Turner Industries Company Magazine Summer 2022

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Navigating the World Safely– at Work and Beyond




Jason Broha, Marie Crespo, Corinne Bergeron, Terry Kenney, and Andrew White


Jason Apodaca, Ryan Beeson, Corinne Bergeron, Jason Broha, Elizabeth Clay, Marie Crespo, Andre Gautreaux, Bryan Gerace, Michelle Hardy, Kelly Howard, Edward Hymel, Brandon Joslin, Terry Kenney, Kevin B. Landry, Rodney Landry, Colby Plaia, Carla Thompson, Jimmy Watkins, and Andrew White

Our Summer 2022 issue focuses on the importance of navigating the world safely — at work and beyond. This means addressing the safety hazards that come from inside and outside the gates. At Turner Industries, it’s crucial we continue to provide our employees with the right knowledge, tools, and guidance when it comes to safety. We must ensure that our employees’ attention to safety is always louder than the noise.

Behind the Cover:


Jason Broha


Scott Greci

IN THIS ISSUE Safety First


Projects and Services


Setting the PACE with Turner Tablet Applications™


Cover Story: Louder Than the Noise


Employee Profile: Ryan Espey


TSS Demo Days


Bits and Bytes


Workforce Development


TEAM Turner™


News & Notes


Mark Your Calendar


1) We set up an in-studio photoshoot with Safety Manager Ryan Espey and outfitted him in Turner gear and used lighting to highlight half of his face; 2) After isolating the subject (Ryan), we then added in several lifestyle photos into the negative space— while blending the imagery for seamless transitions; 3) Finally, overlaying typography, logos, and adding a subtle cloud background gives us the aspirational, safety-focused composition you see on this issue’s cover.








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The Latest & Greatest Safety Updates From Around the Company

Turner Industries Invited to Shell’s Global Contractor Safety Leadership Meeting Turner Industries CEO Stephen Toups recently attended Shell’s Annual Global Contractor Safety Leadership (CSL) group meeting at the Shell Moerdijk Chemical Plant in the Netherlands. The CSL group was formed by Shell in 2014 to improve collaboration with its major contractors and to drive the Goal Zero ambition based on trusting relationships. The group includes 20 leaders of Shell’s largest partner suppliers around the world. During the 2022 meeting, the group covered and openly discussed five topics: human performance as a mindset, worker welfare, care for people and mental health, digital ways of working, and safety in the energy transition.

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One Million Hours OSHA Recordable Free Deer Park, Texas – Turner Industries employees at the Pemex and Shell site have completed one million workhours OSHA recordable free.

One Year OSHA Recordable Free Baton Rouge, La. – Turner Specialty Services’ scaffolding, insulation, painting and abatement (SIPA) group at Dow’s Louisiana operations has worked one year OSHA recordable free.

15 Years OSHA Recordable Free Deer Park, Texas – Turner employees at Westlake Epoxy recently celebrated 15 years OSHA recordable free.

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Turner Industries Awarded by HBR and HASC Houston, Texas – Turner Industries was awarded silver in the “general contractor large” category at the Houston Business Roundtable (HBR) and Health and Safety Council’s (HASC’s) 35th Annual Houston Safety Excellence Awards. Turner was nominated for this award by Marathon, Oxy, and Kuraray.

Brazosport Safety Council

Pictured left to right are Turner Industries’ Mike Campos, Michael Gill, Jasmine Gaona, Kayla Viehland, Ryan Beeson, and Ben Martinez.

Brazoria County, Texas – Turner Industries was recently invited by the Brazoria County Petrochemical Council (BCPC) to share a presentation at its “Stop the Drop Symposium.” The presentation prompted discussions among the various industrial groups who attended the symposium regarding dropped objects, protective measures to counter risk, and methods on how to prevent dropped objects.

Turner Industries Recognized with Gold Award for Safety Performance Baton Rouge, La. – Turner Specialty Services’ industrial cleaning and dock operations groups at ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge, Louisiana, facility were recognized with a gold award for their 2021 safety performance. The award recognized Turner for its site safety program and the completion of 2021 OSHA recordable free. To date, both Turner Specialty Services groups have worked a combined 2.2 million hours and 11 years without a recordable injury. 6 SUMMER 2022

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Safety Appreciation Celebration at Marathon Catlettsburg Catlettsburg, Kentucky – Turner Industries hosted a safety appreciation dinner for its employees at Marathon’s Catlettsburg Refinery. Turner employees have also engaged in Marathon’s behavior-based safety (BBS) audit program, already earning several BBS awards.

2022 Health and Safety Council Tailgate Extravaganza Pasadena, Texas – Turner Industries supported this year’s Health and Safety Council (HASC) Tailgate Extravaganza. The single-day event offers networking and entertainment for vendors, fellow contractors and clients in the Houston Ship Channel region. Participating contractors were asked to decorate and host a booth that corresponded with the event’s theme: “Flashback to the ’90s.” Turner’s booth was inspired by the set of “Friends,” the popular TV show. SUMMER 2022 7


What It Takes to Get the Job Done Right

Turner Industries Enters Completion Phase at ExxonMobil PPG

As the second half of 2022 ramps up, Turner’s construction team at the ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Polyolefins plant has shifted its focus to the completion of the Polypropylene Growth Project (PPG). Currently at 90-percent complete, this expansion is approximately four years in the making, and despite an unprecedented number of challenges — the COVID-19 pandemic, market volatility and multiple hurricanes — PPG is on track for a late 2022 start-up. Turner Site Manager Scott “Butcher” Murray has led the charge for the construction team since day one. From site support to technical execution, a Turner workforce of almost 600 self-performed 2.5 million hours of work and provided support for site prep, civil, structural, equipment, piping, electrical and instrumentation services. Together with the scaffolding, insulation, painting, and abatement (SIPA) group, the construction team brought significant efficiencies to the project.

“It is evident human performance is the leading force of safety performance when it comes to PPG,” Murray said. “It has been the driving factor since implementation, and we have seen the direct correlation since. Working as a team across the project has been a focal initiative since day one. This, combined with human performance, is the key to success for a project of this magnitude.” Since 2018, Turner has worked with Worley and ExxonMobil to execute one of the largest projects in ExxonMobil’s Global Projects portfolio. The project recently received the 2021 ExxonMobil Global Projects President’s Safety, Security, Health and Environment (SSH&E) Award from ExxonMobil Global Projects President Jon Gibbs. It was the only project that received this award in North America. 8 SUMMER 2022

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Turner Industries Repairs Turbine for City of New Orleans Turner Industries recently completed a small outage with the Sewerage & Water Board (S&WB) of New Orleans. S&WB of New Orleans Mechanical Engineer Michael Genova contacted Turner’s Specialized Welding Services, which was tasked with welding a large crack on the exhaust diffuser cone for the Unit 6 turbine. These turbines power New Orleans’ surface water drainage system and electricity to the city’s drinking water and sewage treatment systems. Working in conjunction with S&WB of New Orleans and General Electric, Turner was able to complete the repair in two days, and it was the company’s first job with the City of New Orleans.

“Turner did an awesome job,” Genova said. “Thanks to Turner for getting this project done in a professional manner.”

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Turner Completes Several Small Cap Projects at Shell’s Houston Lubricants Plant Turner Industries recently completed multiple capital projects at Shell’s Houston Lubricants Plant in Galena Park, Texas. During the course of these projects, the small cap group executing the work provided a turnkey solution using Turner’s many different service lines. Turner’s small cap group installed new foundations and tank farms, erected structural steel, installed piping and equipment, and managed multiple subcontractors. Turner’s fabrication group successfully fabricated all piping and structural steel using both the Pasadena, Texas, and Decatur, Alabama, shops. Turner Specialty Services performed all NDE from PAUT, PT, and RT. Turner’s crane and rigging group supplied multiple cranes, operators, and riggers to set new tanks, structural steel, and other equipment. Scaffolding, insulation, painting, and abatement (SIPA) services also played a role to coat the piping and install insulation on the new piping. Given the different scopes on these projects, Turner utilized many different crafts, which included boilermakers, carpenters, crane operators, equipment operators, fire watch, helpers, insulators, iron workers, painters, pipefitters, riggers, and welders.

P R O J E C T Q U I C K FA C T S The projects included new foundations, steel structures, and piping systems.

• 43,204 Hours Worked • Zero OSHA Recordables • 3,000 Linear Feet

of Piping Installed

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• 503 Field Welds

(100% Acceptance Rate) • 1,400 Cubic Yards

of Concrete

• 52 Tons of Structural

Steel Erected

• 20 New Tanks Set

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PROJECT LIST & DESCRIPTION Header Modification • Installed new piping headers, pumps, and tanks that all tied into an existing piping system for increased capacity. All piping coated, heat traced, and insulated by Turner’s SIPA services. Managed I&E subcontractor who installed power and control to new piping and system equipment.

Vessel Retrofit • Demolished old piping and rerouted new piping system to the vessel for increased capacity. Managed I&E subcontractor who installed power and control to new piping and system equipment.

Tank Farm Foundation and Structure - 1 • Phase 1 – Demoed existing foundation and installed concrete tank farm with multiple tank foundations and structural steel pedestals.

Tank Farm Foundation - 2 • Removed existing foundation to install tank farm with additional tank foundations. • Set new tanks in place for future piping projects with 200-ton crane.

Tank Farm Foundation - 3 • Demoed existing foundation in order to install concrete for new tank foundations. Set new tanks in place for future piping projects using 600-ton crane with superlift.

Storage Building Relocation • Demoed an existing foundation and installed new concrete foundation with grade beams and underground piping. Foundation was built and then steel building was assembled.

• Phase 2 – Erected steel structure and set new tanks for future piping projects with 100-ton crane.

Turner Maintenance Employees Nested at Phillips 66 Belle Chasse Terminal Due to damages caused by Hurricane Ida, the Phillips 66 (P66) Alliance Refinery was shut down and transitioned into P66’s midstream division, which handles pipeline, shipping and storage, and operates at the Belle Chasse, Louisiana plant terminal. While the facility only operates at a fraction of its former self, the terminal still requires a maintenance crew. The terminal is now being maintained by a nested Turner crew, which performs daily maintenance and minor repairs as needed.

“This crew has the knowledge to handle any job, and their work ethic and culture are firmly based on safety,” said Turner Site Manager David Gulotta. “Each person has years of experience working with Turner and the Alliance Refinery. I can rest easy knowing these guys are the ones maintaining the site.” Pictured from left to right are Earl Danos, Charles Dubois, Lynwood Ridge, Carrol Taylor, David Roberds and Shawn Jones.

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Turner Industries Helps Indorama Port Neches with ‘Critical Situation’ When Indorama Ventures reached out to Turner Industries with a critical need, Project Manager Reese Forse and his site team answered the call with a successful solution. The job at Indorama’s site in Port Neches, Texas, entailed a complicated six tubular reactor catalyst change out amid a five-unit outage. It was no small task, but ultimately successful due to the experience of Turner’s team. The 72,000-work-hour scope consisted of 34 activities in each reactor for catalyst removal, abrasive blasting, inspection and simultaneous catalyst loading of the combined 46,998 tubes. Forse, along with Site Superintendent Mike Brawley, pulled “triple-duty” from April to early June 2022. They acted as liaisons for Turner’s turnaround services group, assisted with the five-unit outage and managed the catalyst change while overseeing Turner’s maintenance program at Indorama. “The Turner team stepped up and worked together through this event,” Forse said. “We are very fortunate to have very knowledgeable employees who have participated in this work scope before. We leaned on them and leveraged their experience to make the entire event successful, while still executing our daily maintenance work across the other eight units inside the facility.” According to Forse, this project had its share of challenges. It started with a short pre-outage timeline to recruit craft resources and source equipment and culminated with the team recovering over 450 previously plugged tubes via a “drill and blast” method during the catalyst removal stage.

“When Indorama needed us to drill out 457 tubes with packed catalyst in the No. 5 reactor, I knew it was going to be a challenge and dramatically impact the critical path of the turnaround,” said Turner Operations Manager Colby Plaia. “But the team met that challenge head-on and worked through it to be successful. I’m so proud of our Turner team at this site.”

“The catalyst change on this unit was our critical path activity,” said Indorama Port Neches Operations Site Director Kim Hoyt. “Reese and his team were able to quickly respond to our need and arrange for both the staffing and the equipment necessary to complete the work within our outage window. We have built a great working relationship with Turner, so we had confidence the Turner team could perform the work safely and within our timeline. We really appreciate the Turner team stepping up and helping us out of a critical situation.” 12 S U M M E R 2 0 2 2

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Turner Completes Massive Tower Restoration Turner’s SIPA (scaffolding, insulation, painting, and abatement) group was recently tasked with a large tower project at the Olin Chlor-Alkali facility in Freeport, Texas. The project scope consisted of erecting a wrap-around scaffold around the entire tower, removing all insulation, sandblasting, and recoating then reinsulating the entire tower. Turner successfully completed this project within schedule and most importantly incident free.

P R O J E C T Q U I C K FA C T S Full Wrap-Around Engineered Scaffold with Stairways

9,070 Pieces of Scaffold


1,800 Square Feet of

Tower Sandblasted and Coated

5,200 Square Feet

8,414 Vertical Leg Footage

of Tower Stripped and Reinsulated (100%)

32 Wrap-Around Platforms

6,521 Total Workhours,

Zero OSHA Recordables

Including Supervision

Shell Lubricant SIPA Transition Galena Park, Texas – Turner Industries recently onboarded the SIPA (scaffolding, insulation, painting, and abatement) employees at the Shell Lubricants site in Galena Park. The transition of on-site employees was smooth and successful. The employees rolled into regular maintenance activities on May 9, 2022, with no downtime.

Welcome Aboard!

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Turner Industries Performs Turnaround Services at Two Dow Louisiana Sites

DOW LAO Turner Industries’ turnaround services group was very busy this spring, completing three turnarounds at two of Dow’s Louisiana facilities. Turner’s turnaround services group and its specialized welding services group completed two hydrocarbon turnarounds at the Dow linear alpha olefin’s facility in Plaquemine. Both turnarounds had a 56-day window of executing all work. During the turnarounds, 35 Turner employees were recognized for their use of stop work authority on critical jobs with potential hazards. Potential hazards were mitigated, which resulted in both events being completed on schedule with zero safety incidents. Turner’s turnaround services group also completed a 36day turnaround at Dow’s St. Charles Operations (SCO) in Hahnville. With a start date of April 25, 2022, the turnaround was completed on time and under budget. Turner provided a workforce consisting of boilermakers, welders, pipefitters, laborers and hole/fire watchers. Turner also provided coordinators to Dow’s SCO turnaround group, which was recognized for performing an exceptional job.


Aromatics Turnaround

Value: $9 Million Hours Worked: 102,500 Peak Headcount: 220 Work Packages: 250 Welds: 1,341

LCH II Turnaround

Value: $9.4 Million Hours Worked: 89,400 Peak Headcount: 204 Work Packages: 182 Welds: 653

Dow’s St. Charles Operations

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Value: $10.2 Million Hours Worked: 112,175 Peak Headcount: 325 Work Packages: 1,089 Welds: 517 Flange Mark-Ups: 4,600+

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Setting the PACE with Turner Tablet Applications™ Our suite of Turner Tablet Applications™ allows our employees to capture critical information and identify risks, and helps us deliver the safest and most efficient industrial solutions to our clients. By digitizing paper-based tasks such as JSAs and timesheets and eliminating the latency associated with data entry, our tablet applications allow us to automate workflow, improve safety, and increase time on tools. Productivity, Adaptability, Collaboration and Efficiency – all increase with Turner Tablet Applications. THIS IS WHAT OUR EMPLOYEES USING TURNER TABLET APPLICATIONS™ HAD TO SAY:

“The Turner Tablet is an invaluable tool. After using it, I never want to go back to paperwork.” — Tank Farm Foreman Melvin Efferson.

“Everything we need to do the job successfully, safely and efficiently is right there in front of us on the tablet.” — Tank Farm Coordinator Joey Salpitre. “With the Turner Tablet, we fill out timesheets on the jobsite. It’s very important to spend more time in the field because the more time we can spend in the field, the safer our crews are going to be.” — Work Coordinator Vince Brabham. S U M M E R 2 0 2 2 15

The heavy industrial sector can be a loud place to work. For our safety, we wear earplugs on the jobsite to help block out this noise. On top of the background hum of an active facility, there’s also the noise that comes from inside our heads. We all have lives outside of work, and it is almost impossible to leave everything in our minds at the gate. We are constantly thinking about our loved ones, the traffic, finances, the weather, future plans… the list goes on. At Turner Industries, the focus on safety must be louder than the noise — both the outside noise of our work environment and inside noise of our thoughts and feelings. In this issue’s cover story, we highlight some of the current safety programs at Turner Industries, sit down with Safety Manager Ryan Espey, and discuss the idea of “safety outside the gates.” 16 S U M M E R 2 0 2 2

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HUMAN PERFORMANCE FACTORS As our safety initiatives evolve, we continue to explore new and innovative strategies to further ensure the safety of each employee and the protection of company and client assets. Our latest company-wide initiative is the Human Performance Initiative. The principles of human performance factors are based around the fact that people make unintentional mistakes, often with good intentions in mind and sometimes due to “outside” influences not related to work. The Human Performance Initiative seeks to understand why mistakes occur instead of how.

“...our Human Performance Initiative will bring a greater understanding of the factors influencing individual decision-making which affect overall success.” Mike Phelps, Turner Vice President of Health and Safety, explains it this way. “Designed to analyze individual, organizational, and environmental factors that lead to ultimate safety performance, our Human Performance Initiative will bring a greater understanding of the factors influencing individual decision-making which affect overall success. With a focus on the work to be performed, the worker(s) performing that work, and the environmental factors that affect safe execution, we can further predict and enhance end-level results for the best overall performance. Coupled with a high level of engagement and interaction by our workforce, our Human Performance Initiative will help to ensure industry-leading performance that drives us toward ultimate achievement of Zero Incident Performance.” At Turner Industries safety means we provide our employee with the right knowledge, tools, and guidance ensuring that safety is always louder than the noise. S U M M E R 2 0 2 2 17

HAND SAFETY The ability to use our hands is a critical component of navigating everyday life. Because we use our hands for virtually every task we encounter, hand injuries continue to be the most common type of injury in heavy industry. To stop hand injuries it is important to understand what types of hand injuries are most common and know how to avoid these situations.

Most Common Hand Injuries and How to Avoid Them. Being Caught Between Two Objects Keep hands and fingers out of the line of fire and away from pinch points. Use hands-free tools whenever possible.

Working with Machinery/Equipment Isolate the energy source. Implement a Lock, Tag & Verify procedure.

Exposure to Chemicals or Heat Use proper hand protection. Protective gloves should be selected based on the hazards involved.

Puncture Wounds Using proper tools and/or hand protection for the specific task. REMEMBER – Before you start a task, step back, take a pause and give the job in front of you your full attention. Always follow proper safety procedures. Make sure you are aware of the safety risks associated with the job, and if you are uncertain—ask your supervisor.

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STOP THE DROP! Dropped objects have the potential to cause equipment damage, maim and kill. Even a small object, when dropped from a considerable height, can cause major injury. Our worksites are utilizing and continually evaluating measures to prevent falling/dropped objects. These efforts include combinations of tool tethers, installed mesh around work areas when working at heights, and covered grating/pipe openings to prevent dropped objects. Proper job planning, auditing, incident sharing, and craft education have been effective in reducing these types of incidents.

Here is how you can help Stop the Drop when working from heights. Secure the Area Below

Secure Your Tools

Maintain Good Housekeeping

Put barricades with tags around the area below before you start work at heights.

Fasten your tools to a lanyard or a tether.

Always know where your tools and materials are located, make sure never to leave anything behind once the job is finished.



At Turner, all employees have the authority to suspend a work task or group operation when it is perceived that an unsafe condition, act, error, omission, or lack of understanding exists. The STOP WORK Authority program is about accountability and communication. It is based on three pillars:




The willingness to confront an issue.

The willingness to speak up.

Trust that your message will be taken seriously.

“I’VE GOT YOUR SIX” Our latest safety campaign, “I’ve Got Your Six,” is a part of Turner’s STOP WORK program. The saying “I’ve Got Your Six” started in World War I, when fighter pilots used the phrase to describe protecting a fellow pilot’s six o’clock (back) position.

Today the phrase has grown to mean— I’m watching out for you! I’ve got your back! The purpose of the campaign is to stress the importance of looking out for each other during work activity and encouraging workers to speak up when they notice something that may affect the safety of a coworker or crew, and how to receive that message from a coworker.

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WORKING IN HEAT Exposure to heat can cause illness and death. The most serious heat illness is heat stroke. Other heat illnesses, such as dehydration, heat cramps, heat rash, and heat exhaustion, should also be avoided. Here are some precautions that must be put in place any time temperatures are high and the job involves physical work.

• Stay Hydrated – avoid caffeine, alcohol, and ENERGY BEVERAGES. These beverages make the body lose water and increase the risk for heat illnesses.

If you experience heat related illness symptoms such as:

If you start experiencing more severe symptoms such as: • Loss of Coordination

• Dry mouth

• Dizziness or Fainting

• Thirst

• Dehydration

• Irritability

• Take Frequent Breaks – preferably in the shade or inside a cooling tent.

• Headache

• Excessive Sweating and/or Pale Skin

• Dizziness

• Headache

• Identify Heat Hazards – make heat identification part of your JSA.

• Excessive Fatigue

• Nausea, Vomiting or Diarrhea

• Cramping

• Persistent Muscle or Intestinal Cramps

• Acclimate – make sure to acclimate slowly to a job in the heat.

Immediately move to a cool area and replenish fluids.


If you have questions about working in heat, please contact your site safety representative or the corporate safety department.



How you perceive and respond to health and safety at home can have a direct connection to your health and safety at work. Maintaining healthy habits, thinking safety first in everything you do and seeking support when you need it will help you both inside and outside the jobsite gate. Here are three tips to keep in mind this summer.

PRIMARY CARE Establish a relationship with a primary care physician (PCP). This is the best way to manage chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

TELEMEDICINE Telemedicine should be the first choice for minor medical conditions such as: sinus infections, flu, bronchitis, cough, sore throat and more. Turner employees can access 24/7 care from licensed, board-certified doctors via a smartphone or computer at www.Well360virtualhealth.com, with NO COPAYMENT required.

MENTAL HEALTH Turner’s Guidance Resources Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is intended to help employees strike a balance between work and home life. Licensed counselors can aid on a variety of matters including grief, depression, substance abuse, stress, family matters and financial matters. To access counseling Call (866) 897-4132 or visit www.guidanceresources.com – Company Web ID: TURNEREAP. The program is provided free to health plan participants.

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Ryan Espey

Time with Turner: 8 Years Current Title: Corporate Health and Safety Manager

If you ever get the opportunity to meet Ryan Espey, there’s a good chance you’ll see the old, folded up, blue piece of paper he always carries with him. The sheet has the following phrases scribbled onto it: Be true to yourself; Help others; Make friendship a fine art; Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible; Make each day your masterpiece; Build a shelter against a rainy day by the life you live; Give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day. “These are “The 7 Principles” as outlined by Coach John Wooden” says Ryan. “They’re from his book, Coach Wooden: The 7 Principles That Shaped His Life and Will Change Yours.” “These are the principles I live by. I try not to take every day for granted. I always keep striving to improve from the day before. I believe that the only thing we will take with us when we leave this earth is our name so make sure it’s a good one and treat people with respect.” Ryan began his career with Turner Industries eight years ago as a safety coordinator. Through experience and education, including a master’s degree in occupational safety and health and becoming a Certified Safety Professional, he advanced his career. He is currently the corporate safety manager for Turner’s SIPA (scaffolding, insulation, painting, and abatement) group and Turner Specialty Services’ environmental group.

A Quick Q & A with Ryan Why was Turner the right fit for you? There is a real family atmosphere here. We all care for each other. At Turner, I feel like a person, not just a number. I also appreciate the support and resources offered for the opportunity to grow and advance.

What do you find most satisfying about your job? I am a people person and safety means putting people first. We all have a job to do but at the end of the day we are all human and it is important to remember that. Life can throw curveballs at you, and you need to take that into consideration. As much as everyone tries to “leave their life outside the gates” it’s not always that easy. That’s also why I think our latest safety program “Human Performance Initiative” is so important. Life and work are a balancing act, and we must do our very best to put safety first in both.

What do you enjoy outside of work? I love spending time with my family. I also enjoy hunting, fishing, and playing golf.

Top three life highlights so far? Marrying my wife, Kaitlyn; Becoming a dad to my children Elliott (3) and Eloise (1); Achieving my master’s degree in occupational health and safety and becoming a Certified Safety Professional. S U M M E R 2 0 2 2 21


Turner Specialty Services Conducts Demo Days Throughout Texas and Louisiana Turner Specialty Services (TSS) has been able to highlight its latest innovations and services by hosting several demo days for clients throughout Texas and Louisiana. During these demo days, TSS presented its updated drone and robotics capabilities, showcased its newest industrial cleaning technology, held live rope access demonstrations — which included mechanical services such as welding, flange make-ups, rescue, and transfer systems — and demonstrated the key benefits of the Turner Tablet Applications™.

“We are excited to see the increased interest in our specialty services,” said Turner Senior Operations Manager Mike Stirrat. “It has been great to connect our clients with our subject matter experts. A lot of these services have a real impact on the overall success of our clients.” GEISMAR, LOUISIANA


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BITS AND BYTES What Happens to My Old Computer? Taking Steps Toward a Cleaner Environment with Computer Recycling Technology is constantly advancing and evolving in today’s world. Therefore, what happens to that out-of-date technology like our old computers? In 2015, Turner Industries adopted its computer recycling program to properly dispose of and recycle old and outdated computers and computer parts. With computer recycling, old parts can be reused, and it also helps keep our environment healthy and safe. Turner is continuously replacing older computers with newer, better and updated models. After Turner assesses the computer that is up for recycling, the company then contacts the approved vendors to either reuse parts that are in working condition or discard the pieces correctly in a way that protects our environment. Did you know approximately 98 percent of outdated computer parts can be reused or modified to be compatible with newer technology? Some materials, including copper, silver, gold and silicon, can be separated from the computer parts and then used elsewhere. Company-wide, Turner recycles approximately 400 to 500 computer pieces each year. With the effects of COVID-19 still impacting the industry, computer recycling has allowed computers to be manufactured more efficiently, with old parts being used in the modern PCs. Without computer recycling, computer companies would be in a bind, and it would be difficult to ensure Turner has the most updated computer models.

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Recruiting, Training & Retaining Our Most Important Asset–People

Turner Industries Assists with NAPTA Skills Competition Pasadena, Texas – The North American Process Technology Alliance recently held its annual Troubleshooting Skills Competition at San Jacinto College’s Center for Petrochemical, Energy, and Technology (CPET). Sponsored by leaders in the petrochemical and industrial sector, this signature event puts the best student teams from educational institutions across the country in a competition for the title of “NAPTA Troubleshooting Champions.” Turner Industries Training Manager Jay Roberson was asked to create an activity with an industrial message for the competition. Roberson provided an introduction on job safety analysis and hazard awareness and then took students to the top of CPET’s glycol unit. Students assessed the hazards involved with a job scenario. However, the glycol unit was not in operation at the time of this activity, so only minimal PPE was required.

Turner Industries recognized as “Industry Partner of the Year” Baytown, Texas – Turner Industries was recognized as the “Industry Partner of the Year” by Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District (ISD) at its 2022 Academy Awards event. The award was presented in recognition of Turner’s efforts to further career and technical education at Goose Creek Consolidated ISD. Pictured in the photo are Training Manager Jay Roberson, Workforce Development Manager Carla Thompson, NCCER Assistant Alysha Decou and Workforce Development Coordinator Darrien Batiste.

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Turner Industries Employees Take Upgrade and Advanced Millwright Training Baton Rouge, La. – Approximately 30 Turner Industries employees took part in classes at the ABC Pelican Chapter’s Training Center. These classes included upgrade training for pipefitting, boiler making and insulating, and focused on preparing employees for knowledge assessments. Advanced millwright training was also offered, which focused more on hands-on training.

Pasadena 2022 Voice of Leadership Graduates Pasadena, Texas – The Houston-area office graduated its “Voice of Leadership” class of 2022 in May. The class was developed in house, to enhance leadership excellence and maintain a culture of leadership development. Participating in the eleven-week training are high-potential employees from across all divisions of the company. The objective is to improve leadership capabilities as well as enhance communication and problem-solving skills.

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Turner Industries Supports Local High Schools, Colleges Throughout Texas Beaumont, Texas – Turner Industries recently participated in Lamar University’s annual Student Athlete Life Skills Career Panel. This event gives Lamar University student athletes a chance to interact with industry professionals and learn about opportunities and challenges.

Houston, Texas – Workforce Development Coordinator Darrien Batiste recently visited C.E. King High School in Harris County, Texas, where he presented on stop work authority as well as the expectations of a helper to more than 90 students. These students were interested in learning more about industries such as agriculture, engineering, welding, architecture, construction and automotive.

Paris, Texas – At Paris Junior College and North Lamar High School, Workforce Development Coordinator Darrien Batiste delivered another presentation on stop work authority and challenged the students to find safety violations in his presentation. Batiste also mentored several of the students on “tacking” techniques. Turner Industries personnel attend “Career Days” at North Lamar High School and North Hopkins High School to showcase Turner’s career opportunities. 26 S U M M E R 2 0 2 2

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Freeport, Texas – Turner Industries workforce development representatives supported the Southern Brazoria County Career Fair for high school juniors. This career fair was put together by Brazosport College to raise awareness of career paths within various industries for the Southern Brazoria County community. Approximately 1,700 students attended the career fair from Brazosport, Angleton, Columbia-Brazoria, Damon and Sweeney Independent School Districts. Turner Industries has a longstanding partnership with Brazosport College.

San Jacinto College Hosts Workforce Development Event Pasadena, Texas – San Jacinto College held a workforce development event for local high school students. Attending students were put on teams paired with various participating contractors, which included Turner Industries, Performance Contractors, Worley, Ref-Chem, Austin Industries and Turn2 Specialty Companies. The teams competed in three industry events, including an ultrasonics activity held by Olympus, a VR welding activity run by Lincoln Electric, and a photo scavenger hunt facilitated by LyondellBasell. Scores were tallied for each event, and the team of students paired with Turner Industries had the highest score overall. This winning team that represented Turner Industries was from Deer Park High School’s engineering class.

Signing Day Ceremonies Texas City, Texas – Texas City ISD’s Industrial Trades Center (ITC) recently held its inaugural signing day ceremony for 15 students who will enter the workforce following graduation. These students have secured jobs with seven of ITC’s industry partners, including Turner Industries.

Ingleside, Texas – At the Ingleside ISD signing day, high school senior Jacob Thompson joined the Turner family. Jacob will begin his heavy industrial journey at the Exxon maintenance project in Ingleside.

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Turner Industries Provides Safety Supplies for Scouts of America Troop 10 China, Texas – Turner Industries recently supported Scouts of America Troop 10 for its upcoming extended camp out. Turner Industries Safety Manager Malana Quebedeaux delivered items to the troop, which included first aid and medical kits.

Total Energies March of Dimes Golf Tournament Gonzales, La. – Turner Industries attended Total Energies’ golf tournament, which benefited the March of Dimes. During the tournament, Turner was awarded “Best Refreshment Tent.”

Crawfish King Cook-Off Baton Rouge, La. – TEAM Turner members brought home the winning paddle and the title of “Crawfish King” for the second year in a row at the Crawfish King CookOff, which benefited Big Buddy and Junior Achievement. Pictured from left to right are TEAM Turner’s Jan Childress, Stacey Comeaux, Debra Spencer, Tony Ditta and Justin Holley.

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NEWS & NOTES Turner Industries Awarded for Outstanding Corporate Growth by ACG Louisiana

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New Orleans, La. – Turner Industries was recently awarded for its outstanding corporate growth at the 13th Annual ACG Louisiana Awards. This annual award program recognizes growth companies, business professionals and noteworthy transactions throughout the state of Louisiana.

Baton Rouge, La. – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber and Forum 225 recently hosted the inaugural Baton Rouge Area Young Professionals Summit. The summit took place at the Manship Theatre and featured Kenny Nguyen as its keynote speaker, a local entrepreneur and previous Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree. The goal of the summit is to advise young professionals on how to navigate the professional waters of Baton Rouge and how they can level up their careers through interactive and informational presentations. These presentations are led by some of Baton Rouge’s most active and influential young professionals.

Pictured are Kristen Major and Marina Richard.

Turner Industries “Industry Women Connecting” Partners with Baton Rouge General Medical Center on Webinar Baton Rouge, La. – Turner Industries’ employee resource group (ERG), Industry Women Connecting, held its first event, a webinar in partnership with the Baton Rouge General Medical Center about the mental health of children and adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event included a panel discussion of Baton Rouge General physicians and directors who specialize in the fields of family medicine, behavioral health, women’s health, infectious diseases, and COVID-19. The mission of Industry Women Connecting is to enable the full contribution of women at Turner and create an environment which fosters personal and professional development that align organizational mission, values, goals, business practices, and objectives. S U M M E R 2 0 2 2 29


2022 – 2023 United Way Campaign Kick-off August 9 • IT ALL STARTS WITH US! “You cannot run a successful company if the communities around you are falling apart.” These famous words by Turner’s late founder Bert Turner have never been more true. As we continue to navigate a “new normal,” the importance of community involvement and support is crucial. Our annual United Way Campaign is kicking off August 9th and will continue throughout the fall. If we all give a little, we can make a big difference. If you have any questions regarding the campaign, please contact Karen Smith at ksmith1@turner-industries.com.

Safe and Sound Week August 15 – 19 Our annual participation in OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week features daily toolbox meetings and activities centered around a specific topic or sets of topics. If you have any questions about this year’s Safe + Sound Week, please contact your site safety manager.

Annual Benefits Enrollment November 3 – 16 This year’s Annual Enrollment period will run November 3rd through the 16th. This is the window to make changes to your benefits plans for 2023. Please note, in order to receive the non-smoker medical rate for 2023, you must complete your enrollment at www.tigbenefits.com. More information to come!



If you have any questions, please contact the benefits helpline at 225-2142566 (option 1), or send an email to benefits@turner-industries.com.

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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 $2.36B in 2021 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 20,000+ and works across the United States.




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