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Corporate Responsibility Report

Thomas H. Turner

Roland M. Toups

Stephen M. Toups

David J. Franks

Chief Executive Officer




Executive Chairman

Chief Operating Officer

We are thankful to report that 2019 marked another successful year for Turner Industries. Most of all we are extremely grateful for the many clients we serve and for our employees, who work tirelessly with the utmost concern for safety and professionalism to keep the Turner banner flying high. Our 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report will update you on the many advances and developments in Turner’s safety programs, our workforce development initiatives and community involvement. Safety, Quality, Integrity—Turner’s DNA

—will always comprise the hallmark culture of our company since its inception 58 years ago by our visionary founder, Bert S. Turner. Roland M. Toups Executive Chairman

This report illustrates some of the best examples of our corporate and social responsibility in 2019 in the areas of:


Community Investment

Workforce Development

We hope you will reach out to us with any comments, questions or requests for further information.


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Through the Years 1960s


A young engineer named Bert Turner buys Nichols Construction Company out of bankruptcy. The company specializes in industrial construction, heavy equipment, hauling, rigging and equipment rental. It doesn’t take Turner long to realize that the industrial construction industry is a series of peaks and valleys. So, he begins to take steps to ensure a steady stream of revenue, embarking on industrial contract maintenance and other services which fulfill the needs of his clients. In 1968, he hires Roland Toups who currently serves as Executive Chairman.

2010 - Present

Mr. Turner begins to acquire companies, add additional services like scaffolding, expand the equipment fleet, and buy bigger cranes. These moves provide the company with opportunities to manage and control most of the elements that make up construction, maintenance and turnaround work.

DECIDE WITH DATA® Software & Services

Turner Tablet™ Software, an innovative technology system that allows crews to digitally manage workflow in real time and operate in a smart, safe and efficient manner, was honored with a 2019 Constructech Vision for Safety Award. MobilOps® is our mobile software solution used to manage procedures, process limits, and rounds and readings. • Winner of the 2017 Constructech Gold Vision Award TRAM® Software is our patented web-based application, developed in-house, and designed to identify and quantify a number of financial industry risk categories, which can then be mitigated. • 2015 CIO 100 Honoree for Innovative Use of Technology • 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100 • Winner of the 2015 Constructech Gold Vision Award CraftTrax® is a new and improved version of Turner Industries’ proprietary hiring and labor requisition and onboarding software system. It officially sets a new standard when it comes to providing skilled craft workers to our clients. Upgrades to our WinTAKE® Software bring pipe estimating into the digital world by introducing an intuitive data entry module and an on-screen isometric viewer. Foreman’s Progress™ is an extension of our WinPCS® software using tablets, handheld devices and custom software to make real-time progress reports in the field. • 2014 CIO 100 Honoree for Innovative Use of Technology • Winner of the 2014 Constructech Gold Vision Award MAPS® Software, developed in-house, measures and tracks efficiency and productivity data in the maintenance environment. • Winner of the 2015 Stevie Award, Business Intelligence Systems – New Version



The Turner group enters the fabrication business forming International Piping Systems and introduces a pipe-bending process that revolutionizes the pipe fabrication business in the United States. The company participates in many of the large industrial construction projects being built in the Gulf South at the time.


Industrial specialty services, such as NDE and inspection services, specialized welding and environmental remediation, are added to fill client needs as they arise. Proprietary programs are developed internally to better track and manage work.

The early companies consolidate into one entity—Turner Industries Group—with four main business lines: Construction; Maintenance & Turnarounds; Pipe & Module Fabrication; and Equipment & Specialty Services. Five fabrication facilities located across the Gulf South make Turner the largest privately held fabricator in the United States.

New Client Services

Facilities Opened

Our Inspection Services group continues to expand


Turner Industries opens a new equipment facility in Hahnville, Louisiana.

its service offerings with the addition of new robotics,


A new facility opens in Pensacola, Florida, which enables Turner to better service our clients while expanding our reach eastward.


A new office opens in Geismar, Louisiana, which enables Turner to better service our clients in the Ascension Parish industrial corridor and nearby.


A new building is completed at Turner’s modular yard in Port Allen, Louisiana, which serves as the administrative headquarters as well as the yard staff’s office and meeting hub. The building also houses workspaces for clients overseeing their modular project.


A new facility opens in Freeport, Texas, which anchors Turner’s Freeportbased maintenance services and provides support for turnarounds, construction, inspection and specialty services.


A new administrative office building opens in Paris, Texas.


An equipment repair facility designed to maintain, service and perform repairs on over 2,000 pieces of equipment opens in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs—commonly known as drones), and the addition of a rope access team. The newest addition to our Inspection Services offers an unprecedented corrosion monitoring solution with the introduction of Inductosense®. Inductosense technology enables the digitization of non-destructive examinations by installing permanent, wireless, battery-free sensors on piping, pressure vessels, tanks and modular structures. Total Tank Solutions incorporates Turner’s decades of experience with the latest technology to offer our clients a seamless tank cleaning, inspection and repair experience. The Small Capital Projects group concentrates on projects for current clients ranging from $1,000 to $10 million. The SIPA Services group bundles Scaffolding, Insulation, Painting and Abatement for client convenience.

2011 A new administrative office building opens in Pasadena, Texas. 2010

New personnel offices in Baton Rouge and Sulphur, Louisiana are able to process applicants and provide pre-employment screenings, physicals, pulmonary fitness tests, and OSHA and NCCER testing on site, providing a “one-stop employment shop” experience. 2 0 1 9 C O R P O R AT E R E S P O N S I B I L I T Y R E P O RT






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2019 was a year “of change for me. Though I have been with Turner Industries for over 25 years, this was the year I transitioned into my current role as Chief Operating Officer. One constant during this time was our company’s safety performance. Our welloiled “green machine” continued to deliver first-class services safely to our clients thanks to the hard work

David J. Franks

and dedication of our skilled employees. We closed out the decade with one of our best safety performances in the history of the company, but this is no accident—pun intended. Our stellar safety record is the result of a set of core values and beliefs we hold at Turner Industries. These values and beliefs shape all our actions, which in turn are influenced by attitude. An individual’s attitude is based on the culture, bringing us full circle right back to values and beliefs. At Turner Industries, our culture values our clients, employees and their families, and we believe that a workplace with zero incidents is achievable. David J. Franks Chief Operating Officer



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2019 Year in Review

What an amazing year for the entire

Turner Industries team. We’re a company on the go and a company on the grow! 2019

was our most successful year in the nearly 60-

Mike Phelps

year history of our great company, and our safety performance was the hallmark of that success.

While growing our overall workforce, workhours and worksites by more than 15%, we posted our most successful safety year ever by focusing on what really matters—the men and women that comprise this dynamic organization. Our dedication to safety and the successful execution of each activity we undertake could only be accomplished through the integrity of our people and sound safety and health processes. We strive to be on the forefront of innovation and for safety processes whose sole purpose is keeping our people safe and continuing to move us forward to a greater degree of success. As we look forward, our dedication and commitment to the safety of each Turner employee remain steadfast. Our focus on being the best and leading our industry in safety performance has never been stronger, and we

will continue our commitment to the safety of

our employees, our clients and our communities.

Mike Phelps

Vice President of Health, Safety and Environmental

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New Safety Management System In 2019, Turner Industries’ safety

The safety department began the migration

department began upgrading our

of their safety training resources and health

enterprise safety management system,

and safety manual to SharePoint, a web-based

including a mobile platform, making the

collaborative platform, to allow mobile access

system readily available for our safety

to this information.

technicians wherever they are. The system will also allow tracking and trending on

As the new system is implemented, the safety

additional metrics not captured in the current

department is always evaluating additional

system, such as STOP WORK authority.

modules that can be added as needed.

We are looking forward to giving our leaders advanced tools and mobile accessibility to track incidents and identify trends in order to better manage the safety of our employees.



Karen Saurage

Health and Safety Manager

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ABC Top Performer

In 2019, Turner Industries was ranked ABC’s #1 Top Performer. ABC’s Top Performers list recognizes member contractors who demonstrate world-class safety performance by implementing ABC’s STEP* Safety Management System. In 2019, Turner Industries achieved Diamond Level STEP Certification—the highest level of certification within the STEP program. STEP Diamond Level Members are 680% safer than the Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to the ABC 2019 Safety Performance Report. *Safety Training and Evaluation Process

ABC Top Performers are leading the way in the merit shop construction industry, where diverse participants are constantly

striving to achieve the highest levels of personal and company performance in an environment of fair and open competition.

These rankings will help the industry identify contractors that

have achieved world-class safety performance, demonstrated their commitment to their workers and their communities, and earned recognition for project excellence and diversity. Michael Bellaman President and Chief Executive Officer of ABC

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Vision for Safety Award Turner Industries was honored with a

Analyses (JSAs) are completed on Turner Tablet

2019 Constructech Vision for Safety

devices have realized a combined seven-figure

Award for Turner Tablet™ software, an

documented cost savings.

innovative technology system that allows crews

analytics readily available, automate procedures

The Constructech Vision Awards recognize companies that solve complex construction challenges by utilizing emerging technologies in a pioneering way. Companies eligible for the award include residential, commercial and heavy construction businesses, professionals in all trades, architectural and engineering firms, corporate owners, facility management, government agencies and land developers.

and administrative functions, streamline

Turner Industries was honored in

communication and increase accountability. In

the Corporate Owner: Industrial/

the past year, job sites where electronic Job Safety

MFG category.

to digitally manage workflow in real time and operate in a smart, safe and efficient manner. The Constructech accolade is Turner’s sixth in a decade. The Turner Tablet software process deploys customized, easy-to-use tablet computers to foremen in the field. The devices are equipped with a wide variety of proprietary applications that help increase efficiency and safety by making

Turner Industries is honored to once again be recognized by Constructech. This

award reaffirms Turner’s commitment to excellence at each and every job site.

By combining field-ready, intrinsically safe devices with customized, original software, Turner Tablet software continues our tradition of providing innovative solutions to ensure our clients’ success.

Stephen “Stevie” M. Toups Turner Industries President



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Safe+Sound Week In August of 2019, Turner Industries employees from Florida to

Idaho and everywhere in between participated in OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week. Regional office locations held events where vendors showed off the latest and greatest in safety equipment and personal protective equipment. Jobsites held gate greets and toolbox meetings highlighting specific topics during the week. It was a great opportunity for Turner employees across the country to come together and all participate in the event as one big family. OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace safety and health programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe.

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Voluntary Protection Program


In November of 2019, Turner

into the VPP is OSHA’s official recognition

Industries at OxyChem in Taft,

of the outstanding efforts of employers and

Louisiana, along with the OxyChem

employees who have achieved exemplary

facility itself, received an OSHA

occupational safety and health.

Voluntary Protection Program

Turner Industries is proud to have many sites

(VPP) Star recertification. Many of

recognized as OSHA VPP Stars. On the

our worksites at Turner Industries are a part

following page is a list of VPP Star certified

of OSHA’s VPP, which promotes effective

sites. The OSHA VPP Star certification comes

worksite-based safety and health. In the

in three levels depending on OSHA Incident

VPP, management, labor and OSHA establish

Rates (OIR) and Days Away/Restricted/

cooperative relationships at workplaces that

Transferred (DART). Out of over 8 million

have implemented a comprehensive safety

jobsites in the United States, only about 2,000

and health management system. Approval

qualify as an OSHA VPP Star site.


Star of Excellence

Super Star

(More than 90% below industry standard for both OIR and DART)

(More than 75% below industry standard for both OIR and DART)

» OxyChem – Convent, LA

» Rubicon – Geismar, LA

» OxyChem – Deer Park, TX Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)


» OxyChem – Deer Park, TX Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM)

(More than 50% below industry standard for both OIR and DART)

» OxyChem – LaPorte, TX » OxyChem – Pasadena, TX

» Ascend Performance Materials – Chocolate Bayou, TX

» Phillips 66 – Belle Chasse, LA

» Marathon – Garyville, LA

» Syngenta – St. Gabriel, LA

» OxyChem – Taft, LA

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OXEA BuOH Spring Turnaround WINS MULTIPLE SAFETY AWARDS Engineering News-Record awarded Turner Industries a 2019 Excellence in Safety Award of Merit for the OXEA 2019 BuOH Spring Turnaround. This national award program honors the best and safest construction projects and companies that design and build them. The project also received a 2019 Greater New Orleans Business Roundtable CICE Award for outstanding safety best practices. Originally set up to be a multi-contractor event, Turner Industries’ “One Solution” approach proved to be a more efficient, cost-effective method.

Turner Industries performed even better than we had hoped. They definitely are a strong company led by solid leaders—their pride for their company shines in their work. Lauren Willard OXEA Maintenance and Reliability Manager

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Receives 2019 ABC National Safety Excellence Award Turner Industries was honored with a 2019

members that achieved Diamond, Platinum and

ABC National Safety Excellence Award. The ABC

Gold status in ABC’s Safety Training and Evaluation

National Safety Excellence Award recognizes companies that exhibit a continued commitment to jobsite safety and whose safety performance

Process (STEP) in 2018. During the selection process, they were judged on self-evaluation scores, lost workday case rates, total recordable incident rates, leading indicator use, process and program

and programs are judged to be exemplary by

innovations and video interviews conducted by

the ABC National Safety and Health Committee.

members of ABC’s National Environment, Health

2019 Award recipients were selected from ABC

and Safety Committee.

Associated Builders and Contractors is proud to honor industry leaders who have created worldclass safety processes and a safety culture where every employee understands that the wellbeing

of those around them is everyone’s responsibility,” said 2019 ABC National Chair Tony Rader,

telecom vice president of National Roofing Partners, Coppell, Texas. “Their top-down, bottom-up approach to creating safe jobsites—and ensuring every one of their employees goes home in the

same or better condition than when they arrived—is the gold standard in merit shop construction.

Tony Rader 2019 ABC Chair



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Safety by the Numbers 0.21

Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR)


Hours Worked

378 Worksites 95%

Recordable-Free Worksites


Injury-Free Worksites

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The President’s Volunteer Service Award – Gold Level Two-time recipient

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At Turner Industries, being a responsible member of our community is as important to us as providing our clients with first-class services. We believe in investing not only in our

Brick-and-mortar investments and

employees’ well-being but also in the well-

improvement exceeded $8 million. These

being of all members of the communities in

spaces are the literal foundation of Turner’s

which we live and work.

commitment to our communities.

In 2019, Turner employees across the

As my father, the late Bert S. Turner, used

country worked hard—both for our clients

to say, “A company can’t thrive if the

and our communities. Company-wide

community around it is falling apart.” I

efforts such as our United Way® Campaign

hope you find that our 2019 efforts are

and Food Drive saw their most successful

a testament to his legacy of continuing

years to date. Efforts like these speak

corporate community stewardship.

volumes about the heart and passion of our employees. TEAM Turner™—our employee directed volunteer organization—upped its game by introducing InitLive, an online mobile communication platform designed to make volunteer events easier to manage, plan and support. Thomas H. Turner Chief Executive Officer



Thomas H. Turner

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At Turner Industries we believe that volunteering is an important aspect of being a Turner employee. TEAM Turner™ is our company-supported, employee-directed volunteer program promoting community involvement, teamwork and camaraderie. It allows employees to identify charitable causes they wish to support and provides a structured framework through which volunteerism and resources are directed. In 2019, TEAM Turner members across the country participated in hundreds of events. TEAM Turner members also serve on school boards in several states across the Gulf South, health organization boards, and non-profit organization boards, all with the goal of improving the lives of the members in their communities. In 2019, TEAM Turner, led by Manager of Enterprise Solutions and Team Turner Board Chair Steve Malik, introduced InitLive—an event staff scheduling and communication platform built to keep organizers and teams informed and connected. The system will allow TEAM Turner event organizers to plan, recruit, schedule and communicate event information to current and potential volunteers through an easy-to-use app.

While technology is not a solution by itself, this software will enable our project leaders

to more efficiently discover, communicate and organize TEAM Turner’s volunteer efforts—allowing us to increase the positive impact within our communities.

Steve Malik

Manager of Enterprise Solutions and TEAM Turner Board Chair

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United Way United Way® has always been Turner Industries’ major philanthropic focus because their programs serve the largest number of people in the most places where our employees live and work. The 2019-2020 campaign was one of Turner’s most successful, raising $2,124,327. The campaign also saw a 13% increase in participation from the previous year. In 2019, Turner Industries received several awards from United Way for community support and fundraising in the previous year including: »

United Way of Galveston County Mainland “Spirit of the Mainland Award” Bronze Campaign in the Industrial Contractor Division


United Way of Southwest Louisiana Top 60 “Most Generous Workplaces”


Capital Area United Way Top 3 Contributors “Campaign Award of Excellence”


Lamar County United Way Platinum Level Award for Outstanding Workforce Development Campaign


Southwest Louisiana United Way Leadership Award for the Incredible Number of Leadership Givers


Coastal Bend United Way Pillar Award


Turner Industries Pipe Fabrication Purchasing Manager Lori Garza received a Campaign Leadership award from Coastal Bend United Way for her outstanding leadership



Turner Industries Business Development Manager Ben Bourgeois received the Jim Leigh Award from Southwest Louisiana United Way for chairing the division with the highest percentage of increase compared to the previous campaign year


Capital Area United Way (CAUW) Stephen Toups — Outstanding Board Member Award Recipient

2019 CAMPAIGN QUICK FACTS: » 13% increase in participation » 94 job sites had 100% participation » 789 leadership givers

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First Choice Campaign Turner Industries is proud to support McNeese State University and the future of Southwest Louisiana by donating $300,000 to the First Choice Campaign, a threeyear initiative with the goal of raising $1 million per year for three years for sustaining growth and self-sufficiency. Funds raised through this campaign will be used to hire faculty and upgrade labs in high demand academic areas while the university implements a strategic plan to increase enrollment and retention over the next three years.



Our late founder, Bert S. Turner, strongly believed in creating and sustaining partnerships with educational foundations. In the spirit of that philosophy, I am proud of our company’s financial donation to McNeese State University’s “First Choice” campaign. Our Southwest Louisiana operations are home to many McNeese State University alums—Geaux Pokes!

I am one of many Turner employees who are proud parents of McNeese graduates. It is support from companies like Turner Industries that assists McNeese in supplying the job-ready future workforce our area needs for continued success. Kirt Chaisson Vice President Lake Charles Operations

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Food Drives Turner Industries’ 2019 “Race to Restock

This year, in addition to the Turner office complex in

the Food Bank” yielded the largest amount

Pasadena, 19 sites in the Houston area participated

of food ever collected—121,349 lbs. Of this,

in the event—the largest number ever.

119,341 lbs. were delivered in three sea cans to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, making this the largest donation ever made by Turner Industries and its employees. Over 2,000 lbs. of food were also delivered to Second Harvest Food Bank in New Orleans. Together, the donations will serve 34 parishes in South Louisiana where our employees live and work. “At Turner Industries, we are fortunate to have the support of senior management when it comes to TEAM Turner™ and the efforts we put forth in our

“Our employees have certainly raised the bar with the food drive donations received this year. What started in 2014 with 700 pounds has grown into a substantial event that truly makes a difference in our communities. The 2019 food drive with 47,699 pounds is a true testament to our employees’ generosity, giving back to those less fortunate. A great effort by all. I am truly proud of our TEAM Turner,” said Vice President Mack Hayes.

communities. We are largely successful because of their continued support,” said Maintenance Manager

TEAM Turner members in Decatur, Alabama

Sherman Brown.

collected 17,000 items for “Barrels of Love,” a

The Pasadena office food drive wrapped up as the

Morgan County industry-sponsored non-perishable

most successful to date. 47,699 lbs. of food and


food drive which aims to help stock local food pantry

drinks—more than double the amount of last year’s

shelves to feed those in need.

drive—were delivered to the Pasadena Community

In Paris, Texas, employees participated in a “Change

Ministries Food Pantry, which serves families in

Challenge” benefiting the Downtown Food Pantry,

Pasadena, Deer Park and La Porte, Texas.

raising enough money to provide over 5,700 meals.


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Dragon Boat Race

For the seventh consecutive year, Turner Industries participated in CHRISTUS Ochsner Southwestern Louisiana Foundation’s annual Dragon Boat Race fundraiser at the Lake Charles Civic Center Seawall. There were 30 teams that competed in the race and a total of $145,000 raised through the event which benefits the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). Funds raised will help provide critical life-saving equipment for babies treated in the CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital Labor and Delivery Unit and NICU as well as help to fund CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital CMN commitments.



A total of $145,000 was raised through the event “We are so grateful for Turner Industries’

“This event showcases our lakefront

support of the Children’s Miracle Network.

and brings families out from all around.

They have joined us for our Dragon Boat

Over 5,000 people attend, watch the

Races every single year, since its inception

races, cook and enjoy the outdoors. The

eight years ago. Now with CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital added to our ministry, our pediatric needs have more than doubled. It is because of generous supporters like Turner Industries that we are able to make miracles happen right here in Southwest Louisiana.” Allison Schnake, CMN Director, CHRISTUS Ochsner Southwestern Louisiana Foundation

support of Turner Industries for eight years has allowed us to expand the Dragon Boat Race that now has over 30 teams that compete. We appreciate the work of Gregory P. Thibodeaux to organize Turner’s involvement.” Kay Barnett, Executive Director

of Development, CHRISTUS, Ochsner Southwestern Louisiana Foundation

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Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital As a long-time supporter of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Turner Industries had the opportunity to extend this support by assisting in the installation of Our Lady of the Lake’s new Children’s Hospital’s entranceway sculpture and sound artwork “Harmonic Grove.” The artwork, made by renowned artist Christopher Jenney, is an interactive light and sound canopy. This grand entrance to the hospital will include music, lights and sound effects inviting children and adults to “play” with the artwork. After the opening, members of the Team TurnerTM board were invited to visit the newly constructed campus. Turner employees were taken on a tour of its new facilities, learning the importance and amenities of the hospital. Each floor is themed to a specific Louisiana region, with unique color schemes and artwork designed with children and families in mind. The hospital will also feature an in-house St. Jude satellite campus and an outdoor healing garden area which will contain several playhouses and a wall with windows from the original Our Lady of the Lake campus. TEAM Turner plans to continue to support hospital efforts and is currently raising money to donate and assemble care packages for patients.



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Sleep in

Heavenly Peace Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) is a national organization that believes all children deserve a safe, comfortable place to lay their head and that a bed is a basic need for the proper physical, emotional and mental support that children need. The organization was founded in 2012 and has 200 chapters in 40 states.


“Ascend Cares� program to build beds for the Hartselle, Alabama Chapter of SHP. In the fall of 2019, around 200 volunteers got together and built 235 beds in five hours. Turner Industries also donated $2,500 for materials. The need for beds is high and the Hartselle chapter alone receives about five requests per week. In

For the last couple of years, Turner

2019, the SHP Hartselle chapter built and

employees have joined Ascend in their

delivered 750 beds.


In 2019, the SHP Hartselle chapter built and delivered 750 beds.

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School Supply Drives TEAM Turner™ members collected and delivered school supplies for schools all across the country, helping students prepare for their upcoming school year. Below are just a few examples. In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, TEAM Turner members participated in WBRZ’s “Stuff the Bus” project. TEAM Turner Board Member and West Baton Rouge Parish School Board Member Teri Bergeron spoke about the importance of these types of projects. “When children are excited about coming to school, they are more likely to succeed. When they are prepared and have the necessary tools like new school supplies, book sacks and uniforms it lifts a huge burden off struggling parents. It's our mission to see that every child succeeds and provide the tools for doing so!” TEAM Turner members at the OLIN site in Freeport, Texas held a successful school supply drive, raising an impressive $4,751.92. But they didn't stop there. To maximize the amount of school supplies they could purchase, 20 employees went shopping for the best deals, taking advantage of coupons and sales. Their hard work and shopping skills paid off, because with the $4,751.92 raised, they were able to donate school supplies worth $14,936.74 to the Brazosport Independent School District. Supplies were given to not only students, but also teachers and faculty. In Corpus Christi, Texas, employees raised enough money to allow Turner Industries to provide backpacks containing all required school supplies for children currently at The Ark, an assessment center and 24-hour emergency shelter for youth ages 1 - 17.



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in Schools TEAM TurnerTM members volunteer in

contest to motivate students and emphasize their

schools, both as board members and classroom

study of braille.

volunteers. Here are a few examples of what TEAM Turner members did last year:

In Decatur, Alabama, Turner employee Christian Mahers was recognized by Ascend Performance

As part of the National Association for Women

Materials for his involvement in the 2019 career

in Construction (NAWIC) “Block Kids” event,

day at Lexington Elementary. In Beaumont, Texas,

TEAM Turner volunteers assist and judge an

TEAM Turner members donated reading books to

event each year. Employees in Corpus Christi,

the entire fourth grade at Orangefield Elementary.

Texas participate in the annual “Dr. Seuss Day” designed to promote early childhoood education. In 2019, 52 volunteers from local businesses and organizations read to 900 students.

Turner Industries' Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Sylvester has been sharing his knowledge and expertise over the past couple of years, serving as a Junior Achievement Board Member, St.

Another annual event for TEAM Turner is the

Joseph’s Academy Finance Committee Member

Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired’s

and Louisiana Resource Center for Educators

“Braille Challenge.” The event is part of a national

(LRCE) Treasurer.

I am fortunate to work for a great company that believes in volunteerism and community support. I feel a similar sense of personal responsibility to act and get involved. James “Jimmy” P. Sylvester Chief Financial Officer

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Hahnville Equipment Facility Turner Industries opened a new 7,875-square-foot equipment facility in the fall of 2019. The facility sits on seven acres and houses a 5,000-square-foot shop space and 2,875-square-foot office. The Hahnville, Louisiana location was selected based on its proximity to the majority of our clients in the New Orleans region. The additional acreage surrounding the facility will increase our capacity to stage equipment, allowing Turner’s crane and rigging group to respond to client requests more quickly and more efficiently.

We are excited that the Turner family is continuing to invest in the company and have given us the opportunity to construct this new facility. This location will make it more efficient for us to service our clients in the region and allow our employees the opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art facility.

Jesse Morain Sr. Vice President of Crane, Rigging & Specialized Transportation



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Personnel Facility The slab has been poured for a new personnel facility at our office complex in Pasadena, Texas. This will be Turner’s third one-stop-shop hiring facility designed to make the hiring process as easy as possible for our new employees, while at the same time getting them to the job sites quicker. The facility is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2020. The new building is the brick-and-mortar counterpart to our proprietary state-of-the-art labor and requisitioning software, CraftTrax®, which is already utilized by all our personnel offices across the country.

We are excited to begin construction on our new personnel office in Pasadena. The one-stopshop model has proven to be very successful and having this facility in Pasadena will be a great benefit to our employees and clients in this area.

Russell Gauthreaux Vice President of Personnel

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$1,887,799,906 Total Payroll

$8,524,495 New Facility Investments

$526,136,480 Paid in Payroll Taxes

$792,887,084 Paid to Vendors

$16,332,219 Paid in Sales Taxes

$3,181,249 Paid in Property Taxes


Paid in Franchise Taxes

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Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) Three-time Construction Users Roundtable Workforce Development Award Winner

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At Turner Industries we invest heavily in the time and resources necessary to attract, train and retain a competent workforce. Our efforts are ongoing and far reaching. From supporting existing programs to exploring new solutions, we vow to always continue our efforts to support and attract the most important asset to us and our industry—people.

Stephen M. Toups

As the current Board Chairman for Louisiana’s Community and Technical Colleges System, I am committed to helping community and technical colleges align education with the real needs of employers. We also invest heavily in upskill and career advancement programs. By making major commitments to strategy, funding and instruction, both in-house and to our industry as

a whole, we will ensure our ability to bring the caliber of skilled

crafts people and management needed to make our clients successful.

Stephen “Stevie” M. Toups Turner Industries President



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Aligning Education & Employer Needs Turner Industries has, by necessity, always been on the leading edge of workforce development. President Stephen Toups has been a noteworthy supporter and a leader in making the Louisiana Community and Technical Colleges System’s (LCTCS) commitment of building the workforce of tomorrow a reality since he joined the Board of Supervisors in 2008. As part of the LCTCS Board’s strategic planning session in November, Toups, who is the current LCTCS board chairman, invited the board members and other educational leaders to tour the Turner Industries pipe fabrication facility in Port Allen, Louisiana. Collaborating with local business to create relevant, timely progress that addresses the needs of Louisiana employers is the means by which LCTCS gets the workforce of tomorrow trained. By businesses communicating their workforce needs to the LCTCS, together they can build customized training programs that result in employees to fill existing jobs. Increasing the skilled craft workforce has always been a goal of Turner Industries. Toups has worked tirelessly for years to align LCTCS with the needs of employers.

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GBRIA Workforce

Development Awards At the 2019 Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance (GBRIA) Annual Workforce Development Awards Banquet Turner Industries Group (TIG) and Turner Specialty Services (TSS) were recognized with contractor awards. TIG received the Award of Excellence for Division III General Construction and Maintenance. Turner is the only contractor that has received this award every year since its inception in 2007. TSS received the Award of Excellence for Division II Technical Support and has received this award every year since 2014. In addition to the Awards of Excellence, GBRIA also recognized the Best in Category for each division. TSS won Best in Category for Division II and TIG won Best in Category for Division III. Contractor awards were based on several criteria including, but not limited to: diversity, high school partnerships, community relationships, job fair attendance, participation (and chairing) local and national workforce committees, career paths, and training current employees (inhouse, through vendors, or via grants).


Our success is a testament to the commitment that management has in developing the future workforce and training and uplifting our current workforce.

Raymond Neck

Director of Workforce Development




2019 GBRIA Workforce Development Awards Turner Industries Group 2019 Division III Excellence Award Turner Specialty Services 2019 Division II Excellence Award

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Veterans At Turner Industries, we proudly

of recognition from Governor John Bel

employ veterans of the United States

Edwards acknowledging our dedication

Armed Forces and frequently recruit

and support of Louisiana veterans and

at veteran job fairs. In 2019, we also

their service to our country.

participated in ABC/CMEF’s “Ready for Industry” boot camps—one specifically geared towards veterans.

In addition, Turner Industries is a proud supporter and partner in Marathon Petroleum Catlettsburg, Kentucky’s annual

On Veterans Day 2019 Turner employees

Honor Flight. The Honor Flight Network

company-wide honored our veterans for

is a non-profit organization created solely

their commitment, their courage and their

to honor America’s veterans for their

sacrifices—remembering that freedom is

sacrifices. They transport our heroes to

not free.

Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at

Louisiana Secretary of Veterans Affairs

their memorials. Top priority is given to the

Colonel Joey Strickland visited the main

senior veterans, World War II survivors,

office in Baton Rouge and surprised Turner

along with other veterans who may be

Industries with an official statement

terminally ill.

With gratitude and respect—we thank you.



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Supporting Initiatives Nationwide As a company, Turner Industries supports over 75 workforce development initiatives nationwide. For over a decade, Turner Industries has been an integral part of Build Your Future (BYF), an initiative driven by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)—of which Turner President Stephen Toups is a current member of the board of trustees and incoming chair-elect. BYF aims to be the catalyst for recruiting the next generation of craft professionals. They provide a collaborative grassroots approach to construction workforce forecasting and development that includes recruitment, training, placement, retention and image-enhancement strategies. In 2019 Turner Industries participated in multiple BYF events sponsored by Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) across the Gulf South. In recent years, some of these events have embraced a new concept—similar to trade shows—where students visit with various contractors and learn more about our industry in an engaging environment. Contractors showed off their latest technology investments such as drones, robotics and remote-control equipment. Collectively, the events were attended by nearly 5,000 high school and college students across the Louisiana and Texas regions.

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Making an Impact Our workforce development initiatives begin in high school and vocational colleges and move into advanced skilled craft certification and professional development, creating the workforce of tomorrow. In addition to recruiting at high schools and colleges, at military bases and job fairs, and among non-traditional and underserved populations, Turner Industries’ Texas region works with and supports



Pasadena ISD, Career Technical Educational High School, San Jacinto College Center, Energy & Technology and numerous others. Additionally, we support Greater Houston Partnership, Upskill Houston and the Neighborhood Center’s ASPIRE program, providing mentors, instructors and resources. In 2019, Turner Industries was recognized with an Industry Impact Award by the Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation and Houston Business Roundtable for the company’s contributions to workforce development.



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Turner Industries Employees Recognized for Workforce Development Efforts In 2019, Turner Industries representatives received several awards for their contributions to workforce development in the Houston region by

John Golashesky Sr. Vice President

Construction & Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF) and the Houston Business Roundtable (HBR). Sr. Vice President for the Houston Region John Golashesky received a top award for his leadership role. HR Manager for the Houston Fabrication division Jill Hill received a Women of Workforce (WOW) award for her contributions to Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC)/CMEF. Workforce Development Manager for the Houston region Carla

Carla Thompson Workforce Development Manager

Thompson received the WOW award along with the ABC/CMEF Above and Beyond award. Additionally, Carla Thompson was awarded 2019 CMEF Volunteer of the Year by ABC for her efforts in educating the workforce of tomorrow. Carla has played multiple important roles in support of CMEF, is Board Chair of the PetroChemworks Training Subcommittee, representing CMEF/ABC, and is also a member of the ITC, ICC and CCYC committees, while also volunteering for several

Jill Hill HR Manager

events such as the Girls Construction Camp and the Construction Careers Expo annually. She is also an active guest speaker at CMEF’s sponsored colleges and high schools.

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Encouraging Women in Industry Turner Industries was a proud sponsor of the

station so participants could get a feel for what to expect

12th annual Women in Industry conference

in an interview. The event was attended by more than

held at Moody Garden Convention Center in

1,200 women, including over 500 high school students.

Galveston, Texas. The event, organized by Texas Gulf Coast Community Colleges’ Community College Petrochemical Initiative, aims to educate women about our industry and the career opportunities available. The one-day event is filled with motivation, success stories, career strategies and networking. Women got to listen to others speak about specific careers and what it takes to obtain a position in that field, hear from a panel of HR representatives about how to get hired, as well as receive college information regarding classes, financial aid, degrees and certifications. In addition to having an information booth, representatives from Turner organized a mock-interview



Turner also sponsored the Construction & Maintenance Foundation’s (CMEF) third annual Girls’ Construction Camp. The full-day event targets junior high girls preparing to transition into high school, giving them an introduction to construction careers, including handson experience and the opportunity to talk to women in our industry.

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Paving the Way for

Successful Careers Turner Industries opens its doors to high schools, vocational schools and universities on a regular basis, allowing students to experience our industry in real life—an important part of their education—but our workforce development efforts don’t stop there. We invest heavily in upskill programs and career advancement opportunities. Through grants and in-house initiatives, we continuously offer opportunities for our employees to grow. A flagship effort is our Voice of Leadership class held at multiple locations every year. This eleven-week training program, developed in house, allows employees to improve their leadership capabilities as well as enhance communication and problem-solving skills. Participating in the classes are high-potential employees representing all divisions: maintenance and turnarounds, construction, pipe and modular fabrication, and equipment and specialty services. We pride ourselves on the fact that the majority of our operational leadership is “homegrown.”

At Turner Industries we don’t offer jobs— we offer careers.

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W-2 Forms Issued in 2019


Peak Head Count


NCCER & NCCCO Certified Workers Employed


Visits to Recruiters


Visits to jointurner.com (Our Career Website)


Employees Craft Tested


Leadership Graduates

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