THE TOOLBOX OF THE 21ST CENTURY Utilizing Technology to Maximize Client Success PAGE 16 Meet Our New Chief Operating Officer David Franks - Page 22
Major Expansion Activities at ExxonMobil PPG Project - Page 10
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EDITORS Jason Broha, Marie Crespo and Corinne Bergeron
WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS Jason Apodaca, Corinne Bergeron, Gary Blacketter, Tammy Briscoe, Mark Brittain, Jason Broha, Jana Browning, Sherman Brown, Jay Courtney, Marie Crespo, Kent Dartez, Ricky Diggs, David Franks, Lori Garza, Terry Kenney, Jason McManus, Carmen Mesa Leon, Laura Meche, Jesse Morain, Emily Phelps, Colby Plaia, Paul Plauche, Michael Puma, David Raney, Lydale Roberts, Amy Rouse, Rondall Rucker, Joel Rushing, Sean Stanford, Mike Stirrat, Scott Tanley, Gregory Thibodeaux, Gary Truxillo
PHOTOGRAPHER Marie Crespo
LETTER FROM THE EDITORS
his year, 2019, marks the 100-year anniversary of the hard hat. It’s hard to
believe that something that seems so commonplace today was once a
technological marvel. To say a lot has changed over the past century in the industrial sector would be an understatement. Today our employees create and utilize devices and processes that would be considered science fiction in 1919. Like the hard hat and the innovations that preceded it, our digital ‘tools’ serve an important purpose: to make our clients’ jobsites safer, more reliable, and more productive.
This issue’s cover story highlights the offerings that make up Turner’s
DECIDE WITH DATA® software and services. You’ll read about the
GRAPHIC DESIGNER Scott Greci, Guru Design, LLC
benefits that Turner’s tablet applications, MobilOps® modules — and more — can deliver in the field. Today’s innovations will inevitably become tomorrow’s past, which is why Turner Industries will continue to explore and implement new solutions. You never know what the next hard hat will be.
IN THIS ISSUE ON THE COVER
MAJOR EXPANSION ACTIVITIES AT EXXONMOBIL PPG PROJECT
THE TOOLBOX OF THE 21ST CENTURY
MEET OUR NEW CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER DAVID FRANKS
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4 SAFETY FIRST 8 SAFE AND SOUND WEEK 10 PROJECTS AND SERVICES 16 THE TOOLBOX OF THE
Jason Broha, Marie Crespo & Corinne Bergeron
22 MEET OUR NEW CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER - DAVID FRANKS 24 EMPLOYEE PROFILE 25 GULF COAST INDUSTRY FORUM
26 BITS & BYTES
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27 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT 28 TEAM TURNER™ 30 UNITED WAY® 31 NEWS AND NOTES
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THE LATEST & GREATEST SAFETY UPDATES FROM AROUND THE COMPANY
Olin Alliance - St. Gabriel, Louisiana Olin Alliance - Plaquemine, Louisiana
Olin Alliance - Freeport, Texas
Olin Alliance - Charleston, Tennessee
Over Two Years and 285,000 Hours OSHA Recordable Free
The TSS Inspection and NDE Group has worked over 285,000 hours OSHA recordable free across Olin Alliance sites since awarded the contract on March 29, 2017.
BP - TEXAS CITY
FORMOSA PLASTICS - POINT COMFORT
4.5 Years and 500,000 Hours OSHA Recordable Free
Two Years and One Million Hours OSHA Recordable Free
Texas City, Texas - Turner employees at the BP facility in Texas City recently celebrated 4.5 years and 500,000 hours worked OSHA recordable free.
Point Comfort, Texas â€“ Turner employees at Formosa Plastics have worked two years and one million hours OSHA recordable free.
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Six Years OSHA Recordable Free Pasadena, Texas - Turner Industries’ Pasadena equipment group celebrated six years OSHA recordable free on June 20, 2019. During the six years, the group worked 933,270 hours. Thanks to all who worked hard to reach this milestone.
SYNGENTA - ST. GABRIEL
1.6 Million Hours Worked OSHA Recordable Free St. Gabriel, La. - Turner employees at Syngenta have worked 1.6 million hours OSHA recordable free. The achievement was celebrated with a seafood luncheon catered by Roberto’s. Turner Industries at Syngenta has also been re-certified as an OSHA VPP Site Star Participant. “On behalf of OSHA, I extend my congratulations and thanks to you and your employees for your commitment to excellence, VPP, and the principle of continuous improvement. I look forward to hearing about your future safety success,” said U.S. Department of Labor Acting Assistant Secretary Loren Sweatt.
EXXONMOBIL - BEAUMONT
Turner Industries Awarded GTBR Contractor Safety Award Beaumont, Texas - Turner Industries’ maintenance team at the ExxonMobil Beaumont Complex has been awarded the Golden Triangle Business Roundtable (GTBR) Annual Safety Award in the category of “Medium Maintenance.” The GTBR celebrated its 28th Annual Safety Awards in Beaumont, Texas, on August 20, 2019. Over 600 representatives of GTBR member companies from Southeast Texas area industries, along with construction and maintenance contractors, attended the event to celebrate the recipients of the safety awards. Awards are given for exemplary workplace safety performance during 2018.
TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS - CARVILLE
One Million+ Hours Worked OSHA Recordable Free Carville, La. - Turner employees at Total Petrochemicals and Refining have worked over one million OSHA recordable free hours as of June 5, 2019. The achievement was celebrated with a luncheon. FALL 2019 5
SHINTECH - PLAQUEMINE
Three Years and 1.1 Million Hours OSHA Recordable Free Plaquemine, La. - Turner employees at Shintech have worked three years and 1.5 million hours OSHA recordable free. Turner has had a presence at the site for twelve years and has received the Turner Industries Safety Achievement Award nine times and the Turner Corporate Safety Award twice.
Turner Industries Recognized by the Wood Group Corpus Christi, Texas - Turner Industries was recognized by the Wood Group for the quality and quantity of HSE Observation and Intervention cards completed by Turner employees on the Gulf Coast Growth Venture Project for the month of August. Pictured are Turner Industries’ Joey McWilliams, Wood Group Manager Jay Wilkinson, Turner Industries’ Hayden Moore, Turner Industries’ Roy Taylor, and Turner Industries’ Anthony Cruz.
Fall Protection Training Mobile, Ala. - On June 17, 2019, Donovan Scioneaux with Ritz Safety visited the Shell Mobile site to conduct fall protection training. The training included how to properly inspect and wear harnesses, as well as what to do in case of a fall. Scioneaux also conducted an inspection of all Turner fall protection equipment on site. “At Shell Mobile, safety is more than a priority; it is a way of life,” said Turner Site Manager David McAllister. 6 FALL 2019
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GCGV Safety Rodeo Portland, Texas - During the Gulf Coast Growth Venture’s (GCGV) Safety Rodeo, Turner craft personnel participated in a skit on heat stress which included information on how to use the company water log, maintain a proper diet while working in the heat, and be your brothers’ and sisters’ keepers by checking on their water consumption. They also discussed the importance of preparing the night before working, as well as recognizing and mitigating heat stress symptoms. The skit was performed in both English and Spanish.
Taking Proactive Steps to Eliminate Tripping Hazards Portland, Texas - Turner employees at the Gulf Coast Growth Venture came up with an innovative solution to eliminate tripping hazards while working around forklifts by constructing a forklift “shield” that can be placed over the forks while the forklift is not in use. The sides of the shield are angled and painted to increase visibility.
OxyChem Traffic and Distribution Group Receives Multiple Awards
Taft, Louisiana - OxyChem’s Traffic and Distribution Group recently received several awards for the safe handling of railcar shipments in 2018:
2018 Canadian National (CN) Railway Company Safe “Winning these awards was only possible through the team Handling Award The CN award recognizes companies efforts put forth by both OxyChem and Turner Industries that ship more than 100 tank cars of dangerous goods employees to maintain Taft’s railcars and safely ship without a single incident resulting in a non-accidental products each and every day,” said OxyChem Traffic and release during the entire year. In 2018, OxyChem safely Distribution Superintendent Jared Oubre. shipped more than 3,500 loaded tank cars with CN. “We would like to congratulate OxyChem for receiving these well-deserved awards. We are proud to be a part of this 2018 BNSF Railway Company Product Stewardship accomplishment and look forward being a part of many Award This award recognizes companies that ship more more,” said Turner Industries Site Manager Jay Courtney. than 400 tank cars of federally regulated hazardous material on the BNSF railroad network without a single incident resulting in a non-accidental release during the entire year. In 2018, OxyChem safely shipped more than 5,600 loaded tank cars on the BNSF railroad network. 2018 CSX Chemical Safety Excellence Award This award recognizes companies that ship more than 600 tank cars of federally regulated hazardous material over the CSX railroad without an incident resulting in a release. In 2018, OxyChem safely shipped more than 7,400 loaded tank cars on CSX railroads. FALL 2019 7
OSHA Safe and Sound Week 2019 Turner Industries employees from Florida to Idaho and everywhere in between participated in OSHA’s Safe and Sound Week August 12-18. Regional office locations held events where vendors showed off the latest and greatest in safety equipment and PPE. Jobsites held gate greets and toolbox meetings highlighting specific topics during the week. Safe and 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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SODA SPRINGS, ID
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Projects & Services
WHAT IT TAKES TO GET THE JOB DONE RIGHT
ExxonMobil Polyolefins PPG Project
urner Industries’ Construction Division has begun major expansion activ ities at t he Ex xonMobil Polyolefins plant in North Baton Rouge. This new construction project will add a second polypropylene unit to the site. The ExxonMobil Polypropylene Growth (PPG) Project is building a world scale Impact Copolymer (ICP) capable line that takes Chemical Grade Propylene (CGP) and converts it into polypropylene. Polypropylene is a versatile material that can help improve the safety and performance of everyday consumer products and
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help improve vehicle fuel efficiency when used to manufacture lighterweight auto parts. The site is familiar to some as Turner helped construct the first polypropylene unit some 20 years ago. The PPG project contract with Ex xonMobil is in partnership w ith Worley (formerly Jacobs Engineering). The partnership has allowed Turner a seat at the table in early engineering discussions and has improved efficiency throughout the design process. The three parties have focused preliminary efforts on constructibility and advanced work
packaging. Both aim to streamline work f low and accelerate the project schedule. Project construction activities are expected to conclude in May of 2021 and include approximately 146,000 feet of pipe, 13,000 cubic yards of concrete, 3,000 tons of steel, 394 pieces of equipment, and 720,000 feet of wire/cable. Turner has been on site since February, performing “early works” tasks that include establishing laydown yards and construction trailers, improving roads and parking lots, and erecting a site lunchroom and warehouse. TURNER INDUSTRIES Company Magazine
Projects & Services Over the course of the project, and vendors to achieve completion Turner expects to provide over of this new expansion. Anticipated one million hours in direct labor contract amounts to local vendors and peak manpower including and subcontractors could be as subcontractors is expected to reach much as $68 million. Just recently, close to 700 people. Turner is the Turner completed the tree clearing general contractor for the PPG project phase with the help of our Specialty and is self-performing all aspects Services group, resulting in over of civil, steel, equipment, pipe, and 1,500 cubic yards of mulch which electrical work. ExxonMobil, Turner was donated to BREC (the Recreation Industries, and Worley are excited and Park Commission of East to utilize our local subcontractors Baton Rouge Parish)—providing
a substantial cost savings to this local organization. Construction activities have really ramped up over the past three months. The project is now just over 2% complete and expectations are high to begin above ground work by the beginning of 2020. Our civil group recently completed the first major pour of the project pouring over 700 cubic yards at one time!
Turner Industries Awarded Mechanical Construction Contract for New INEOS Styrolution Plant Turner Industries has been awarded the mechanical “I am looking forward to offering our customers additional ASA construction contract for INEOS Styrolution’s new 100kt capacity, allowing for more flexible production of specialty capacity ASA (acrylonitrile styrene acrylate polymer) plant grades per their growing demand in the Americas. In addition, in Bayport, Texas. we will be able to produce more ABS in our existing plant The groundbreaking ceremony for the new project was in Mexico also serving the growing ABS market,” explains held August 8, 2019, and was attended by Turner Sr. Vice Alexander Glueck, President Americas. President John Golashesky, Turner Vice President of Business Development Scott Tanley, and Vice President of Estimating Kevin McQuade, CEO, INEOS Styrolution, comments: “We continue to follow a strong growth path to meet customer Tim Drake. Upon the start-up, scheduled for 2021, the new facility will unleash additional capacity of ABS polymers at the existing INEOS Styrolution Altamira plant in Mexico.
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Projects & Services Regenerator Head Section Delivered Safely to Client
arlier this year, Turner Industries’ specialized transportation group barged and unloaded an FCC regenerator head section from the Port of Catoosa, Oklahoma, to our modular fabrication yard in Port Allen, Louisiana. After a few months of storage, it was time to deliver the regenerator head section to the client, located north of Port Allen, Louisiana. The regenerator head section was loaded on our Goldhofer PST / SL E-8 + 8.6-meter drop deck section and our PST / SL E-8 Modular Transporter. The routing required passing through the Turner Industries pipe
fabrication facility as well as our painting facility in order to bypass the I-10 /Mississippi River Bridge ramp. Due to the size of the regenerator head section, the project required approximately one year to plan and obtain all local, state, and federal permits and approvals. Because of the extreme height of the haul, Turner contracted Entergy to permanently raise several high-voltage powerlines on the north side of Port Allen approximately eight feet by installing new utility poles. The delivery was completed incident-free and ahead of schedule.
PROJECT QUICK FACTS
Total Height: 25' Total Width: 23' 9" Total Length: 136' 4" Total Weight: 495,056 lbs. PROJECT PERSONNEL
Project Manager: John Adams Project Engineer: Christopher Benoit Permits and Logistics: Timothy Stagg Transport Supervisor: Seth Babineaux Goldhofer Technicians: Melvin Sibley & Trey Scarabin
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Turner Industries Excels During Annual Outage Turner Industries recently completed International Papers’ Pre-Coat Filter Replacement Project at their Orange, Texas facility. The eleven-day event was completed on time and on budget with zero OSHA recordables despite difficult conditions such as heavy rain “Turner Industries performed and excessive heat. Turner was awarded the project on extremely well during our recent June 4, 2019, with a start date annual shutdown, where they had of July 11, 2019. Since most one of the three largest construction materials have a 14-week projects. There were no significant lead time, this timeframe safety events, and the quality of eliminated all piping and work was excellent. They were often steel pre-work, thus all work used as the ‘good example’ in the had to be completed during the eleven-day timeframe. daily contractor safety meetings. The $1.5 million event only Best of all, their site management experienced a 10% scope team was very easy to work with growth and included full and actively helped to solve utilization of our turnaround installation issues when they arose,” group, crane and rigging said International Paper Project group, and the local capital improvement group. Manager David Welsh.
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Projects & Services Welcome Aboard! Turner Industries Expands Services and Adds 175 Employees at Dow’s Sabine Facility Turner Industries recently transitioned 175 employees at the Dow Chemical – Sabine River Operations facility in Orange, Texas. Turner has had a small presence at the site since 2018 but will now provide all general mechanical, instrumentation, electrical, and janitorial maintenance services.
“Turner is proud of our long-standing relationship with Dow Chemical, and we are looking forward to expanding our services at the Sabine facility. I am happy to say it was a very smooth transition. I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome aboard our new employees. We are glad to have you be a part of the Turner family,” said Turner Operations Manager Colby Plaia.
Nutrien Plant Management Tours Turner Facilities Baton Rouge, La. - Turner Industries recently hosted visitors from the Nutrien site in Geismar, Louisiana, taking them on a tour of our facilities as well as showcasing our latest technologies designed to improve safety, increase reliability, and reduce costs.
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Projects & Services $1 Billion Expansion
Project Near Completion Turner Industries’ Construction Division is nearing completion of the OSBL (Outside Battery Limits) X-Batt Project Expansion at the Bayer Plant in Luling, Louisiana. The total expansion, when completed, will cost $1B. To date, Turner’s scope on the OSBL project is nearly complete and is scheduled to finish in the fall of 2019. In addition to providing the construction services for the OSBL scope, Turner’s Equipment Division provided the lifting equipment, and our SIPA group provided the scaffolding.
PROJEC T Q UICK FAC T S
K E Y FIELD S TA FF
Over 130,000 LF of Piping Installed, Including 36,000 LF of High-Alloy
James “Jimbo” Courtney
Jeremy “Hook” Lanegrasse
Over 2,000 Tons of Structural Steel
Over 150 Pieces of Equipment Installed
15 Hydraulic Cranes Ranging from 15 to 100 Tons for Piping & Steel Installation
500 Ton Demag Crane Used
for Equipment Installation
Jean-Paul “JP” Chatategnier
Piping and Testing Supervisor
Project Controls Manager
Turner Industries adds Refractory and Fireproofing Services at Texas Client Site Turner Industries recently added refractory and fireproofing services at a Pasadena, Texas, client site to maximize contractor consolidation opportunities. “It fits right in line with our vision to provide a seamless ‘One Solution to Your Success’ to our clients,” said Turner Industries Site Manager Michael Stirrat. To date, our onsite refractory team has completed several successful projects. To further grow the group’s capabilities, Turner has purchased its first refractory/gunite rig, which has delivered additional cost savings to our client. FALL 2019 15
UTILIZING TECHNOLOGY TO MAXIMIZE CLIENT SUCCESS
or decades, the heavy industrial toolbox has held the same reliable items: wrenches, cutting tools, and screwdrivers, to name a few. Open a toolbox today, however, and you’ll find contents that are nearly unrecognizable. Inside are complex gadgets like robots, drones, and tablets loaded with software tailored specifically to the industrial marketplace.
United States, proving that bending one piece of pipe was stronger and safer than welding multiple pieces together. In 1994 the United States Senate awarded us a Productivity Award for WinPCS®, our proprietary project tracking software.
Utilizing technology, not for the sake of technology, but as a means to create tangible results in the form of increased employee safety, site reliability, and cost savings, is not an easy task. Any company can purchase an off-the-shelf software solution and claim “innovation.” Since the company’s founding in 1961, Turner Industries employees have created and pioneered innovative software and processes to deliver quality work in a safe, cost-effective manner.
Turner’s focus today is on digitizing the wealth of data generated by our employees and our clients’ jobsites. Our ever-evolving DECIDE WITH DATA® software and services portfolio offers a digital “toolbox” that can solve critical client productivity, reliability, and safety issues. “With proven results— like a 54% increase in productivity when using our dynamic, electronic JSA application, or a zero loss of tools using our Tool Tracker™ application—our solutions provide actual cost savings to our clients,” says Turner Industries President Stephen Toups.
In 1970 the company purchased its first mainframe, an IBM System/360, to run complex jobsite reports. In 1983 we pioneered induction bending in the
We know this next wave of technology is going to revolutionize our industry like never before. The question to answer is, how?
TURNER TABLET™ APPLICATIONS This flagship project aims to reduce the administrative burden on Turner’s frontline supervisors by digitizing their work processes with
intrinsically safe tablets. Taking traditional paper-based tasks such as a Job Safety Analysis (JSAs) or a timesheet to a digital platform allows us to automate workflows, improve safety, and increase productivity.
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JSAs THE ELECTRONIC WAY In high-exposure environments, where our workers are on the front lines, regulatory procedures must be followed to a T to ensure safety at the highest levels. That means filling out the proper JSAs to track and mitigate every project risk, which is a necessary but timeconsuming measure that can delay the start of actual work, or “time on tools.” The benefits of completing JSAs electronically vs. manually are many. First and foremost, the new approach improves safety through increased team interaction and knowledge retention. It also allows for greater employee
accountability, better analytics, and stronger data integrity. Our employees can start project work more quickly while also having a heightened sense of the project’s safety requirements and hazards. While the tablet application increases efficiency, it doesn’t cut corners. The electronic JSAs can be used to create a dynamic risk ranking that identifies the highest possible risks in real time. With hundreds of work orders in play on any given site each day, being able to pinpoint the areas in need of the greatest safety supervision is a massive advantage.
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From Paper to Pixels, Electronic Forms Equate to Productivity Gains In addition to our electronic JSAs, our digital forms application has a library of 65 forms and growing. The forms range from equipment inspections to general work processes, including timesheets. By moving from paper to pixels you not only increase productivity but save time spent driving across a jobsite for paper forms. Similar to the electronic JSAs, these digital forms can deliver increased efficiencies. Take time savings, for example. Completing a form on the tablet and submitting it on the spot is far quicker than filling out a form, getting in a truck, driving across the jobsite, dropping off the form, and driving back to the jobsite to begin work. “This technology will forever change the way we do business,” says Turner Industries Product Owner Lindsey Roussel. “It allows us to preemptively identify and address possible safety issues while at the same time achieving greater job efficiency. Increased safety and productivity—it doesn’t get much better than that.” The tablet applications are designed to be used in working environments where connectivity is low. The devices can be used to create reports on site, which can later be uploaded to a cloud-based database via Wi-Fi. It also eliminates the latency associated with data entry, making real-time analytics possible.
MobilOps® Software In addition to the tablet applications, Turner Industries offers another suite of tools that puts data to work, this time directly for our clients: MobilOps® Software. Consisting of twelve operational modules, MobilOps is Turner’s suite of proprietary software designed to manage clients’ process safety management (PSM) and regulatory compliance as well as improve reliability. It migrates paper processes and legacy data to the digital realm, making analytics, reports and decision making more accessible than ever before. MobilOps software is versatile enough to be customized to fit the client’s requirements. Need to identify operational risks with multiple evaluation matrices? MobilOps software can do that. Need to track equipment in real time? Yep, that too. Need to document rounds and readings in real time, capture institutional knowledge, or reassign work? Check, check and check.
Tool Tracker™ One of the most popular modules used by our clients is Tool Tracker. Using RFID sensors and scanning devices, the Tool Tracker module produces two positive results: Less-to-no lost tools and increase in time-on-tools. With the help of Tool Tracker, one client went from spending an average of $25,000 per turnaround on lost tools—down to nothing. Another client reduced their annual lost-tools expenses by $60,000.
Field Mobility with Rounds and Readings™ MobilOps’ Rounds and Readings application allows clients to take any maintenance, operations, or safety inspections, which are currently paper-based, and digitize them to take readings in the field on a mobile device—even if cellular or Wi-Fi coverage is not available. The data can then be sent via email to the appropriate parties, viewed on the web, or downloaded to another system for analysis and reporting. Examples of the application’s benefits are as varied as our clients. In one case, at a client chemical facility, a leaking seal on a compressor was discovered during a MobilOps round. Continued monitoring of the compressor, via the Rounds and Readings module, identified that the vibration was trending upwards, meaning the equipment was headed for a meltdown. Thanks to the data collected, the compressor was replaced before catastrophic failure occurred, avoiding a dangerous situation and a costly plant shutdown. The client saved over $350,000 by avoiding equipment failure.
“ This technology
will forever change the way we do business...”
Today’s innovations become tomorrow’s past With everything we’re developing and implementing in the field, the most exciting thing is what we can’t see quite yet. We’re just scratching the surface of all the benefits that this wave of data can provide. Whatever the future holds, Turner Industries plans on being at the forefront for decades to come—continuing to provide the best tools for our clients’ success.
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Our robust technology suite offers a wealth of solutions that can help our clients. Here’s our portfolio and how it delivers increased safety, reliability and productivity at every project we undertake.
DECIDE WITH DATA® Software & Services Turner Tablet™ Applications Uses a class of intrinsically safe tablets to automate workflows, improve safety, increase productivity and lower overhead costs. Eliminates the latency associated with data entry, making real-time analytics possible. Increases time on tools and foreman time with crews, streamlines communication and improves job planning.
MobilOps® Software In-house software modules that can take our clients from legacy paper-based tasks to a digitized, centralized database for plant processes. Generate the information needed to make data-driven decisions that save time and reduce costs. Helps prevent equipment failure, ensures OSHA compliance and migrates troves of data.
THE MODULES JSA Manager™ – Assess job task hazards and mitigate risks with control measures.
Procedure Manager™ – Improve audit scores and reduce effort in everyday content management.
Compliance Manager™ – Create and manage planned compliance tasks (one-offs and recurring).
SOC Builder™ – Build and maintain safe operating conditions (SOCs), consequences of deviation and corrective actions.
Action Manager™ – View and access action items from all MobilOps modules.
Incident Investigator™ – Report any incident, accident, injury or near miss and record findings and recommendations to closure.
Electronic Work Permitting™ – Create plantspecific, corporate-sanctioned permits.
Risk Matrix™ – Use multiple matrices to identify and manage operational risks.
LOTO Manager™ – Identify, control and document all steps for isolation of energy sources.
Rounds & Readings™ – Easily create unlimited rounds against any number of assets.
Tool Tracker™ – Track your tools and consumables across multiple tool rooms and/or cribs. Management of Change™ – Utilize a powerful system for change management compliance (MOC).
MAPS® Software Addresses and measures efficiency and productivity issues in the field. A true plant improvement system that ensures we are delivering the most value to our maintenance clients. It accomplishes this by tracking and highlighting non-productive time and inefficiencies, allowing for quick corrective action. MAPS allows Turner to identify the who, what, when, where and why of productive & non-productive time on any job site, providing our customers with the most cost-effective labor services possible.
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This proprietary industrial planning tool provides planners and project controls professionals a framework for accurately documenting the detailed objectives which must be accomplished for a project to be complete. Produces and archives job plans, calculates labor hours and dollars and uses an extensive database of factors to create schedules efficiently.
This proprietary software is used in the tracking of pipe and plate welding on projects – both construction and maintenance. The system is based around a weld log and associated tables that cover welders, weld procedures and pipe specifications. These combine to form a broad source of information on weld status, welder productivity, NDE frequency, etc., to supply site superintendents, managers and quality control inspectors with decision-making data.
PCS (Project Controls System) Offers one application for project planning of all typical disciplines. Easily tracks project percentage completion, hours worked, and dollar efficiencies. Can work in conjunction with other Turner applications such as Quickplan and WinTAKE, as well as EnterpriseOne and Primavea Project Planner.
Corrosion, erosion, and structural defects can be monitored by a wireless and non-destructive (WAND) hand-held reader, resulting in an A-scan reading and ultrasonic thickness measurement in a fraction of a second.
WinTAKE® Software Produces faster, more accurate bids on jobs. Solves incompatibility issues with ever-evolving operating systems by using touch-screen compatible digitizer input technology. Uses OCR technology to read data directly from isometric drawings. Exports estimate data to Excel, Quickplan and WinPCS.
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M&O Tickets (Maintained & Operated Tickets) Produces a quick and efficient method for collecting equipment M&O ticket information in the field and getting it to the appropriate office personnel. Generates data used to quickly process billing information so the client knows what is outstanding. Archives M&O tickets for historical purposes.
TRAM® Solutions The overarching umbrella under which TRAM® Software and TRAM® Services are offered. Identifies and quantifies cost risk associated with industrial projects and turnarounds. Can be easily customized for all client requirements.
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Our UAVs capture 4K HD video and use infrared cameras to detect cold spots and hot spots up to 550° C (1,022°F).
UAV Inspections Our inspection group utilizes unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, to perform high-risk aerial inspections and nondestructive examination in a time- and cost-efficient manner. Captures 4K HD video and uses infrared cameras to detect cold spots and hot spots up to 550° C (1,022°F).
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. Corrosion, erosion, and structural defects can then be monitored by a wireless and non-destructive (WAND) hand-held reader, resulting in an A-scan reading and ultrasonic thickness measurement in a fraction of a second. The system also allows users to collect reliable data for trend analysis. Turner Specialty Services (TSS)—in a partnership with TechnoFink— has exclusive distribution rights to Inductosense Corrosion Monitoring systems in the U.S.
Robotic Inspections In addition to our fleet of state-ofthe-art drones, we also utilize robotic crawlers, capable of performing both internal and external NDE inspections.
CraftTrax® Software Our multiple-award-winning web application designed to accelerate the hiring/rehiring process and give a comprehensive real-time view into each craftsperson’s status. CraftTrax gives management real-time data by job or geographical office location. By providing management immediate and accurate job status, this information can be presented to clients with the comprehensive information to plan for current workforce challenges. CraftTrax addresses staffing bottlenecks in a tight labor market. This gives us the ability to select from more than 260,000 skilled craft personnel to supply to our jobsites in a timely manner. Additional benefits include processing previous employees for rehire. This process is accelerated by adding the ability to auto-populate forms for review and signing, therefore expediting their arrival to the jobsite.
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MEET OUR NEW CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER-
As David Franks assumes his new role as Turner Industries’ Chief Operating Officer, we asked him to tell us a little about himself and his career with Turner Industries. He also shared his views on leadership and some advice on what it takes to succeed in life as well as in business.
How did you get your start at Turner Industries? Admittedly, my start at Turner Industries over 25 years ago was unplanned. Between my junior and senior years of college at Louisiana Tech, I participated in an engineering internship at Vista Chemical Company (now SASOL) and had received a contingent employment offer pending my graduation in May 1994. Three weeks before commencement, I received a notice that Vista had been bought out and all prior offers were rescinded. To my knowledge, I was the only mechanical engineer receiving a diploma who was now without a secured job—and without a single résumé in the market. I had some construction experience as an insulator helper from working short jobs during school breaks, so I called my previous employers and also a friend at church who worked for International Maintenance 22 FALL 2019
Corporation (IMC), which was a Turner Industries company. Thankfully, IMC called me in for an interview, but said if I wanted to work in my field I should look elsewhere, as they did not offer engineering services. Explaining my situation, I said I was willing to do almost anything until I could find a job with an owner as a project engineer. IMC hired me on June 4, 1994, to be a junior planner on a small cap job at the Merox Unit inside the Conoco Refinery in Westlake, LA. My job duties included digi-board pipe material take-offs with TAKE, tracking the job in PBR, and producing schedules with Open Plan. I was told the job would last about a month, but if I could be successful at this site I could probably make it anywhere. That was the beginning of my career at Turner Industries and I’ve been here ever since.
What is your leadership philosophy? While I don’t consider myself much of a philosopher, I’ll attempt to muster a summary. As an active leader, if my team is not performing to a reasonably capable level, I must first ask myself if the teammates have followed precisely and exactly to where they were led, or to where they were allowed to wander? When a team’s outcomes TURNER INDUSTRIES Company Magazine
are less than desirable, a direct leader must first ask and answer “where did I fail?” before critiquing the team’s attitudes and behaviors. I believe that teams who fail to reasonably achieve capable outcomes have been allowed to fail by leaders who have failed their teams.
What do you enjoy doing when you take off your Turner (work) hat?
rewards. Satisfaction of a job well done and gratitude for the ability to perform are just two examples of the non-monetary receipts of work. But, please don’t miss or skip the next step. 3) GIVE generously. Once blessed by the receipts of work, give a portion of those receipts to others in need. Where you choose to give is not as important as your attitude in choosing to give it cheerfully and freely. Cheerful and disciplined giving establishes the necessary resolve to do what’s next.
Truthfully, we never really take off our ‘work’ hat. We all represent our employer continuously as part of our various communities, groups, 4) SAVE for the drought that churches, clubs, and homes. When a team’s outcomes are less will come your way. Saving over However, when I do relax, than desirable, a direct leader time does two specific things it’s usually by picking up a shotgun and participating in must first ask and answer “where with two different purposes. sporting clays or wing shooting. One purpose is to have reserves did I fail?” before critiquing the Spending fall mornings in a in store when life’s hardships duck blind or afternoons in team’s attitudes and behaviors. come, but the other purpose a dove field with friends and is the freedom of allowing your family in the Sportsman’s Paradise is an experience money to work for you rather than the bondage of you truly appreciated in Louisiana for which I’m grateful. having to perpetually work for money. Both cause you to consider a long-term view. And lastly,
What is a piece of business or management advice you’ve received that has stuck with you?
5) SPEND the rest on what you want! Having done the prior things in their correct order, freely spend the rest on your needs, wants, plans, and desires.
Advice that’s wholesome to life is also good ‘business’ advice. What I’m suggesting here is grounded both When you envision the future for in the way I was raised and the examples of other influential leaders in my life. I believe this advice is as Turner Industries, what are some applicable to corporate life as it is to life in general. But of the things you see? know, it all starts with: I see us continuing to look for new ways to innovate and 1) WORK! I believe humankind was created to work. grow our opportunities while staying true to the vision Whatever work you take on, do it safely and to your best of our founder, the late Bert Turner. His vision has led us ability, as efficiently and quickly as possible. Do it fully— to where we are today. In our industry, the market comes finish completely what you begin—even the work that and goes, but if we stay true to our strong corporate is not your favorite task. Put succinctly—WORK HARD! values, continue the ‘family feel’ and atmosphere we Once you have set your mind to work, you will… enjoy here, and stay true to our definition of ROI which 2) RECEIVE or ‘earn’ the rewards of work. A laborer is is ‘Return on Integrity,’ I think we can continue our due their wage, but this is not solely about monetary success for years to come. FALL 2019 23
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armon Mesa Leon has been with Turner English other than a few basic phrases, colors and numbers. Knowing Industries for three years and currently works that mastering the English language would directly impact her success as a cost engineer for the Specialty Welding in America, Carmen hit the ground ready to learn. She started when Services Group (SWS) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. she first moved here and into her sister’s home. Carmen began her career with Turner in 2016 after “I asked that no one speak Spanish to me at home, so I was forced to moving to the United States from Cuba. With a communicate somehow!” She also watched TV shows and movies with love for numbers and their business applications, English subtitles. “Doing that has really helped me learn spelling and Carmen pursed a degree in economics, eventually grammar,” Carmen says. Today, her husband, Ryan Chauvin, is also her teaching at Havana University. Professorship unofficial language coach. “He is one of the people that helps me the runs in Carmen’s family. Her mother is currently most to speak English. He is always teaching me how to say new things.” a professor of economics at an Ecuadorian university, her father is a mathematics professor Carmen began her career at Turner assisting the benefits department in Bolivia, and her sister is a physics professor at during annual enrollment. Being bilingual, she became the department’s go-to translator, answering questions and assisting our SpanishLouisiana State University. speaking employees. Once open enrollment was complete, Carmen Teaching large groups of students advanced knew she wanted to keep working at Turner. With her economics degree economic theories in her native Spanish language in mind, she applied for a position in the accounting department and came naturally to Carmen, but moving to America started shortly after her job in benefits. posed a huge challenge. When Carmen arrived in the States, she could not speak or understand With her knowledge of numbers, Carmen has excelled in her accounting role and is proving to be a valuable part of the Turner team. During her relatively short period at Turner she has already managed to receive multiple position promotions, and she is excited to play a part in the company’s success. “I knew the first day I stepped into the lobby of the Baton Rouge office,” she states, “that this company is where I belong.”
What has been the most difficult thing about moving to the United States? Most people might think learning a new language was the hardest thing, but that was easy compared to learning how to drive. Because of the political climate in Cuba, not much progress has been made since the 1950’s and cars are almost non-existent. Nobody drives there, so coming here, where there are so many cars and people drive everywhere all the time, was quite an adjustment. I am happy to say I have finally adjusted and now feel comfortable driving. What is your favorite Louisiana food? Crawfish étouffée What do you miss most about Cuba? Afternoons by the ocean What do you enjoy most about working for Turner? Everything. The people, the environment, I feel like I have found my home here. 24 FALL 2019
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Economic Alliance Houston Port Region’s 10th Annual Gulf Coast Industry Forum Houston, Texas - The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region held its 10th Annual Gulf Coast Industry Forum conference in September. The two-day conference continues to remain a channel for planning, networking and observing present and future opportunities and potential pitfalls facing the Gulf Coast energy sector. Speakers from manufacturing, logistics and Texas leadership shared their experience and viewpoints in their respective areas with attendees. This event aims to positively leverage the resources, experience, and network here in the Houston Port Region to ensure the continued growth and prosperity of the region. Turner Industries sponsored a networking reception to close the first day of the conference. The reception was held at the recently completed San Jacinto College Center for Petrochemical, Energy, and Technology (CPET). College representatives provided tours of the new facility, showcasing the state-of-the-art classrooms, labs and amenities. San Jacinto College has served as the training leader for the petrochemical, energy, and technology workforce in the greater Houston area for more than 50 years. The CPET expands the College’s capabilities to develop and train the petrochemical industry’s current and future workforce. The 151,000-squarefoot instructional complex features a process training unit and space to house the process operations program, instrumentation, electrical, nondestructive testing, and craft trades. With four campuses located throughout East Harris County, San Jacinto College serves as a training hub to the largest petrochemical manufacturing complex in the United States and second largest in the world, with 90 industries and 130 plants. The College plays a vital role in helping the region maintain its status as the “Energy Capital of the World.” FALL 2019 25
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HOW WE USE TECHNOLOGY TO DRIVE CLIENT SUCCESS
Turner Industries Wins Sixth Constructech Vision Award Baton Rouge, La. - Turner Industries has been honored with a 2019 Constructech Vision for Safety Award for 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. The Constructech accolade is Turner’s sixth in a decade. “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,” said Stevie Toups, Turner Industries President. “By combining fieldready, intrinsically safe devices with customized, original software, Turner Tablet continues our tradition of providing innovative solutions to ensure our clients’ success.”
Information Technology Holds Live Demonstration of the Turner Tablet Time Entry Module Turner Industries’ software development group recently held a live demonstration of the “Time Entry” module, part of the Turner Tablet, at our pipe fabrication facility in Port Allen, Louisiana. The Time Entry application allows Turner to electronically capture time spent on each project or spool. The data collected is then utilized to gain advanced insight on craft-specific workhours throughout the entire fabrication process. Knowing the exact time it takes to complete each step of the fabrication process at various levels of granularity will allow us to improve efficiency, reduce overhead costs, and provide a more accurate estimate of cost and time for proposals. Users (fabricators, welders, tackers, and helpers) will scan their Turner ID badge along with the job information, instantly validating their information in E1, our business management software, and starting the time tracking process. In the near future, users will also be able to access the specific procedures tied to their jobs instead of having to retrieve them from binders with paper copies. In addition to users having the most up-to-date information, this eliminates the need for QA/QC to update binders manually across our facilities, saving time and money as well as ensuring accuracy. “We are excited to start implementing this module of the Turner Tablet across our fabrication facilities. It will enable us to provide better service to our clients,” said Turner Product Owner David Raney. 26 FALL 2019
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RECRUITING, TRAINING & RETAINING OUR MOST IMPORTANT ASSET—PEOPLE
High School Ag Program Lake Charles, La. – Turner Industries donated supplies to Turner-sponsored schools, Singer High School and Merryville High School. The donated items will be utilized during the regular school day and also at the schools’ nightly Associated Builders and
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Southeastern Louisiana University STEM Festival Hammond, La. – Turner Industries participated in the 2nd Annual Back-to-School STEM Festival at Southeastern Louisiana University. The event, sponsored by Southeastern College of Science and Technology, Northshore STEM Coalition, and the Collaborative Youth Education Alliance, is part of a state- and country-wide endeavor to connect students to the 21st century workforce. The mission of the STEM Festival is to improve STEM education as well as increase awareness of STEM opportunities in the community. These events provide STEM activities for families with children in high school, middle school, elementary, and pre-k, with additional information on college and careers for high school students. During the event, Turner Industries exhibited inspection drone equipment and a robotic crawler used for inspections in tight and inaccessible spaces and also provided educational and career information for the high school students. Information on maintenance, construction, piping, and modular project overviews was presented, as well as simplified examples of welding and non-destructive examination. Approximately 1,027 students and parents attended the festival this year. FALL 2019 27
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Turner Industries Provides Support to the Downtown Food Pantry Paris, Texas - Through a variety of fundraising efforts, Paris Pipe Fabrication donated a total of $1,442 to The Downtown Food Pantry, providing over 5,700 meals to their community.
Boys and Girls Club Summer Program Paris, Texas - TEAM Turner Board Members presented a check to the Boys and Girls Club for $616 to assist with costs for their summer program. Team Turner was able to help with various programs throughout the community with the money raised during bake sales held at the plant. Thank you to all employees who contributed!
Fall Blood Drive Beaumont, Texas - Turner employees participated in a Fall Blood Drive, donating 20 units to Life Share Blood Centers.
United Way ‘One Pot Throw Down’ Beaumont, Texas - TEAM Turner members participated in this year’s United Way’s Hometown Huddle, preparing a chicken and sausage gumbo for the competition.
TEAM Turner Tours New Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital Baton Rouge, La. - Members of the TEAM Turner board were invited to visit the newly constructed campus of Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. 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 also features 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. Turner Industries has participated in the funding and construction process of the hospital, donating the labor for the Harmonic Grove canopy construction. This grand entrance to the hospital will include music, lights, and sound effects. In the future, TEAM Turner has plans to continue to support hospital efforts and is currently raising money to donate and assemble care packages for patients.
Pictured are: Steve Malik, Liza Fontenot, Brian Williams, Chelsea Smith, Candace Griffin, Caroline Cook
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TEAM Turner™ Turner Industries Participates in Multiple School Supply Drives Baton Rouge and Port Allen, La. - TEAM Turner™ members participated in collecting and delivering school supplies for WBRZ’s “Stuff the Bus” project. This project aims to help students feel prepared for their upcoming school year. TEAM Turner board member and West Baton Rouge Parish School Board member Teri Bergeron spoke about the importance of projects such as Stuff the Bus. “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!”
‘Some Other Place’ Food Tasting Event Beaumont, Texas - Turner Industries, alongside community partners, served as this year’s food tasters, for a fundraising event benefiting ‘Some Other Place.’ Supporters of Some Other Place hosted booths and provided “tastings” of their favorite recipes to ticket holders. Some Other Place was founded in 1968 by the local religious community to help meet the unfulfilled emergency needs of the poor and “hurting” residents of the Beaumont community. All services are offered at no charge to recipients. The food tasting’s proceeds assist in funding all services provided by Some Other Place.
Freeport, Texas - TEAM Turner members at the Olin site recently finished up an amazing school supply drive. Through various fundraising efforts, employees raised $4,751.92, an impressive amount indeed. But they didn't stop there. To maximize the amount of school supplies they could purchase, twenty employees went shopping for the best deals, taking advantage of coupons and sales. Their hard work and shopping skills surely 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.
Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® Shoe Drive Pasadena, Texas - Employees from Turner Specialty Services and from the construction division aided in the Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® Houston Shoe Drive by fabricating a collection bin. Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® is the largest humanitarian aid project of Buckner International and provides new shoes and socks to orphans and children in need across the United States and abroad.
Corpus Christi, Texas - This year’s school supply drive was a perfect success, raising $791.91 and allowing Turner Industries to provide backpacks containing all required school supplies for children currently at The Ark. The Ark is an assessment center and 24-hour emergency shelter for youth ages 0-17. There are currently 14 children ranging from grades PK – 2nd grade. FALL 2019 29
2019 - 2020 Company Campaign Underway
uccess through innovation has remained a constant at Turner Industries since the very beginning. Running parallel with that has been a steadfast commitment to giving back to the communities that have helped the company sustain that success. Turner Industries has continuously remained a supporter of United Way because the programs they offer serve the largest number of people in the most communities where our employees live and work.
Each year Turner employees generously pledge dollars and time to support United Way programs that improve the quality of life of their communities. In 2018, Turner Industries and its employees pledged $1.9 million to over 200 United Way agencies nationwide. United Way works with 2.8 million volunteers and 9.8 million donors, providing individuals an opportunity to make a measurable difference in communities around the world.
United Way of Beaumont and North Jefferson County’s Board of Trustees
Beaumont, Texas - Turner Industries Business Development Representative Jason Apodaca will serve on the United Way of Beaumont and North Jefferson County’s Board of Trustees for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Jason will serve a three-year term with United Way.
Pictured are Turner Business Development Jason Apodaca and United Way of Beaumont and North Jefferson County CEO & President Karyn Husbands.
Turner Industries Recognized as 2018-19 Top 60 Most Generous Workplaces by United Way of Southeast Louisiana Turner Industries was recognized at United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s Annual Meeting as one of their 2018-19 Top 60 Most Generous Workplaces. “This accomplishment is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable distinctions in our region as more individuals seek out workplaces that foster a strong sense of social responsibility at the leadership level and among employees, allowing United Way to grow its impact at phenomenal rates,” said United Way of Southeast Louisiana Resource Development Manager Aaron Bryan. 30 FALL 2019
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News & Notes Corporate Announcements
First Choice Campaign
Mark Brittain has assumed the role of Turner Industries’ Executive Vice President, Construction Division. Mark, while temporarily remaining in the Lake Charles operations arena, has already begun to interface with our overall construction efforts, and we will see him geographically transition into the Baton Rouge office later this year. Mark has 30+ years of experience with Turner Industries and has successfully grown our business in the greater Southeast Texas Region.
Lake Charles, La. - Turner Industries is supporting McNeese 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 towards sustaining growth and self-sufficiency.
Mack Hayes has been promoted to Sr. Vice President over our existing and potential Texas work in the Maintenance and Turnaround Division. Mack will be instrumental in leading and coordinating our best efforts to continue to grow in the biggest market that we have. Clayton Jumonville has been promoted to Sr. Vice President over our efforts within the Baton Rouge Maintenance and Turnaround locations. Clayton has been leading this effort following the retirement of former Sr. Vice President of Maintenance and Turnarounds Phil Gauthreaux and will continue to share this responsibility with Sr. Vice President of Maintenance and Turnarounds Troy Bergeron.
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.
Turner Industries and Flint Hills Resources Celebrate Five Year Partnership Port Arthur, Texas - Turner Industries and Flint Hills Resources recently celebrated their partnership and the completion of four capital projects over a span of five years—the most recent one being the DCS Platform Civil Project. “I’m really pleased with the project. No safety incidents or problems, and overall the project went very smoothly,” said Flint Hills Resources Project Manager Sylvester Irving.
Phil M. Gauthreaux has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Maintenance & Turnarounds for the Freeport and Beaumont regions. Phil has served in several roles throughout his career for Turner Industries, and this promotion will enhance his capabilities in moving the Freeport and Beaumont regions toward our strategic growth goals. Kent Dartez has been promoted to Lake Charles Personnel Manager. Kent will be responsible for all personnel, recruiting, and workforce development matters in the Lake Charles region.
Pictured are Turner Industries and Flint Hills personnel from the DCS Platform Civil Project.
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News & Notes Marathon United Way Fishing Tournament and Gumbo Cook-off
Jambalaya Cook-offs in Support of United Way at Multiple Shell Jobsites
San Leon, Texas - Turner Industries participated in Marathon’s Annual United Way Fishing Tournament and Gumbo Cook-Off held at Top Water Grill. Turner provided participating fishing teams and prepared gumbo for the competition. One of Turner’s fishing teams was awarded first place in the heaviest inshore stringer category, and Turner Site Manager at Marathon GBR George Haynes took home first place for his redfish catch.
Geismar, Convent, and Port Allen, La. - Turner Industries participated in multiple United Way Jambalaya Cook-offs held at the Shell Convent, Criterion and Geismar jobsites. Turner employees participated by providing cooking teams and preparing jambalaya plates for purchase at each competition. All funds raised through the competitions benefited United Way.
DOW St. Charles Operations United Way Jambalaya Cook-off Hahnville, La. - Turner Specialty Services (TSS) and Turner Specialty Welding Services (SWS) participated in the DOW St. Charles Operations United Way Jambalaya Cook-off this year. The SWS team placed in the top five out of fortyeight participating teams.
DOW Sabine United Way Chili Cook-off Orange,Texas - Turner Industries participated in the Dow Sabine Chili Cook-off. Turner representatives from the Lake Charles and Beaumont offices helped prepare and serve chili to attendees.
Annual Equipment Safety Banquet Baton Rouge, La. - Each August, the Equipment Division holds an annual safety banquet to celebrate its safety achievements. This year they celebrated 6 years recordable free at the Pasadena Yard and 5 years recordable free at the Lake Charles and New Orleans yards. This banquet is also held to show appreciation to the division’s employees, as well as their spouses. In our industry, long hours of work are common, so it is important for us to show our appreciation not only to our employees but also to their families that help us reach these goals. The matriarch of Turner Industries, Sue Turner, graciously attended the event and expressed her appreciation for all the hard and safe work performed by our employees. 32 FALL 2019
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News & Notes Turner Industries Supports the Sulphur Police Department’s National Night Out Sulphur, La. - Turner Industries was a corporate sponsor for the City of Sulphur Police Department’s 2019 National Night Out. National Night Out is a community and police awareness-raising event held nationwide and aims to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. The guest speaker for the 2019 Sulphur event was Uncle Si from A&E’s popular television show Duck Dynasty.
2019 Marathon Corporate Golf Tournament Findlay, Ohio - Turner Industries was a sponsor of the 2019 Marathon Corporate Golf Tournament, providing food, beverages, and a participating team. Turner representatives from the corporate office and both the Marathon Garyville and Catlettsburg sites supported the tournament.
Ice Cream Social Beaumont, Texas - An ice cream social was held at both the Arkema and Dow jobsites as a thankyou to employees working onsite for their hard and safe work.
Celebrating Half a Century With Turner Baton Rouge, La. - John Guyban recently celebrated 50 years of service with Turner Industries. The milestone was celebrated with a luncheon at our equipment facility on Mason Avenue, where John works as a timekeeper. “We in the equipment group have been privileged to work with Mr. Guyban, who has demonstrated such loyalty to Turner Industries,” said Turner Crane, Rigging, & Specialized Transportation Vice President Jesse Morain. “In my 50 years I have met a lot of people who have become family, from Roland Toups on down! I have seen a lot of changes. A lot of people have come and gone. Through it all, I could not have asked for a better place to work,” said John Guyban. FALL 2019 33
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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 $2.7B in 2018 revenue, Engineering News-Record Sourcebook ranks Turner as the nation's top maintenance contractor in petroleum, and one of the top contractors in Texas and Louisiana. The company, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, employs 23,000+ and works across the United States.
SERVICE OFFERINGS CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT, RIGGING & SPECIALIZED TRANSPORTATION PIPE FABRICATION MODULAR FABRICATION MAINTENANCE & TURNAROUNDS SPECIALTY SERVICES
REGIONAL OFFICES TEXAS
Houston Corpus Christi Point Comfort Paris Beaumont Freeport
LOUISIANA Baton Rouge Geismar Lake Charles Monroe
Port Allen New Orleans LaPlace
ROLAND M. TOUPS Executive Chairman
THOMAS H. TURNER
STEPHEN M. TOUPS
DAVID J. FRANKS
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
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