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GBRIA recognizes Baton Rouge companies with Safety Excellence Awards

The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance has announced the winners of its 23rd Annual Safety Excellence Awards. The awards were presented at a banquet last...

Harvey Marine expands to Mexico, Trinidad and Guyana

Harvey Gulf International Marine is expanding its operations globally, with the opening of offices in Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico City, Trinidad, and...

Vega Americas will supply Western Hemisphere from Geismar

Instrumentation manufacturer VEGA Americas Inc. has nearly doubled the expected size of its new facility at the Ascension Commerce Center since announcing the project...

Near-miss reporting: 3 dos and 1 don’t

Yes, “near miss” isn’t grammatically correct. Yes, “good catch” or “safety opportunity” or “near hit” makes more sense. We agree and like to use...

With acquisition, Danos grows by 1,000 employees

Danos has reached a tentative agreement to acquire the assets and business of Shamrock Energy Solutions, a privately held 22-year-old oilfield service company based...

Damage control: When a disaster becomes public, here’s how to get the message right

Fires, environmental threats, explosions, leaks or even shifts in public opinion can thrust an industrial owner into the media spotlight faster than you can...

German instrumentation company buys 13 acres in Geismar for new plant

Vega Americas Inc. has bought 13.4 acres of land for $1.76 million in Geismar for a new manufacturing plant, according to Troy Daigle with...
OSHA

OSHA paying a visit? Here’s what you need to know.

There are lots of reasons for OSHA to come knocking at your door, but none are particularly pleasant. The financially and manpower-strapped agency typically...
Megaprojects

Megaprojects: Lessons learned

Keith Ackley of Jacobs Engineering gave attendees at the recent Downstream Conference & Exhibition in Galveston a painful gut check concerning industrial megaprojects. The vice...
Mark Dearman Rubicon

Executive Profile: Mark Dearman

Mark Dearman Senior Operations Director, Huntsman Polyurethanes Americas; General Manager, Rubicon LLC Age: 51 Hometown: Gonzales Education: East Ascension High School and LSU Mark Dearman leads Rubicon, a joint venture of Huntsman and...

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