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Turner Industries closing its Corpus Christi steel pipe fabrication plant

Baton Rouge's Turner Industries Group is closing its steel pipe fabrication plant in Corpus Christi. The company told the Texas Workforce Commission in April that...

Toolbox Talks: How SpaceX and NASA don’t think about safety

On May 27, 2020, much of the world watched with anticipation as the SpaceX Falcon 9 was set to launch and carry two NASA...

Pelican ABC member companies serve 3,000 meals to Capitol Region healthcare workers and nonprofits

The Pelican Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors last week hosted Workforce Feeding Frontlines, a community event for the Merit Shop construction workforce...

How Louisiana industry is prepping for the ‘new normal’

Petrochemical leaders are finding they have a lot in common with other market sectors as they sit on the various COVID-19 task forces overseen...

LMOGA, NOIA seek COVID-19 test kits, equipment for offshore workers

The National Ocean Industries Association and the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association have asked federal and Louisiana government officials for allocation of COVID-19 test kits and equipment...

Toolbox Talks: Safe behaviors and risk compensation

In skydiving, there is a tenet called Booth’s rule #2: "The safer skydiving gear becomes, the more chances skydivers will take, in order to...

Stumbling blocks: Many factors can send a turnaround into a tailspin, but most are...

There are a lot of things that can send a maintenance turnaround spiraling out of control and cause a plant to miss its mark,...

Toolbox Talks: One size fits all … if you happen to be that size

The idea of one-size fits all is great in that it creates some uniformity and it’s easier to deliver just one, universal product. However,...

Amid pandemic, some industrial owners suspend production to decontaminate

As cases of COVID-19 permeate Louisiana’s industrial complex, some plants are shutting down temporarily to decontaminate their facilities, while others struggle to remain fully...

New rules issued for transporting offshore personnel during pandemic

The Offshore Marine Service Association last week issued a memorandum providing guidance on the transport of potentially infected personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. As Kean...

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