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Civil Construction meets all expectations Civil Construction Contractors LLC has been going strong since 1983, when it was established from the vision of a core group of construction specialists dedicated to safety, quality and the production standards second to none. Locally owned and operated with a staff of River Region employees, Civil Construction’s clientele include both the public and private sectors of business. It has successfully completed more than 5,000 turnkey construction projects in the River Region. The company has provided new construction, maintenance

and emergency maintenance services in the industry for more than 30 years. Civil Construction considers its innovative ideas and solutions to be its principle core competency. Today’s requirements for construction have become extremely complex, but Civil Construction has met these requirements head-on. It has grown with the industry and has never turned away from a challenge in any aspect of industrial or commercial construction. Safety is, and shall be, ingrained into the work ethic of all Civil Construction employees. A member

of ISNetworld, DISA, PIC and PEC, Civil Construction has been awarded the prestigious Contractor’s Safety Excellence Award by the GNOIEC, and the company is proud to have been recognized for having gone 10 years without a single incident at Dow

Chemical. Its specialties include a number of disciplines of civil construction, including clearing and grubbing; site preparation; soil and subsoil amendments; foundations; paving; structural steel erection, including buildings, pipe racks and other infra-

structure; above and underground utilities; drainage; levee construction and repair; and pond construction, cleaning and closures. Civil Construction is also a supplier of construction soils and aggregates. Civil Construction has the ability to perform unique intricate foundations. From building foundations, pump pads, lift stations, concrete slopes for scour protection and underground concrete structures, to tank rings and foundations, Civil Construction has consistently delivered quality workmanship and superior products.

One of the strongest indicators of a company’s reputation for superior performance is the number of its repeat clients. More than 90 percent of Civil Construction’s sales are to previous customers. Since its first day in business, more than 30 years ago, its customers have consistently returned to Civil Construction to address their construction and maintenance needs. The company is based in Hahnville. To reach Civil Construction Contractors LLC, call 985-783-6893 or fax to 985-783-6864. For more information please visit its website at www.civil-construction.com.


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Nucor begins production in St. James Parish On Christmas Eve, production began at one of Louisiana’s newest industrial businesses when Nucor started producing direct reduced iron at its plant in St. James Parish. The company broke ground on the project three years ago and in that time transformed a field of sugar cane into the home of the largest DRI plant in the world and the first one to operate in the U.S. since 2009.  A FORTUNE 500 company based in Charlotte, N.C., Nucor Corporation is the largest steel producer in the United States. Nucor and its affiliates manufacture steel

and steel products at operating facilities located primarily in North America. Nucor employs more than 22,000 teammates at approximately 200 operating facilities in 41 states and Canada.  Nucor is also North America’s largest recycler, using scrap steel as the primary raw material in producing steel and steel products. In 2013, Nucor recycled approximately 19 million tons of scrap steel. Like scrap steel, DRI is also a raw material used in the steelmaking process. Nucor’s Louisiana plant uses natural gas to convert iron ore pellets into high grade metal-

lic iron. The DRI is then shipped to Nucor mills to be used in the steelmaking process to produce high quality steel products like sheet, plate and special bar quality steel that are used to build cars, trucks, bridges

and appliances. The plant’s location on the Mississippi River is ideal for bringing in iron ore and shipping DRI out to Nucor’s steel mills.  Operations in this early phase of production have gone extreme-

ly well with the plant producing excellent quality DRI. The first shipment of DRI left the plant less than a week after starting production. These results are a testament to the hard work, skill and dedication of Nucor’s 140

Louisiana teammates.  Nucor has had a longstanding commitment to American manufacturing and its workers. Everyone at Nucor is proud of this facility and that the company was able to create these high-quality manufacturing jobs in our country. Nucor is on track to reach 150 employees at the facility by 2015. The average salary for Nucor teammates in Louisiana is $75,000 per year. With its excellent business climate, quality workforce and access to the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana is a great place for Nucor to call home. 


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The best in staffing By Julie East In today’s uncertain and everchanging business environment, how do you decide which staffing service is best to partner with when building a strategic staffing plan? One of the best indicators of future performance is past performance. Lofton Staffing Services was named to Inavero’s 2014 Best of Staffing list of award winners. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, the fifth annual Best of Staffing list provides the only statistical, valid and objective service quality benchmarks in the industry that reveal which staffing companies are delivering exceptional service to their clients and employees. Inavero identified Lofton Staffing Services as one of the best staffing services for companies to call when they are looking to hire temporary or permanent employees. Less than 1 percent of North American staffing firms receive the Best of Staffing award for service excellence. “Lofton has always strived to be more than a staffing company, but a true staffing partner to our clients. According to this year’s survey results, Lofton received a satisfaction ranking of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 79 percent of our clients, doubling the industry average of 35 percent for staffing and recruiting companies,” said Bart Lofton, co-president, Lofton Corp. “This is the fifth year we have earned this prestigious award. We are proud and honored to be recognized for our outstanding service to our clients in this way.” “Few things are more important to companies than the employees you

hire,” said Inavero Founder and CEO Eric Gregg. “Staffing agencies have proven to successfully connect companies with permanent and temporary employees. Since the end of the recession, the staffing and recruiting industry has created more jobs than any other single industry in the country, yet so many companies and job candidates don’t take advantage of this expertise and resource. Our hope is that both companies and talent use the Best of Staffing lists as a benchmark to help select a staffing agency that can either secure the talent or employment opportunity they need.” So, when you are looking for a staffing partner, ask your staffing provider to provide their most recent client satisfaction score and how it compares to competitors. About Lofton Staffing Lofton was founded in 1979 by Tommy Lofton and has grown from a small firm to a full-service corporation with consulting, staffing, security, energy and medical staffing services. Lofton has 10 ounces throughout Louisiana and Texas with its corporate headquarters located in Baton Rouge. Lofton specializes in partnering with clients to continuously develop their business through the recruitment and retention of the top talent in their respective industries. Lofton provides its clients the flexibility of utilizing employees on a full-time or interim basis, thus increasing the operational effiectiveness of their clients’ business. For more information, visit www.lofonstaffing.com and www.bestofstaffing. com.


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Gem Drugs remains committed to community Gem Drugs has been serving the River Parishes community since 1976, and even now, nearly four decades later, the pharmacy has managed to retain that neighborhood feel while keeping up with the latest pharmaceutical practices. In 2010 Randy and Kanoa Jo Mire purchased the pharmacy, and in the ensuing years he has managed to make the pharmacy an even brighter gem in the community through serviceand neighborhood-based events and more. Since the Mires took over, Gem Drugs has hosted annual Easter egg hunts, pictures with Santa, meet-the-pharmacist events, health fairs and more.

It further proved itself a pillar of the community by being one of the first businesses to reopen following Hurricane Isaac — even before power was restored — to make sure those who were in need of medication could obtain it. Since then, Randy Mire has appeared before Congress to speak on behalf of the growing number of diabetes patients in the local area. “My pharmacy is one of the very few pharmacies still in the area that provides these essential DME supplies to patients,” testified Mire. “To me, these patients are more than just a prescription. I provide DME supplies in order to make certain

that the beneficiaries have access to the supplies that they need. If I were to decide not to offer these DME supplies because the burden of offering such supplies has become too high and the cost too much, then these beneficiaries would have nowhere else to turn to receive the face-to-face consultations and quality supplies that I provide to them and that they deserve.” Gem Drugs also proudly offers compounding services through its compounding lab. A compounding pharmacy works closely with the prescriber and the patient to prepare alternate strengths, dosage forms and combinations that are tailored to an individ-

ual’s specific needs. Some people have trouble swallowing pills; others may experience unwanted side effects from commonly prescribed medications; and while the commercially available form of a certain drug may prove effective for most people, it leaves others in need of a better alternative. Compounding is also key to treating the various chemical burns that can occur at local industrial sites. Gem Drugs currently has two locations, 139 Central Ave. in Reserve and 1635 Louisiana Highway 3125 in Gramercy, and each location offers a full range of pharmaceutical services. For more information visit www.gemdrugs.com.


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Hospital adds orthopedic clinic in Lutcher St. James Parish Hospital recently introduced a new Orthopedic Clinic to its growing list of independent, specialty clinics. Louisiana State University orthopedic physicians Dr. Michael Hartman and Dr. Christopher Marrero began seeing patients at St. James Parish Hospital on Feb. 14. Both physicians have impressive resumes and bring years of experience to the St. James community. Locally, the doctors will work together to provide services to patients with a variety of orthopedic and sports medicine

needs. Hartman, assistant professor of clinical orthopedics at LSU, earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette in 1997 and completed medical studies at the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport in 2001. From 2002 to 2006 he studied at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education in Minnesota where he completed his internship and residency training. He completed fellowship training in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at

CHRISTOPHER MARRERO

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the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham in 2007.

Marrero, Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopedics at LSU,

completed his undergraduate degree at Xavier University and earned his medical degree from Howard University in Washington. He completed a general surgery internship at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at King/Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles. He returned to New Orleans in 2009 and currently practices general orthopedics with an emphasis in sports medicine, adult reconstruction and trauma. Hartman and Marrero

will see patients on Friday mornings at the David Reynaud Medical Plaza located next to St. James Parish Hospital. To schedule an appointment, call 504412-1700. St. James Parish Hospital consistently strives to form working relationships with physicians and neighboring organizations to bring more services home the patient. The hospital’s vision is to be the community’s first choice for health care needs. For a complete list of physicians on staff, visit www. sjph.org or call 225-2585930.


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Guidry’s Industrial Services brings 3 decades of experience For more than 30 years, Guidry’s Industrial Services Inc. in Reserve has been meeting the needs of industry by providing safe, quality workmanship in the area of industrial grounds maintenance. Locally owned and operated, GIS is the largest company of its kind in the River Parishes. GIS utilizes state-of the-art equipment and skilled professionals while providing superior customer service without compromising safety, quality or environmental standards. GIS was established in 1982 by Stephen Guidry. Guidry has more than 30 years of experience in the farming, industrial maintenance and earthwork fields. He was born and raised in the area, attending both

St. Peter Catholic School and Riverside Academy in Reserve. Married with two children, Guidry has strong ties to the local community and has helped numerous organizations through charitable contributions. The mission of GIS is to provide safe, quality, cost-effective workmanship while adhering to established schedules with skilled management and craftsmen who believe in the highest standards and teamwork to achieve mutually established goals and objectives. GIS is a full-service industrial maintenance and turf management company with services including industrial grounds maintenance, bush hogging, chemical spraying, tree clearing and land leveling.



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