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Strong petrochemical market igniting growth for St. Gabriel company

Heat exchange repair and fabrication company GEO Heat Exchangers is expecting 2018 to be the hottest sales year in its 21-year history. The company anticipates...

Money or integrity: What drives generations of oil and gas professionals?

A new survey by Rigzone begs the question: What drives each generation of professionals working in the oil and gas industry? Rigzone’s 2018 Ideal Employer...

The exhaustion epidemic: Mitigating fatigue-related hazards

Blame it on Thomas Edison. His invention of the light bulb some 140 years ago led to a monumental shift in cultural norms, and...

Meet south Louisiana’s rising industry talent—all of them under the age of 40

There is talk of “the great crew change” in the oil and gas business, and many companies throughout the petrochemical sector and other heavy...

An executive program in Robert builds a better future for energy sector WBEs

For a week in November, a group of 29 female leaders from the U.S. energy sector met at Shell’s Robert, Louisiana, training and conference...

Ready or not, a production surge is on its way to the Gulf Coast

The ripple effects of the shale boom will likely be felt far downstream. In December, panelists at the Petrochemical Supply Chain & Logistics Conference...

Editor: Millennials might be getting a bum rap

Fear not. There appears to be plenty of drive and tenacity coming out of the next generation. Given the success-oriented trajectory of those featured...

My Toughest Challenge: Newton Thomas of The Newtron Group in Baton Rouge

Position: Owner Company: The Newtron Group What they do: Headquartered in Baton Rouge, The Newtron Group is one of the largest privately owned specialty industrial construction companies in the...

With productivity and safety on the line, industry races to outpace drug test dodgers

Louisiana’s industrial complex has a shrewd opponent in the fight against workplace substance abuse—the internet. Even as drug testing technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, some workers...

The Exxon women in charge

In January, Gloria Moncada became the first-ever female manager of ExxonMobil’s refinery. But the firsts ended there, as women are no longer a rarity...

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