Petrin Achieves Safety Milestone at Dow Plaquemine Site
On July 12, 2012, Petrin Corporation achieved 13 years of being OSHA
free at the Dow Chemical Plaquemine, LA, site. Congratulations to Tim
Fletcher and all of the crew working at Dow.
Bob Hall Celebrates Twenty-Five Years
In June of 2012 Bob Hall, Arkansas Division Manager, is celebrating his
twenty-fifth year of working for Petrin. Bob began as a Foreman at
the International Paper Mill in Bastrop, LA and eventually was promoted
to Division Manager several years later where he has remained ever since.
Congratulations to Bob.
Energy Appraisal Certification
Bob Hall, Northern Division Manager, recently re-certified his Energy
Appraiser Certification. The National Insulation Association is the
certifying entity that oversees the certification program. Bob has done
numerous Energy Appraisals in both Arkansas and North Louisiana.
Petrin's David Anderson Places in ABC Jambalaya Cook-Off
On October 27th the Pelican Chapter of the Associated Builders and
Contractors held its fifth annual Jambalaya & Gumbo Cook-Off. With
twenty-one participants the competition was very stiff and in fact the
judges stated there was less than one percent between the top three.
David Anderson, a Foreman at Dow, entered for Petrin and won
3rd place. We are all proud of David and look forward to him winning
at next year's event.
Petrin Receives LWCC Safest 70 Award
For the 4th year in a row Petrin Corporation has received the Louisiana Worker's
Compensation Corporation Safest 70 Award. Only eleven firms have received
the award for four straight years since its inception in 2007. In addition to Petrin, our
sister company Scaffolding Rental also received the Safest 70 award and LWCC believes
this is the first time for sister companies to receive the award in the same year.
LWCC has over 18,000 policy holders and this award is given out annually to only 70 companies. Some of the criteria used by LWCC in determining the winners are - Loss
Ratio, Frequency Rate, and Severity Rate. This is a significant milestone for Petrin.
Petrin and Scaffolding Rental Open Texas Office
Petrin Corporation and Scaffolding Rental recently opened an office in
La Porte, Texas. The new office is located at 1812 West D Street, La Porte, TX 77571.
Henry Courtney is the Branch Manager and can be reached at 281-471-2022. This office
will be servicing Southeast Texas.
PETRIN HOSTS ANNUAL CRAWFISH BOIL
Petrin Corporation and Scaffolding Rental held its their annual Client Appreciation
Crawfish Boil on March 31st. Over 400 people attended the event and as usual,
the crawfish were hot, the beer was cold and the music was rockin! Everyone had
a great time and many said they cannot wait until next year.
MOSAIC AWARDS PETRIN THE GOLD AWARD
On June 29th MOSAIC recognized Petrin Corporation at an appreciation
breakfast by awarding it the highest honor given. Brad Chance, site
manager for both Uncle Sam and Faustina, presented the award to
Tex Martinez. More than twenty awards were presented and Petrin
was the only contractor or vendor to receive the Gold Award for its
'Excellence in Safety Leadership and Performance'. Tex and the rest of
the Petrin crew are commended for achieving such a high level of safety.
PETRIN RECEIVES LWCC AWARD FOR THIRD YEAR IN A ROW
On March 5th, Petrin Corporation received for the third consecutive year
LWCC's Safest 70 Award. The award is to acknowledge outstanding
excellence and commitment to workplace safety. Companies are recognized
based onthe effectiveness of their safety efforts in preventing injuries and
controlling costs. LWCC has over 19,000 policy holders and only 70
receive this award every year. It is a great accomplishment by all
Petrin employees to have been part of this prestigious award.
PETRIN AWARDED PROJECT IN NORTH CAROLINA
Petrin was recently awarded an Insulation project at the DuPont
plant in Fayettville, North Carolina and began working on the
project in early March.
PETRIN HIRES MIKE SHIPP
Beginning in 2010 Mike Shipp became part of the Petrin Team as Director
of Corporate Operations. Prior to coming to Petrin Mike was a Construction
Manager with the Shaw Group in Baton Rouge and had also worked at Ciba-
Geigy and Dow Chemical. Petrin is looking forward to having someone of
Mike's caliber on board.
JOHNSON OBTAINS NACE CERTIFICATION
In January of 2010 Brandon Johnson, Coatings Division Project Manager,
received his Level I NACE Certification. Along with Allen Bevins, Petrin now
has two individuals with NACE certification. Bevins has achieved Level III.
Johnson is on track to become certified at the next level sometime this
PETRIN BREAKS GROUND ON NEW BUILDING
In January of 2010 Petrin Corporation broke ground next to its existing
headquarters on a new building that will house the Estimating and
Construction Management departments. In addition Scaffolding Rental
will also occupy several offices, as well as, Safety Directors from both companies.
Construction should be completed around August of 2010.
BLAST YARD UP AND RUNNING
Petrin's new Coatings and Blast Yard located just off of Highway 1 in Addis, LA
is now fully operational. There is over 30,000 square feet of covered space on
the 18 acre site. Jason Elliott, Coatings Division Manager, has been working
diligently to get the site prepared and fully functional.
FREEMAN APPOINTED TO NIA BOARD
Kenny Freeman, Executive Vice President and Co-owner of Petrin was recently
appointed to the National Insulation Association Board of Directors for a 3 year term.
NIA is headquartered in Reston, VA, and serves the Mechanical and Specialty
BEVINS RECEIVES NACE CERTIFICATION
Allen Bevins of Petrin's Coating Division had received his Level II and Level III Nace
certification. Allen is a Superintendent in the Division but also oversees quality
control at the Blast Yard.
PETRIN NORTH DIVISION MOVES TO NEW OFFICE
Petrin Corporation' El Dorado division moved into new offices in December of 2008.
The office located at 193 Prescolite Drive in Eldorado also has greater warehouse space
for additional material storage.