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LETTER FROM THE EDITORS
hink back to the early ’80s for a minute—Ronald Reagan was President, the first commercial mobile phone (the Motorola DynaTAC) was about to hit the market, and MTV was actually playing music videos. It was around this time that Bert Turner decided to transform his small pipe fabrication shop into an independent business operation—International Piping Systems (IPS).
In the nearly four decades that have followed, IPS has evolved from one location in Port Allen, Louisiana with a few dozen employees, into Turner Industries’ Pipe Fabrication Division with multiple facilities and thousands of employees across the Gulf Coast. With over 850,000 square feet of fabrication space, Turner Industries has become the largest privately owned pipe fabricator in the United States. It's hard to wrap your head around the amount of work and effort it took to get to this point, so it’s surprising when you ask anyone who’s been in the division long enough “how this has been possible?” They will give you a short, simple answer: responding to and meeting clients’ expectations. In this issue, we invite you to explore our Pipe Fabrication Division, to read about the latest and greatest projects and safety achievements, TEAM Turner™, and our workforce development efforts. We also celebrate National Business Women’s Week® by highlighting one of our many successful women here at Turner, Director of Business Systems Amy Kling.
IN THIS ISSUE ON THE COVER
MAKING PIPE DREAMS A REALITY
MEET AMY KLING
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4 SAFETY FIRST 9 PROJECTS & SERVICES 13 TURNER DRONE TEAM WORKS WITH CRANE AND RIGGING GROUP
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THE LATEST & GREATEST SAFETY UPDATES FROM AROUND THE COMPANY
Fifteen Years OSHA Recordable Free Plaquemine, La. – Turner Specialty Services’ Inspection and NDE group at Dow Plaquemine has achieved 15 years recordable free. This is an outstanding accomplishment. The attention to detail the employees have when it comes to safety, quality, and productivity made this possible.
Six Years OSHA Recordable Free Eight Years OSHA Recordable Free Port Allen, La. – On May 5, 2018, the Turner maintenance crew at Shell Criterion achieved eight years of being OSHA incident and accident free (site record). This was celebrated at Shell Criterion with a pastalaya dinner for the entire site prepared by Turner. “Our maintenance crew may be small in size compared to other Turner sites within the organization, but our commitment to safety is not. This was not an easy task to achieve and could not have been accomplished without our Shell Criterion co-workers. We work side-by-side every day with the mind set of ‘ONE TEAM ONE GOAL’ and that goal is SAFETY. Safety starts from the moment our feet hit the floor, from the time we get behind the wheel of a car driving to work and through the tasks we perform throughout the day. It’s about being our brothers’, and sisters’ keeper. It’s having everyone going home safe each and every day. The whole team accomplished this milestone by ‘SEEING SOMETHING, SAYING SOMETHING.’ It all boils down to one of the key ingredients of the site’s safety culture and that is intervention. Also, we greatly appreciate the support and guidance of upper management, from both Turner and Criterion, especially in reinforcing such a major safety milestone. In addition, our extreme gratitude goes to the staff who prepared and served a fabulous luncheon,” said Turner On-Site Supervisor Randy Meche. The Turner management team at Shell Criterion includes: Alliance Manager Caleb Lovell; Project Manager Mike Fuller; Site Manager Larry Mustin and On-Site Supervisor Randy Meche.
Soda Springs, Idaho – On July 16th, Turner employees at the Itafos facility accomplished 6 years and over 400,000 workhours OSHA recordable free. Turner has been on site since 2007 and performs maintenance and small cap work. Once a year they perform a turnaround adding close to 75 employees to their roster.
Pictured above left to right are Casey Johnson, Terrence Mestez, Austin Wuttke, Trevor Parsons, Wyatt Talbot, Brandon Turner, Aaron Equsquiza, John Low, Braden Toomer, Mat Mendenhall, Cannon Hayes, and Jeff Blonsky.
Pictured left to right are Tye Holsten, Wyatt Lindsay, and Daniel Smith.
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Turner Employees at Simplot Rock Springs, Wyo. – Turner employees have been working at the Simplot site since 1991 providing maintenance, small cap work, and turnarounds. During the last 16 years, employees have worked over 1 million hours with only one OSHA recordable. “In addition to the nested work we do every day, we have
had 1,000+ employees work at the Itafos and Simplot sites over the years on ‘in-and-out’ type assignments. This type of success does not happen without a strong safety culture, and is a product of the commitment to excellence that our site leadership and workforce embrace in all they do,“ said Turner Maintenance Project Manager James Pino.
Wheel of Safety Garyville, La. – Turner employees at the Marathon facility have taken safety employee engagement and ownership to a new level. Marathon challenged a group of Turner laborers to improve safety meeting participation. In response, the group, led by Turner Labor Foreman Michelle Grayson, orchestrated a toolbox safety meeting based off the game Pictured are Turner Labor show “Wheel of Fortune,” and aptly named it “Wheel of Safety.” The Foreman Michelle Grayson, contestants, Turner vehicle shop employees, were given the category: Turner crew members Shandrekia Brown, and “PPE that must be worn when entering a unit.” Then each employee was Cynthia Poche along with given an opportunity to spin the wheel and pick a letter. The winning Marathon summer helper puzzle phrase was “EAR PLUGS,” which is currently a site focus item. J’La Swafford Coop. The group also demonstrated the correct method of inserting ear plugs and the use of ear muffs.
Turner Site Services Crew Selected Safe Crew of the Week Westlake, La. – Turner’s “Site Services” crew at the SASOL Mega Project was chosen as the “Safe Crew of the Week“ for the week of July 9-14, 2018. The site services crew consists of several different crafts who conduct a myriad of tasks each day. They consistently respond to requests from Turner, Fluor Technip Integrated (FTI) and SASOL during nights, weekends, and holidays. FTI nominated this group because of their positive attitude towards working safely each day no matter the circumstances. During the last three years, this crew has worked without incidents and believes that it’s due to their commitment to safety and to each other. These employees are constantly “getting caught” doing the right things for the right reasons and are experiencing positive results because of it. The crew was treated to lunch by FTI to recognize and honor their commitment to working safely each and every day! FALL 2018 5
Safety First Five Years OSHA Recordable Free Pasadena, Texas – The Pasadena Equipment Division has achieved five years recordable free, working 800,000 hours with 35 employees on their roster. Branch Manager of the Pasadena Yard, W.H. Berry said, “We believe the key to our success over the last five years was not only preaching, but also believing, in being your “brother’s keeper,” and having the commitment and understanding from our employees that they have the right to stop a job if they feel it is unsafe.”
VPP Recognition Baton Rouge, La. – At Turner Industries, many of our worksites are part of OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). The VPP promotes effective worksite-based safety and health. In the VPP, management, labor, and OSHA establish cooperative relationships at workplaces that have implemented a comprehensive safety and health management system. Approval as a VPP is OSHA’s official recognition of the outstanding efforts of employers and employees who have achieved exemplary occupational safety and health. Each year, Region VI (Alabama, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas), recognizes VPP sites with total recordable incident rates (TRIR) and days away/restricted/transferred (DART) case incident rates well below the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), national average. There are three award levels:
Ascend Performance Materials – Alvin, Texas ExxonMobil Plastics – Baton Rouge, Louisiana Syngenta Crop Protection – St. Gabriel, Louisiana Olin Chlor Alkali – St. Gabriel, Louisiana
Star Among Stars – Sites which TRIR and DART rates are both 50% below the BLS national average.
Rubicon – Geismar, Louisiana
Super Star Among Stars – Sites which TRIR and DART rates are both at least 75% below the BLS national average. Star of Excellence – Sites which TRIR and DART rates are both at least 90% below the BLS national average. Below are the Turner sites recognized by Region VI of the VPP program in 2018.
Star of Excellence
Star Among Stars
Olin Chlor Alkali
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I HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO At Turner Industries, the safety of our employees, our clients and their facilities is what is most important. Our Stop Work Authority program is an employee’s ‘authority and obligation’ to suspend a work task or group operation when it is perceived that an unsafe condition, act, error, omission, or lack of understanding exists. All employees are responsible for working safely. Every employee at Turner is encouraged and expected to take an active role in the promotion of incident prevention and has the responsibility to ensure that an unsafe condition or practice is avoided. Employees are encouraged to stop work when an unsafe condition, practice, or hazard has the potential to cause harm to people, the environment, the surrounding community, or Turner/client property. The employee should notify his or her supervisor of the unsafe condition, practice, or hazard. The employee shall control the hazard if possible without putting themselves at risk. If the hazard cannot be controlled safely, the employee shall prevent others from being exposed to or impacted by the hazard by:
STOP UNSAFE WORK!!! Employees who report a hazard or a concern will do so without fear of retaliation or reprimand. Employees at Turner Industries are given a Stop Work Authority card, which reminds them that all employees have the right to stop unsafe work, no matter their title or position. ***If your site needs more Stop Work Authority cards, please contact the safety department*** Here is a recent example of employees using their authority to stop unsafe work: Two Turner employees were assigned the task of replacing a rotary valve. As they began their walk-down filling out the Turner Lock, Tag, & Verify line break checklist, they noticed there was no Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) in place. The two employees stopped all work activity and notified operations to discuss their concerns. They explained to operations that all work that is to be done on process systems must follow the client’s and Turner’s LOTO policies and procedures. Operations re-assessed the job and
a) Barricading the area
identified a by-pass loop in the system to have positive pressure.
b) Locking/tagging the equipment out of service where appropriate
Operations locked out the inlet and outlet valves, drained and depressurized the bleeder line, allowing the job to be performed
c) Communicating the hazard to their supervisor.
and completed in a safe manner.
Shell Deer Park Stop Work Recognition Event Shell Deer Park held a Stop Work recognition event where contractor partners who were recognized as leaders were honored. Turner Industries had seven employees who were recognized as leaders at Shell Deer Park: Norris Harris, Brandon
Site management is proud of the courage these employees have displayed to intervene and not look the other way. The efforts and behaviors demonstrated by SWAT will help Turner continue on the journey toward ZERO INCIDENT PERFORMANCE.
Edwards, Dale Dowell, Joseph Edwards, Hipolito Tierrablanca, Paul Tierrablanca and Jesus Hinojosa. Honorees were presented with a certificate and attended a recognition lunch where Shell Deer Park General Manager Greg Willms and Safety/ER Manager Lucas Hilbrich represented the Stop Work Authority Team (SWAT). The event recognized the employees who have demonstrated the willingness to speak up, intervene, and make a difference. The Deer Park SWAT will continue to encourage other individuals to feel empowered with the authority to stop work and intervene on unsafe acts and conditions. Also, SWAT participated in an anonymous interactive survey during the event to gain valuable information around the Stop Work culture at Shell Deer Park. FALL 2018 7
Continuing our hand safety series, below are two scenarios depicting the dos and don’ts when it comes to working with flanges and machine-driven material handling.
DON’T expose your hands and fingers to pinch points.
DO always use a tool when working around pinch points.
DON’T Put your hand directly on the object you are handling. DON’T forget to communicate with your co-workers.
DO use an appropriate tool to move the object you are handling. DO communicate with your co-workers.
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Projects & Services
WHAT IT TAKES TO GET THE JOB DONE RIGHT
Turner Industries Receives ‘Best Project’ and ‘Excellence in Safety’ Awards from Engineering News-Record (ENR) Texas & Louisiana for Work on Tiger AO4 Project. The Shell Chemical Plant in Geismar, Louisiana is in the final stages of completing the Tiger AO4 project, making the facility the largest alpha olefins producer in the world. As the primary construction contractor, Turner Industries has played a crucial role in making this a reality. Engineering News-Record (ENR) Texas & Louisiana recently announced Turner as recipient of the “Excellence in Safety Award”
for our work on the Shell Tiger AO4 Project. Judges reviewed more than 60 entries, and considered many factors in their decisions, including a project’s overall safety program, OSHA recordable incident rate, lost time accident rate and total work hours on the job. ENR also announced Turner Industries as one of their 2018 Best Projects winners for the same project.
“I’ve never seen a project like this in my life,” said Roland Toups, chairman and CEO of Turner Industries. “Three out of four megaprojects fail due to being over budget or missed schedule. But Shell did everything correctly. Its team is organized, communicates across lines and is transparent. Turner is so grateful and privileged to work with Shell and to have been a part of this project.”
Turner Turnaround Receives High Score Turner’s turnaround services group has completed another successful event within the Shell Chemical system. The recent FCCU/alky turnaround at Shell’s Convent site was a total team effort, utilizing onsite resources as well as our sister services of industrial cleaning, bundle extraction, inspections, and crane and rigging. Turner employees worked 132,735 hours OSHA recordable free, a remarkable achievement, especially considering the amount of work done by employees suited out in bunker gear and full acid suits on a daily basis during the hot summer days of July. Quality was also world-class: 1534 welds with a 99.4% acceptance rate and a 100% acceptance rate on 439 QC packages. Like all turnarounds performed for Shell, it was given a score based on criteria set by Shell, including but not limited to: planning, performance management, and safety. This leak-free startup event received the highest score ever achieved for Turner at the Convent site, a testament to our commitment to excellence and a result of great teamwork. FALL 2018 9
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TURNER INDUSTRIES EXCELS AT MARATHON GALVESTON BAY REFINERY
isiting our Turner crew on a hot, humid summer morning at Marathon Petroleum’s Galveston Bay Refinery (GBR) in Texas City, Texas, we were greeted by Turner Site Manager George Haynes. He introduced us to his frontline leadership team, all dressed in matching Turner shirts and hats. “As a contractor, we are guests at this refinery, here to perform work. I want our clients to easily recognize Turner employees, knowing we are here for them. We wear our uniforms proudly,” said Haynes. Turner was awarded the maintenance contract at Marathon GBR in 2014, when Marathon acquired the facility. Because of the quality of work Turner has done for Marathon at their Louisiana and Kentucky locations, Marathon was confident Turner was the right contractor for the job. But it hasn’t been without its challenges. “As it sometimes happens when you enter a new facility, there is an adjustment period and we’ve had some things we’ve had to figure out. But Marathon knows what we are capable of and we appreciate their confidence in us,” said Haynes. “Not only has Turner proven to be the right maintenance contractor, we’ve expanded our services on site to include construction, capital projects, pipe fabrication and installation, and specialty services. Our primary goal is to make our client successful. As a site manager, I am fortunate to have all of Turner’s services and resources at my fingertips, making it possible for me to provide Marathon with pretty much anything they need.” However, Haynes stresses that providing services is only part of the reason Turner is successful. “Our most valuable resource is our employees. We have a great team here on site. Our Civil Superintendent, Tyler Ingram, has been on the site for over 20 years and has added valuable experience since day one. In addition to Tyler, other frontline supervisors come with years of industry experience and are from all over the world. For example, Project Controls Manager Eli Contreras is from El Salvador, Pipe Superintendent Vincent Gabriel is from the island of St. Lucia in the West Indies and QA/QC Manager Ranjithkumar Veerasamy is from India.” With the guiding hand of Site Safety Manager and decorated Marine Corps Veteran Victor Jimenez, the Turner crew on site has a stellar safety record with over 1.7 million hours worked with zero OSHA recordables, since the inception of the contract. Jimenez’ philosophy on safety includes face-to-face interactions, real world examples, and always keeping in mind the human element of any task. Jimenez is no stranger to dealing with dangerous tasks while keeping safety a top Contract Inception: 2014 Current Number of Employees: 369 priority. In 1991, Jimenez received a Bronze Turner Site Manager: George Haynes OSHA Recordable-Free Workhours: Star for manually breaching a mine field 1.7 Million during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait. Site Safety Manager: Victor Jimenez On receiving the Bronze Star Jimenez said, 2017 Presidents Safety “They sent us mine detectors to use, but no Services Performed: Maintenance, Excellence Award Recipient batteries. We just did what had to be done.” Construction, Capital Projects, Pipe And with the same attitude, Turner and Fabrication and Installation, and 2018 Corporate Safety Specialty Services Excellence Award Recipient its employees endeavor to do what has to be done to make our clients successful.
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Projects & Services Outstanding Performance at Phillips 66 Turner Industries prides itself on delivering excellence to our client. One recent example of this is the work currently performed at Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. In the second quarter of 2018, Turner employees completed 1,290 welds totaling 13,723 inches of weld with zero weld repairs or rejections. This accomplishment was achieved by a team which possesses great discipline and leadership, mastering both safety and quality. “The success of a team is based on establishing consistent sustainable goals and pulling together as one unit to overcome all obstacles. Thank you, Turner team at P66. Your efforts are second to none,” said Turner Industries Project Manager Charles Courtney.
New Master Services Agreement Lake Charles, La. – In addition to Turner’s ongoing LCCP Mega Project Construction efforts, effective July 1, 2018, Turner Industries and SASOL Chemicals (USA) LLC entered into a six-year Master Services Agreement for services at both their East (Legacy) and West (New) Plants incorporated within the vast Lake Charles Chemical Complex. Both parties affirm the consolidated services model enables the facility to maximize dual efficiencies and cost savings. This consolidated model incorporates heavy industrial services for: mechanical, instrumentation and electrical, turnarounds, small capital Pictured are Turner Vice President Kirt projects, scaffolding, insulation and Chaisson and Sasol North America Senior Vice President Mike Thomas. painting, general services, crane and rigging, specialty services and any other services as mutually agreed. “The parties mutually share the benefits of a consolidated model when performance is continually measured on safe work, competency, resource depth, and competitive value. Turner is pleased to further extend our 20+ year relationship with SASOL,” said Turner Executive Vice President of Lake Charles Operations David Franks.
Successful Transition On August 1, 2018, Turner was awarded the capital projects work at Shell Chemical Plant in Geismar, Louisiana. The transition was successfully completed on August 20th, and over 100 new employees joined the Turner team, which more than doubles our footprint at the site. The transition also resulted in the promotion of several employees within Turner to lead the new team. The smooth transition can only be accredited to great team work and support from all disciplines within our company. “We are very excited to be awarded this opportunity by one of Turner’s most valued customers and see the potential for additional growth. On behalf of the site leadership, I would like to welcome all our new employees on board and thank everyone for pulling together to make this transition a success,” said Turner Project Manager David Ducote.
Turner Industries Adds Soft Craft Crew at Shell Deer Park Deer Park, Texas – Turner Industries at Shell Deer Park recently completed the successful transition of 79 employees. The newly awarded soft craft work has grown Turner’s onsite footprint by 20 percent, allowing multiple employees the opportunity to enter new leadership roles and develop new skills. The newly transitioned employees have worked 11 years OSHA recordable free onsite and continue to drive Turner towards zero incident performance. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome all new employees aboard. FALL 2018 11
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THIRTY-SEVEN-YEAR OLD GERMAN GETS MAJOR FACELIFT In 1977, Turner Industries (then Nichols)
800 tons. Over the years, the TC 4000 has
invested in its first marvel of industrial
performed thousands of lifts. One of its
machinery—a 300-ton TC 1200 crane from
signature jobs was placing NASA’s Space
German manufacturer Demag. Nichols
Shuttle, Enterprise, on the back of a shuttle
executives favored the Demag cranes for
carrier aircraft—a modified Boeing 747—
their lifting capabilities in addition to
for transportation to the 1984 World’s Fair.
their road speed, which surpassed similar
“At that time, we had the only crane NASA
pieces of equipment in the area. “Back then,
felt could handle the shuttle,” said Turner
people were wondering what in the world
Executive Vice President of Equipment,
could weigh 300 tons that anybody would
Rigging and Specialized Transportation
want to lift,” said Executive Vice President
Mike Morain. The TC 4000 crane has been
Stephen Toups. The giant Demag was the
an integral part of the heavy industrial
first of many pieces of equipment bought
market expansion in the south over the
thanks to Bert Turner’s forward-looking
past three and a half decades, assisting
approach and his faith in the industry.
clients with difficult tasks, building the
Today, contractors are asked to perform
industry that fuels America.
lifts well over 300 tons and in 1981, Turner
Recently, the TC 4000 underwent an
acquired its largest crane to date, a Demag
extensive rebuild. The lower unit has been
TC 4000 with a lifting capacity of up to
completely refurbished and updated. The
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operator station has been replaced and updated with an a/c unit and ergonomic seating and controls. It has a brand-new computer system and a pneumatic pinning system has been installed for the boom heel section. During the upgrade, several German engineers from Demag have been working alongside Turner employees at our equipment yard in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Because of language barriers, communication sometimes required the use of a Google language application. However, all work has been completed and nothing was lost in translation. The updated TC 4000 has passed all tests and due to its high lifting capacity, while still being economical to transport, and quick to assemble, it already has multiple jobs lined up.
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Turner Drone Team Works with Crane and Rigging Group to Complete Sky-High Project In late August, Turner Industries crane and rigging group was contacted by a chemical facility for guidance on recovering a velocity ring that had been dislodged and expelled from one of their flare tips. During the group’s first site visit, it was discovered that the velocity ring was resting on the top deck right next to the site’s 200 ft. tall operating flares. These unique circumstances warranted a collaboration with Turner Specialty Services’ (TSS) NDE & inspections group to help further assess the situation and develop a safe lift plan. The TSS thermography team was able to determine that the flares were operating at 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit, which eliminated the use of our standard rigging hardware, which is rated for use only up to 1,000 degrees. In addition, TSS’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle group (UAV) used their DJIM210, with a 30x optical zoom camera attached, to provide a 360-degree view of exactly how the ring was positioned on the deck. The rigging crew used the drone images and heat info to draw up a custom cantilever beam that would recover the ring and bring it to the ground while keeping the crane’s boom tip a safe distance from the flare. The drone images also enabled the plant to determine exactly where the ring became dislodged so they could begin to correctly reduce the flare temperatures for recovery day. Once the cantilever beam drawings were finalized by our rigging engineers, the equipment yard welding shop built, tested, and certified the beam within ten hours. At the same time the 500 Ton Liebherr hydraulic crane was assembled onsite with 253' of luffing jib to lift the newly fabricated cantilever beam. When it was go-time for recovery, a TSS thermographer was onsite monitoring the flare temperatures while two licensed UAV pilots flew drones to survey the lift. This assistance allowed the crane operator and rigging supervisor to monitor what was happening in real time, watching the drone footage on an iPad as the lift was made. In just under five days after the initial call, the ring was recovered from the flare deck and, on the first try, set safely on the ground. This one-of-a-kind project and unique Turner collaboration is a prime example that there is nothing we cannot accomplish when we work together.
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MAKING PIPE DREAMS
A REALITY A
s the largest privately owned pipe fabricator in the country, Turner Industries offers turnkey solutions that provide a one-stop shop for your pipe fabrication needs. We’ve grown by meeting client
demand at every turn and constantly emphasizing innovation. We pioneered induction bending in the United States, and our digital, real-time tracking process continues to set the standard in our industry.
After more than 55 years in the industry and decades of achievement in pipe fabrication, we still strive to exceed client expectations. In the early days of Turner, when it was still Nichols, pipe fabrication was performed internally to support maintenance and construction activities but had not been offered as a service to clients in any substantial way prior to 1983. That was the year Bert Turner founded International Piping Systems (IPS) and relocated the company’s pipe fabrication facility to its current location in Port Allen, Louisiana. Turner Chairman and CEO Roland Toups says the founding of IPS was a prime example of Bert betting on the future. Only nine spools were fabricated in the first month of business but his faith in the business was a driving force to keep going. IPS went on to revolutionize the pipe fabrication industry by replacing 1.5-diameter elbows with induction bends. The new method—explained by a young German engineer at BASF— proved that bending pipe with heat or hydraulic pressure results in greater strength and reduced production time compared to welding joints together. IPS went on to purchase two state-of-the-art pipe bending machines manufactured by Cojafex of The Netherlands, a PB 12 capable of bending pipe up to 12 inches in diameter and a PB 850 capable of bending pipe up to 850 millimeters (34 inches in diameter). The Port Allen facility has since upgraded to two PB 16’s capable of bending pipe up to 16 inches in diameter and has modified the PB 850 to bend pipe up to 36 inches in diameter. The new process proved successful and allowed IPS to expand its fabrication business once it penetrated the power generation and refining industries. Today, Turner operates five fabrication facilities in three states capable of fabricating and delivering pipe spools and modules anywhere in the world. Employees include welders, fabricators, inspectors, quality control personnel, engineers and project managers. “Turner has been able to successfully create a fabrication business centered around meeting customer needs with integrity. Our industryleading safety performance is one way our success is measured. I am proud to have my name associated with such a great company and family of employees. For the future, we will continue to adjust our business model as we compete in a global economy.” – Executive Vice President Warren Landry. 14 FALL 2018
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Strategically Located to Best Serve Our Clients With five strategically located facilities and over 850,000 square feet of shop space, we have the capability of producing 19,000 spools per month. And with access to deep water, interstate, and rail, Turner Industries can deliver anywhere in the world.
Year Established: 1998 • Fabrication • 140
Stamps “NPT,” “NA” and “NS”
Fabrication Bays Totaling 350,000 SQ. FT.
8,000 Spools Per Month
• Blasting • 100
Year Established: 2007 • 28
Stamps “S”, “U” and “R”
SQ. FT. Climate-
SQ. FT. Under Crane Hook
Stamps “S”, “U” and “R”
Pasadena, Texas Year Established: 2004 • 12
Acre Fabrication Facility on 20+ Acre Site with Other Turner Divisions
Fabrication Bays Totaling 75,000 SQ. FT.
• Capacity: • ASME
2,500 Spools per Month
Stamps “S”, “U” and “R”
Corpus Christi, Texas Year Established: 2009 • 50
Acre Site Shared with Other Turner Divisions
Stamps “S”, “U” and “R”
Port Allen, Louisiana
Year Established: 1983
Acres Total for Pipe Fabrication & Painting Facilities
6,500 Spools Per Month
Stamps “S”, “U” and “R”
South Facility •6
Fabrication Bays Totaling 150,750 SQ. FT.
Fabrication Bays Totaling 50,000 SQ. FT.
Paint Yard • 60,000
SQ. FT. Climate Controlled Painting Facility
SQ. FT. Coatings Building with 3 Million BTU Heater
415 Yard • 35
Acre Modular Fabrication Yard
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PROCESS Our technology-driven pipe fabrication process offers all our services under one roof. From engineering to delivery, our goal is to have every spool completed on time and on budget. Each step of the project is planned meticulously, down to the last weld.
ENGINEERING Our in-house engineers and drafters bring client pipe spools from the computer to the shop floor by using SmartPlant Spoolgen and AutoCAD in conjunction with all leading 3D plant design systems, including but not limited to: Intergraph 3D, PDS, CADWorks, Bentley Autoplant, Plantspace and Aveva PDMS.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT Every single job is assigned a project manager and project engineer, no matter the orderâ€™s size, to ensure it receives the level of care it needs. Each project is electronically tracked by a delivery date via internet status reporting.
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PROCUREMENT With extensive domestic and international purchasing capabilities, our in-house procurement teams work to find the highest quality materials for all projects. Our facilities hold approximately $6-7 million of carbon and stainless-steel inventory.
PRODUCTION Turner’s full range of automatic, semi-automatic and manual pipe fabrication capabilities include welding, bending, coating and everything in between. With over 850,000 square feet of shop space, our 24/7 operation offers not just conventional pipe fabrication, but heat induction and cold bending, structural steel fabrication, heater tube component fabrication and modular fabrication.
QUALITY MANAGEMENT Our ASME-code-certified fabrication shops, in-house testing methods and tracking processes ensure quality in all our work. All five locations across the Gulf South hold ASME “S”, “U” and “R” stamps. Our Paris, Texas facility holds nuclear code stamps “NPT,” “NA” and “NS.” The quality program is also compliant with 10CFR 50 appendix B and NQA-1.
PAINTING & BLASTING Our fully equipped, climate-controlled facilities offer every painting and blasting service needed to protect pipe. NACE certified inspectors make sure all coating jobs are performed to meet client specifications. Coating services include: fabricated and straight run pipe, structural steel, vessel and equipment, fusion bonded epoxy, fireproofing, specialty blasting, tank linings, ID pipe blasting and coating, chemical cleaning and thermal spray.
DELIVERY Shipments by means of flatbed trailers, open top containers or barges can safely deliver pipe spools to any location in the world. For more information please visit
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Meet Amy Kling Director of Business Systems For the past 90 years, the third week of October has been celebrated as National Business Women's Week, dedicated to recognizing women in business. In this issue, we are highlighting one of Turner's many successful women, Director of Business Systems Amy Kling.
my has been with Turner Industries for 20 years and has recently taken over the role of Director of Business Systems. Amy began working for Turner as an intern in the accounting department’s billing group in 1998, immediately after graduating from high school. She continued working as an intern while attending Louisiana State University for three and a half years. Upon completion of her Information Systems and Decision Sciences (ISDS) degree, Amy was offered a full-time position in Turner’s Information Technology (IT) training group. This position taught Amy a great deal more about Turner’s custom applications, which are built in-house. She continued in this role for four years, transitioning into the business systems group, working mostly with JD Edwards World. Within the business systems group, Amy has held many roles: business systems analyst, senior business systems analyst, business systems supervisor, and manager of business systems, all leading up to her current position as director of business systems. During her tenure with Turner, Amy has been a part of many software projects and expansions. One in particular stands second to none, the successful upgrade of JD Edwards World to EnterpriseOne (E1), the newest generation of Oracle business tools. This companywide upgrade was a huge undertaking preceded by months of precise planning and testing to ensure a smooth “go-live” event, which took place in December of 2017. “It was a long project that required great effort not just from IT but from all of Turner. It showed how successful we can be when we all work together as a team. All of IT, along with the JD Edwards users, came together and made it happen. It tested many of us, forcing us to learn new things and break out of our comfort zones. But in the end, it was a success and we are all better because of it.” Being at the pivotal place with technology we are at today, Amy is optimistic for the future of Turner and the many accomplishments to be made in the upcoming year with mobile apps, dashboards and automations. “The thing I find most satisfying about my job is that every day I am given the opportunity to help improve business processes in all areas of Turner and to increase efficiencies while saving time and money. There’s a different challenge every day and I feel we have a great group of people who work together as one awesome team towards a common goal.” When not at work, Amy spends time with her husband Ben and their three children, Brooklyn (12), Addie (10), and Colton (9) enjoying the outdoors. 20 SPRING 2018
What is your motto or personal mantra? Tomorrow is another day. Sounds simple, but it reminds me that we don’t have to live in the past. Start each day by forgetting what bad things happened yesterday. Whatever mistakes or setbacks have happened, you get the entire next day, and the rest of your life to deal with them and continue making yourself a better person.
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New Office Under Construction at 415 Modular Yard
Turner Industries to Open New Equipment Facility Turner Industries is building a new equipment facility in Hahnville, Louisiana. The new 7,875-square-foot facility will sit on seven acres and will consist of 5,000 square feet of shop space and 2,875 square feet of office space. The Hahnville 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 efficiently. Once the facility opens in the Spring of 2019, Turner will relocate the 45 employees currently working out of the New Orleans area location on Jefferson Highway, in Jefferson, Louisiana, with the possibility of hiring additional personnel. “We do foresee an increase in personnel at the new facility to support the development of new client relationships. In fact, there is potential for a new Turner personnel building to be established in support of the New Orleans region,” said Turner Executive Vice President of Equipment, Rigging and Specialized Transportation Mike Morain.
The slab is poured and construction is under way at Turner Industries’ 415 modular yard in Port Allen, LA. When built, the 415 modular yard operations office will serve as the yard staff’s office and meeting hub. The 4,200-square-foot building will also house workspaces for clients overseeing their module projects. Construction is on schedule to be completed by the end of this year.
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Turner Industries’ 2018-19 United Way Campaign United Way has continuously remained Turner Industries’ main philanthropic focus because the programs they offer serve the largest number of people in the most communities where our employees live and work. United Way is committed to improving lives by tackling societal problems that most people do not speak about or cannot solve. They search for these problems in an effort to create meaningful community solutions around the world, measuring their success by the number of lives they have improved.
Michelle Hardy Awarded Employee Campaign Coordinator of the Year
Today, United Way works with 2.8 million volunteers and 9.8 million
For her 2017 campaign efforts, Turner Industries’ Corporate
donors, providing individuals an opportunity to make a measurable
Resource Manager Michelle Hardy was named Employee
difference in communities around the world. They strive to help
Campaign Coordinator of the Year by Capital Area United
those who possess community interests find ways to contribute
Way for the second consecutive year. She has also been
their time and talents toward community-change efforts, support
elected to serve on the Capital Area United Way Board of
service programs and advocate public-policy changes. There are 1,200
Directors as Resource Development Chair Elect. During
local United Way offices throughout the country bringing together
the 2018 Capital Area United Way Annual Meeting, Turner
charitable organizations to fundraise and support communities.
was awarded the Campaign of Excellence award for the
In 2017, Turner Industries and its employees pledged $1.9 million
2017- 2018 campaign year.
to over 200 United Way agencies nationwide. During this year’s kickoff, Capital Area United Way CEO George Bell shared information about the important support United Way provides our communities, thanking Turner and its employees for their contributions. Baton Rouge Food Bank Senior Vice President of Development and Philanthropy, Charlene Guarisco Montelaro, also gave a presentation showing how important United Way is to their organization.
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Workforce Development Turner Industries Supports Summer Welding Camp Lake Charles, La. – Turner Industries and Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Lake Charles, Pelican Chapter partnered with the Beauregard Parish School Board to interview 32 high school candidates for a 4-week summer welding camp held at Singer High School. There were only 16 available spots, so in addition to being interviewed, candidates were required to create a resume, fill out a mock application, and be currently enrolled in the ABC welding program. Once the camp began, the students were graded not only on their welding skills, but also time, attendance, and attitude. An AWS inspector was brought in from New Orleans to grade and inspect their final welds. “It has been an amazing experience to watch these young individuals work so hard to build their future,” said Turner Training and Development Manager Kent Dartez.
RECRUITING, TRAINING & RETAINING OUR MOST IMPORTANT ASSET – PEOPLE
Career Education Scotlandville, La. – For the past five years, representatives from Turner Specialty Services (TSS) have been a part of a fast-paced career education event for teens, aimed at ages 12-18, that takes place at the Scotlandville Library each summer. In the spirit of “speed dating,” the first hour of the event is fast paced. Teen participants pick a professional to talk to and line up at the appropriate table as they come in—first come, first served. Once the event begins, organizers call “time” every five minutes, and the teens shift one spot down the line. The second hour is a “mixer”—more like a traditional career fair where teens get a chance to talk to anyone they missed in the first hour. “Around 50 or more teens attend each year. We have seen several of the same teens participate each year until they have graduated. It is a privilege to present TSS as a career path to the teens and is quite interesting to hear some of their aspirations due to the broad age differences,” said TSS Operations Manager Sean Stanford.
‘Ready for Industry’ Boot Camp Pasadena, Texas – Turner Industries participated in Associated Builders and Contractors and the Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation (ABC/CMEF) Industrial Contractor Committee’s first “Ready for Industry” Boot Camp. The three-and-a-half-day boot camp was created to assist individuals seeking a pathway to the industry. Class sessions were held each day providing information on the requirements necessary for success in the industry. Turner hosted a session covering industry expectations of an industrial helper. Other sessions offered discussed the following topics: expectations of industry, tool demonstration and verifications, fire watch, hole watch and signal training. Soft skills such as financial management, resume writing, and a discussion on how to get and keep a job were covered during the camp. A “Ready for Industry” Job Fair was also held where participants could meet other industry leaders and discuss career options. During the final day of boot camp, participants were given a tour of the Kuraray Septon Plant located in Pasadena, Texas by Kuraray and Turner Management. This boot camp’s trial run proved to be so successful the ABC/CMEF Industrial Committee plans to offer two more additional boot camps in the future. FALL 2018 23
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TEAM Turner Spirit Award Created in Honor of Randy Rebowe Baton Rouge, La. –The 2018 Race to Restock the Food Bank yielded close to 75,000 pounds of food benefitting the Baton Rouge Food Bank and Second Harvest in New Orleans. In honor of Turner Senior Vice President of Corporate Estimating & Proposals Randy Rebowe, who passed away suddenly this summer, a Race to Restock the Food Bank Spirit Award has been created. Randy’s passion for the Food Bank project inspired project leaders Sherman Brown, Kristy Elias and Renee Jenkins to create “The Randy Rebowe Spirit Award.” Each year, the award will be given to an individual who shares the same passion for the project as Randy did, someone who is generous, has faith-in-the-cause, is dedicated, supportive and is actively involved in the project. The 2018 Randy Rebowe Spirit Award was awarded posthumously
Accepting the award on behalf of the Rebowe family was Randy’s sister, Linda Gauthier, pictured above with Turner Chairman and CEO Roland Toups.
to Randy Rebowe.
Paris Texas Food Drive
School Supply Drive
Paris, Texas – Through various fundraising efforts held at the pipe fabrication facility, Turner and its employees were able to make a generous donation to The Downtown Food Pantry. With the donation, The Downtown Food Pantry will be able to provide 11,000 fresh, healthy meals to the hungry in their community.
Willis, Texas – Turner employees at the Entergy Lewis Creek Plant participated in a school supply drive benefitting the A.R. Turner Elementary School. School supplies along with a $200 check were donated to the school.
Pictured are TEAM Turner™ members Doug McCullen, Cathy Berger, Valerie Vanderburg, Sharon Barnes, Dawn Csaszar and Trey Glascock, along with Alicia Jallah, Executive Director of The Downtown Food Pantry.
Pictured left to right are: James Sweeten, Turner; Nolan Frederick, Entergy Lewis Creek; Cindy Adkison, School Counselor; Cameron Wilder, School Principal; Stephen Adkison, Entergy Lewis Creek and Shannon Hennigan, School Assistant Principal.
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Houston Area Food Drive Pasadena, Texas – Turner employees in the Houston area have completed their fifth and most successful food drive to date with 21,654 pounds of food collected.
Houston Area Food Drive Results
5 YEAR OVERVIEW
2018 – 21,654 lbs. 2017 – 20,687 lbs. 2016 – 16,842 lbs. 2015 – 1800 lbs. 2014 – 700 lbs.
Cancer Services’ Camp Climb Baton Rouge, La. – Turner Industries participated in Cancer Services’ fifth Camp Climb. The free, week-long camp hosted 23 children who have a parent or guardian with cancer. The camp’s mission is to provide a fun, educational camp experience by hosting activities and outings such as: laser tag, arcade games, and a trip to BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo. Campers also received assistance with developing coping and emotional skills to help them process their parent or guardian’s diagnosis.
Blood Drives Pasadena, Texas – The Pasadena office complex recently held its 37th blood drive, collecting 18 units of blood benefitting the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. One unit of blood has the power to save three lives. Since 2002, Turner employees in the Houston area have donated 830 units, possibly saving 2,490 lives.
Baton Rouge, La. – The Baton Rouge Main Office also held a blood drive to benefit Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.
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TEAMTurner First Day Helpers Baton Rouge, La. – TEAM Turner members volunteered as “First Day Helpers” at Dufrocq elementary school, helping children off the bus and showing them to their classroom on their first day of school. First Day Helpers is a city-wide event organized by Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS), which Turner has been a part of for many years.
National Wig-Out Day Port Allen, La. – For the second consecutive year, Turner Industries’ Port Allen pipe fabrication group participated in National Wig-Out Day, raising awareness and donations for cancer support. Turner’s Corporate office also participated for the cause, offering a jean pass for purchase. Collectively both locations raised a total of $1,184.86. The donations were given to Cancer Services of Baton Rouge to purchase new wigs for children and adults with cancer.
Turner Employees Build Wheelchair Ramp Decatur, Ala. – Pictured are TEAM Turner members who participated in Decatur’s United Way “Day of Caring,” building a wheelchair ramp for a citizen in need.
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News & Notes Employees Receive AED Training Pasadena, Texas – Employees at Turner’s Pasadena office complex are currently receiving AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training. The training is mandatory for all employees working at the office complex. When training is complete, 150 employees will have gone through the training. The office has been outfitted with AEDs for a couple of years, but only a few employees were trained on how to use them. This training will ensure that all employees are familiar with the equipment should an emergency situation arise. The training instructor is Pasadena Police Department's Detective Jason E. Mitchell, Regional Intelligence Officer/Swat Operator/Medic.
Turner Completes Special Project for the City of Paris Paris, Texas – Turner’s pipe fabrication facility recently completed a special project for the City of Paris, fabricating three sets of 8-foottall letters spelling out the word “Paris.” However, the place where the “I” would be is empty. The sets of letters are going to be placed out around town, offering people a photo opportunity, posing as the “I” in the word “Paris.” Pictured are Adrian Booker and Bryan Tucker who participated in the project.
Sue Turner Retires from National Register of Historic Places Review Committee After 41 years of service as a member of the National Register’s Review Committee, Mrs. Sue Turner, wife of our founder the late Bert Turner, has made the decision to retire. The National Register of Historic Places holds the nation's official list of significant historic properties. Each state has a historic preservation office, which is responsible for nominating buildings, sites, districts, etc. to the Register. As a member of Louisiana’s review committee, Mrs. Turner has had the honor of contributing for many years to the state’s cultural and historical preservation.
The Art of the Move Baton Rouge, La. – Turner Industries’ crane and rigging group recently moved renowned Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrovic’s bronze “Cain and Abel” to its new location in the Bert S. Turner Family Atrium of the Louisiana Art and Science Museum.
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News & Notes GBRIA 2018 Craft Workforce Development Awards Baton Rouge, La. – Turner Industries Group and Turner Specialty Services received the Craft Workforce Development Excellence Award General Construction & Maintenance Division in their respective categories during the 2018 Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance (GBRIA) 2018 Craft Workforce Development Awards ceremony. This marks the 12th consecutive year Turner Industries Group has received this award. Turner Specialty Services also received the Craft Workforce Development Best of Division II Award. Accepting on behalf of Turner Industries were Training Manager Raymond Neck, Learning and Development Manager Elizabeth Beckham, and Workforce Development Coordinator Bryan Gerace.
Turner Industries’ Director of Benefits Dan Burke Adds New Responsibilities Turner Industries’ Director of Benefits Dan Burke has been named to the Executive Committee for the Louisiana Governor’s “Taking Aim at Cancer” initiative. The objective of the initiative is to improve cancer outcomes in Louisiana by expanding residents’ access to cancer prevention, screening and standard of care treatment. Dan has also been elected to the Board of Directors for the Houston Business Coalition on Health (HBCH). HBCH is a non-profit 501C(3) organization formed in 2013 in an effort to combine the former Houston Wellness Association and Houston Business Group on Health. It is an employer-centric organization that allows for the sharing of evidence-based strategies and practices to assist employers with healthcare and benefits.
Economic Alliance Houston Port Region Board Pasadena, Texas – Turner Industries’ Senior Vice President of Construction John Golashesky has been elected to a seat on the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region board. The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region is a regional Economic Development Corporation whose mission is to create a lively regional economy and a sought-after region for employers and their employees. The elected board consists of members invested at the Corporate Level or higher who demonstrate commitment to the mission of the organization. 28 FALL 2018
Daikin America United Way Golf Tournament Decatur, Ala. – Turner Industries participated as a gold sponsor of Daikin America’s annual United Way Golf Tournament. The event in total raised $313,000 for Morgan County United Way Chapter.
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News & Notes Turner Field Engineer Jermaine Martin Inducted to McNeese Football Hall of Fame Lake Charles, La. – Turner Industries’ Field Engineer Jermaine Martin has recently been inducted into McNeese State University’s Football Hall of Fame and has also been selected as a member of the 75th All Anniversary Team. During his time at McNeese, the Cowboys won conference titles in 2001 and 2002 and played for the 2002 national championship game. He led his team in receiving for the ’01 and ’02 seasons with 45 catches, ending his career with 160 catches for 2,636 receiving yards. He earned all-conference honors and was named McNeese offensive MVP in 2000, 2001 and 2002, which made him one of only two players to earn the award three times. Off the field, Jermaine works as a field engineer for Turner Industries and is currently working on the Sasol Mega/Ziegler Unit Project in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Annual Maintenance and Reliability Symposium Houston, Texas – Representatives from Turner Industries attended the 2018 Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals’ (SMRP) annual Maintenance and Reliability Symposium. The event focused on delivering relevant education in the areas of business management, manufacturing process reliability, equipment reliability, people skills and work management. SMRP is an international organization of over 3000 members worldwide. The Houston Chapter was formed in 2004 and has continued to grow with affiliated members from across the Gulf Coast region. Turner Vice President of Fabrication Sales Scott Tanley currently serves as the treasurer for the Houston Chapter.
Westlake Chemical’s Family Fun Day Lake Charles, La. – Turner Industries participated in Westlake Chemical’s Family Fun Day, which was held at Mallard Cove Golf Course. The annual golf tournament raises funds for the Up4Downs organization of Southwest Louisiana, assisting families with Down Syndrome challenges. This year’s tournament was a huge success with 36 participating teams in the daylong event.
Labor Day Picnic Beaumont, Texas –Turner Industries’ Beaumont office hosted a picnic for employees in honor of Labor Day. Food and beverages were served during the workday with a special appearance by Mitch Templeton, running for 172nd District Judge, Jefferson County Texas.
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A n nua l En rol l ment November 5 - 16, 2018 is the
window in which you may make changes to your benefit plans for 2019.
Employees who are smoke-free must answer the smoking question during the annual enrollment period to receive the non-smoker medical rate*. The question is located online at www.tigbenefits.com. *Medical plan participants must re-qualify each year for the non-smoker rate. Be sure to complete the enrollment by November 16th.
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urner Industries provides a single solution in heavy industrial construction, maintenance, turnaround, pipe and module fabrication, equipment, rigging and specialized transportation, and associated specialty services. With $2.49B in 2017 revenue, Engineering News-Record Sourcebook ranks Turner the number one industrial maintenance contractor in the United States, and one of the top contractors in Texas and Louisiana. The company, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, employs 20,000+ and works across the United States.
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