GBRIA presents safety awards at Baton Rouge ceremony


The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance Inc. (GBRIA) announced the winners of its 25th Annual Safety Excellence Awards during a virtual ceremony, then distributed the awards at an evening reception at Capitol City Park on April 22.

The awards program was established in 1996 to recognize excellent safety performance by contractors working in industrial facilities. The top award, the 2021 Hal G. Ginn Safety Excellence Award, was earned by Apache Industrial Services for the best overall performance of all nominees.

Following are the remaining award recipients:

Specialty Construction, Div I: 1st Place, Cajun Industries LLC; 2nd Place, Deep South Crane and Rigging.

General Construction and Maintenance, Div I: 1st Place, Claymar Construction; 1st Place, Optimal Field Services LLC; 3rd Place, Pala Interstate. Div II: 1st Place, Wyatt Field Service Company; 2nd Place, Turner Industrial Maintenance; 3rd Place, Specialty Welding and Turnarounds (SWAT). Div III: 1st Place, Performance Contractors Inc.; 2nd Place, Brown & Root Industrial Services; 3rd Place, EXCEL Group.

Specialty Trades (Hard Craft), Div I: 1st Place, Westgate LLC; 2nd Place, Midwest Cooling Tower Services. Div II: 1st Place, Triad Electric & Controls; 2nd Place, ISC. Div III: 1st Place, Team Industrial Services; 2nd Place, Johnson Controls Inc.

Specialty Trade (Soft Craft), Div I: 1st Place, Specialized Industrial Maintenance; 2nd Place, USES; 3rd Place, Coating Services. Div II: 1st Place, Thompson Industrial Services; 2nd Place, BrandSafway; 3rd Place, Turner Specialty Services. Div III: 1st Place, Apache Industrial Services; 2nd Place, Excel Modular Scaffolding and Leasing; 3rd Place, Brock Services, LLC.

Technical Support, Div I: 1st Place, aXion Logistics LLC; 1st Place, Austin Fire Systems; 3rd Place, CDI Engineering Solutions. Div II: 1st Place, Acuren Inspection; 2nd Place, Hoist & Crane Service Group. Div III: 1st Place, Petroleum Service Corp.; 2nd Place, Total Safety, U.S. Inc.

GBRIA also announced Brock Services LLC as the winner of the Community Service Award and Hoist & Crane Service Group as the winner of the Innovation Award.