Engineering Math Science (GEMS) Camp

Mobil Steel International, Inc. Makes New Hire & Earns (STEP) Silver Designation

INEOS O&P USA recently sponsored the Alvin ISD GEMS Camp held on June 8-10 at Alvin High School. The camp successfully completed its second year with an increase in attendance from 50 to 80 participants. It was specifically designed to introduce 6th and 7th grade girls to engineering, math, and science careers and how to achieve that goal. The INEOS Carson, California site manager Stacy Putman launched the camp by discussing her personal career experience to inspire the girls to consider engineering as their career. The girls also participated in group projects like designing amusement park rides. On day two they visited Pleasure Pier and day 3 they formulated lip balm, hand sanitizer, and body scrub to take home. INEOS Engineers Susan Rodriguez, Moriah Hargrove Anders, Emily Holmes and Engineer Intern Laura Adebayo participated as judges for the amusement park ride projects.

Michael S. Dunavant, Sr. joined Mobil Steel International, Inc. as project manager and estimator. He will help Mobil Steel meet growing customer demand for quality steel fabrication and manage compliance functions for Mobil Steel’s American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) quality certification program. In addition to 40 years experience as an estimator and project manager, Dunavant has significant experience meeting customer demand in the steel fabrication industry and initiated a Houston fabricator’s AISC quality program. AISC certification is the structural steel industry’s national quality certification standard. According to AISC, its rigorous annual certification process confirms companies have personnel, knowledge, experience, processes and equipment to produce quality work. Mobil Steel is one of only a few Houston fabricators to earn AISC quality certification for 10 consecutive years.





Mobil Steel International, Inc. also earned the Associated Builders and Contractors Houston 2016 Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) silver designation. The STEP program helps ABC members develop and continuously improve safety and training efforts that ensure worker well-being and health. ABC STEP uses 20 key components to safety and health, as well as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reporting requirements to evaluate members’ safety and health performance. In 2013, ABC STEP participants performed better than Bureau of Labor Statistics national averages in safety performance metrics. “Mobil Steel core values are reliability, flexibility and quality – and that includes employee safety. We are pleased to be recognized as successfully delivering on the promise of a safe and healthy workplace,” said Leonard A. Bedell, President and CEO of Mobil Steel.

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Recognizes HASC, Hosted Annual Rugged Race & Makes New Hire

CAPTION: The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce recognized the Houston Area Safety Council under the leadership of Luis Aguilar, President/CEO at their Industry Appreciation Membership Luncheon on May 19, 2016. Six academic scholarships were awarded to deserving PISD students seeking careers in an industrial trade as a result of proceeds earned at the chamber’s 2016 Industrial Appreciation Golf Tournament on May 2nd.


CAPTION: Earlier this year on April 9, the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Rugged Race. From this event’s proceeds the Pasadena Chamber designated the amount of $10,000 to be awarded to a school in need of a playground or exercise equipment for the students. On Friday, May 27, Chamber staff, interns, volunteers, Rugged Race sponsors and members of the Board of Trustees for PISD headed to Turner Elementary for a very special visit. PE teacher Jacqueline Caver was one of the educators who submitted an application to be awarded the $10,000. Suzette McDowell is a bilingual, highly skilled communications specialist with 5+ years of experience in the field of internal and external communication, PR, event planning and marketing. Suzette holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. She is eager to join the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and is enthused about getting to know all of its members and partners. You may contact Suzette at suzette@pasadenachamber.org



Process Technology Program Receives Texas Association’s First Award of Excellence

Tolunay-Wong Engineers, Inc. Receives “Best In Class” and “New Comer of the Year” Awards

Texas Association of College Technical Educators recognized the program for its exemplary and innovative process technology training The San Jacinto College process technology program captured the first Award of Excellence by the Texas Association of College Technical Educators (TACTE). TACTE serves workforce education in Texas community and technical colleges. The program received the award based on its reputation for preparing process operators for jobs in the largest petrochemical manufacturing area in the United States. It is ranked second in the nation for graduates and enjoys a high job placement rate with many students obtaining internships resulting in full-time employment upon graduation. We are honored to announce that Tolunay-Wong Engineers, Inc. won “Best in Class” and “New Comer of the Year” at the Houston Business Roundtable and Houston Area Safety Council 2016 29th Annual Safety Excellence Awards! As a first time nominee, nominated by both Marathon Galveston Bay Refinery and Valero Texas City, TWE was selected out of 78 contractors. TWE would like to recognize the outstanding work of our dedicated employees and continued safe work practices.

Kiewit Energy Group Hires New Vice President of Downstream Operations Joseph Zwiercan (middle), San Jacinto College department chair of petrochemical/energy training program, was recognized by the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees at its May 2, 2016 meeting, for receiving the Texas Association of College Technical Educators (TACTE) Award of Excellence. Pictured with Zwiercan are Jeff Parks (left), San Jacinto College dean of business and technology and Van Wigginton (right), San Jacinto College provost. Photo credit: Amanda Fenwick, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.

“This award belongs to everyone whose efforts helped us achieve this level of recognition,” said Joseph Zwiercan, department chair of petrochemical/energy training programs at the College. “The TACTE Award of Excellence means our process technology program is recognized as an exemplary and innovative program in the state of Texas.”

Mark Shepard recently joined Kiewit Energy Group as vice president of downstream operations. Shepard is responsible for growth and development of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects in the downstream oil and gas sector, with an emphasis on the refining, chemical and polymer industries. With more than 30 years of industry experience, he has worked in business development, project management, procurement management, industrial facility, and engineering/design oversight. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Texas A&M University and is currently pursuing a master’s of science in construction management from the University of Houston.



CALENDAR of EVENTS AUGUST Business Growth Task Force Meeting (Members Only) August 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Please join the Economic Alliance for the monthly Business Growth Task Force Meeting which meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Economic Alliance offices. Chairman Steve Cote will host the meeting.

Gulf Coast Outlook Conference Committee Meeting (Members Only) August 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join the Economic Alliance for the 2016 Gulf Coast Outlook Conference (Formerly Petrochemical & Maritime Outlook Conference) at the Economic Alliance offices. Chairman Roger Blackburn of Infinity Construction Services will host the meeting.

Workforce Development Task Force Meeting (Members Only) August 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join the Economic Alliance for the monthly Workforce Development Task Force Meeting, which meets the third Thursday of each month at the Economic Alliance offices. Chairman Dr. Allatia Harris of San Jacinto College hosts each meeting.

2016 Gulf Coast Industry Forum

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - August 25 @ 3:00 pm

Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Parkway Pasadena, TX 77507 United States Please join the Economic Alliance for the Gulf Coast Industry Forum. The event, formerly known as the Petrochemical Maritime Outlook Conference (PMOC), will shift to a two-day format for the first time. The event begins Wednesday, August 24 at 1:00 p.m. A full-day agenda concludes on Thursday, August 25. The Port of Houston Authority once again is the Gulf Coast Industry Forum presenting sponsor. JV Driver is a platinum sponsor, while Shell, ExxonMobil, Infinity Group, Rail Logix, Lee College, San Jacinto College, Houston Business Journal, and Bay Group Media are gold sponsors. More than 20 companies have already committed to being silver and bronze sponsors. People wanting to attend or sponsor the conference can contact Economic Alliance Houston Port Region, www.allianceportregion.com.

Public Policy Task Force Meeting (Members Only) August 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join the Economic Alliance for the monthly Workforce Development Task Force Meeting, which meets the third Thursday of each month at the Economic Alliance offices. Chairman Dennis Winkler of Winkler Public Relations hosts each meeting.


Economic Development Task Force Meeting (Members Only) August 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join the Economic Alliance for the monthly New Business Development Task Force Meeting which meets the third Wednesday of every other month at the Economic Alliance offices. Chairman Kristi Claypool of Meador Staffing Services will host the meeting.

SEPTEMBER Business Growth Task Force Meeting (Members Only) September 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Please join the Economic Alliance for the monthly Business Growth Task Force Meeting which meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Economic Alliance offices. Chairman Steve Cote will host the meeting.

Workforce Development Task Force Meeting (Members Only) September 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join the Economic Alliance for the monthly Workforce Development Task Force Meeting, which meets the third Thursday of each month at the Economic Alliance offices. Chairman Dr. Allatia Harris of San Jacinto College hosts each meeting.

Gulf Coast Industry Forum Committee Meeting (Members Only) September 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join the Economic Alliance for the 2016 Gulf Coast Outlook Conference (Formerly Petrochemical & Maritime Outlook Conference) at the Economic Alliance offices. Chairman Roger Blackburn of Infinity Construction Services will host the meeting.

Public Policy Task Force Meeting (Members Only) September 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join the Economic Alliance for the monthly Workforce Development Task Force Meeting, which meets the third Thursday of each month at the Economic Alliance offices. Chairman Dennis Winkler of Winkler Public Relations hosts each meeting.

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Website Sponsorship The Economic Alliance is developing a brand new mobile-responsive and user-friendly website to be launched in the third quarter of this year. We are now offering quarterly Website Sponsorship opportunities to begin showing upon launch to have your company logo placed prominently in key sections of the new website. With over 50,000 page views per month on average, a Website Sponsorship is an excellent way for members to increase their brand awareness and make the most of their membership in the Economic Alliance. Please contact our Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Marisela Contreras via email at marisela@allianceportregion.com, for sponsorship levels and benefits.

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Pfeiffer and Son,Ltd. Phelps State Farm Insurance Pollution Systems Port Terminal Railroad Association Priority Power Management, LLC Qualified Properties, Inc. Raba Kistner Consultants Regions Bank Richard Industrial Group Richardson Stevedoring & Logistics Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey P.C. RUS Industrial San Jacinto Family YMCA San Jacinto River and Rail SETECH Shafaii Party and Reception Center Inc. Shell Federal Credit Union Sol Bobst Solvay South Atlantic & Gulf Coast District ILA Southwest Shipyards, L.P. Springhill Suites by Marriott - Baytown Springhill Suites by Marriott - Seabrook Sprint Waste Services, L.P. Star Fleet Star of Hope STG Design Stockstill & Associates Structure Tone Southwest T & T Construction, LP Taylor Marine Construction TDS - Training & Development Systems Inc. Teadit North America Tech Trans International Terracon Consultants, Inc. Texas Industrial Medical Texas Lawn & Sprinkler Texas Molecular Limited Partnership Texas Southern University The Drake Companies The Mondello Group The Mundy Companies The Royal Group at Merrill Lynch Titan Companies Tolunay-Wong Engineers,Inc. Tower Tech Inc. TPC Group Trustmark National Bank United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chamber County University of Houston-Clear Lake US Telehealth vcfo Vesco Office Services Wade Carter - NAI Partners Walter P.Moore Welcome Group, LLC West Gulf Maritime Association Wilhelmsen Ships Services Winkler Public Relations Workforce Solutions XTL, Inc. Zachary Industrial, Inc.

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