BATON ROUGE, La., October 4th– The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance, Inc. (GBRIA) hosted its 15th Annual Craft Workforce Development Awards Banquet on September 1st at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge, LA. Over 350 attendees gathered to recognize regional high schools, post-secondary institutions, and industrial contractors for their craft training and workforce development programs.

Brown & Root received its fourth consecutive Workforce Development Excellence Award in Division III 9,100,000 – 39,900,000 work hours in General Maintenance & Construction. The company’s nominations from owner companies were made by ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery, Koura, Lion Copolymer, and W.R. Grace.

“Being recognized by clients and a client organization like GBRIA is a true honor,” noted Andy Dupuy, Brown & Root’s chief executive officer. “Andy and I recognize the hard work of Brown & Root’s team, however for our clients to recognize that hard work is a special accomplishment,” added Fred McManus, Brown & Root’s chief operating officer.

GBRIA ended the night by awarding a Best of Division Award to one company in each division that ranked highest across all award categories, with Brown & Root proudly receiving the Best of Division III Award. This marks the second consecutive Best of Division III Award for Brown & Root.
“The success of Brown & Root’s workforce development program does not come from the department operating in a silo,” said Shane Firmin, Brown & Root’s director of workforce development. “Our program is successful because workforce development is ingrained in our culture and is intentionally woven into every area of our business.”

Brown & Root Industrial Services has been in the industry since the early 1900’s and built a legacy synonymous with excellence in providing full-service solutions for every project phase of industrial facilities across the globe. Brown & Root offers a full range of industrial services in industrial engineering, construction, maintenance, turnarounds, and specialty field services. Led by core leadership team with many years of valuable experience and a singular focus on customer service, we work with companies in the downstream, refining, petrochemical, chemical and manufacturing industries to execute projects, solve challenges and achieve their business goals. By continually asking ourselves, “What more can we do?” we develop practical effective solutions that often go beyond what our customers may have imagined.

Photos from the event can be found below: