December 4, 2016 to December 10, 2016, Leeville, LA
The sixth annual Hobie Fishing World Championship (HFW6), presented by Rhino-Rack™ and hosted by Hobie Cat® Company, will take place in Lafourche Parish, December 4-10 of this year. Anglers from around 25 countries are expected to compete for the chance to be crowned this year’s Hobie Fishing World Champion
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Early voting is Nov. 26 through Dec. 3 (except Sunday) from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Dec. 10 Congressional General Election
BOLLINGER RECEIVES THE 2015 SHIPBUILDERS COUNCIL OF AMERICA “AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SAFETY”
Lockport, La. . . . Bollinger Shipyards was presented the 2015 “Award for Excellence in Safety” for the eleventh consecutive year by the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) on April 14, 2016, during the association’s Annual General Membership Meeting in Washington, DC. This award is given to member companies with the lowest total recordable incident rates (TRIR) based on a quarterly injury and illness survey conducted by the Association.
Ben Bordelon, Bollinger’s President and CEO said, “For 11 consecutive years, Bollinger Shipyards was recognized for outstanding performance in workplace safety. Earning the SCA Award for Excellence in Safety is a testament to our employees’ unwavering dedication and focus. At Bollinger, we remain steadfast in our commitment to attain the highest level of safety and dedicated to future advancement of safety in the maritime industry.”
SCA is the national trade association representing the U.S. shipyard industry. SCA members constitute the shipyard industrial base that builds, repairs, maintains and modernizes U.S. Navy ships and craft, U.S. Coast Guard vessels of all sizes, as well as vessels for other U.S. government agencies. In addition, SCA members build, repair and service America’s fleet of commercial vessels. The Council represents 39 companies that own and operate over 85 shipyard facilities, with facilities on all three U.S. coasts, the Great Lakes, the inland waterways system, Alaska and Hawaii.
Bollinger Shipyards, LLC (www.bollingershipyards.com) is a leading designer and builder of fast military patrol boats, ocean-going double hull barges, offshore oil field support vessels, tug boats, rigs, liftboats, inland waterways push boats, barges, and other steel and aluminum products from its new construction shipyards. Bollinger has 10 shipyards and all are strategically located throughout Louisiana with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and the Intracoastal Waterway. Bollinger is the largest vessel repair company in the
Gulf of Mexico region with a total of 29 dry-docks.
Danos Names Four Vice Presidents
GRAY, La. – November 23, 2015 – Danos has added to its leadership team by promoting James Callahan, Mark Danos, Stacey Gisclair and Reed Peré to executive roles within the company.
“These four outstanding individuals bring a wealth of talent and more than 70 years of industry experience to our executive leadership team,” said CEO and President Hank Danos. “I am confident that James, Mark, Stacey and Reed will enhance the strategic direction of Danos.”
As vice president of finance, James Callahan is responsible for overseeing the company’s domestic and international administration, finance and accounting activities. Prior to joining Danos in 2013, Callahan served as chief executive officer for Superior Shipyard and Fabrication, as well as chief operating officer for SJI LLC, a privately held telecommunications company.
Mark Danos serves as vice president of project services, supervising the company’s project management, construction and fabrication divisions. He is responsible for all domestic and international deepwater, subsea, shelf and onshore projects. Prior to joining the company, he worked in project management for ExxonMobil, supporting large capital projects around the world. Mark Danos is a third-generation owner of the company and member of its board of directors.
Stacy Gisclair brings over two decades of human resources experience to her position as vice president of human resources. Through her oversight and management of the company’s human resources and recruiting activities, Gisclair ensures that Danos continues its commitment to a high-performance culture. In 2015, she received the company’s “Quality Person of the Year.” Gisclair worked for Edison Chouest Offshore prior to joining Danos in 1999.
Vice President of Production Services Reed Peré is responsible for the quality of work and adherence to safety policies of the company’s global production workforce. He has been with Danos since 2006, and in 2012 received the “Quality Person of the Year” award. His background in secondary education and 10 years in the energy industry make Peré well suited to managing Danos employees in locations around the world.
WORKFORCE INNOVATION and OPPORTUNITY ACT (WIOA)
The LAT Board is a federally funded mandated program that receives state funds to assist eligible individuals in the parishes of Lafourche, Assumption and Terrebonne with employment, education and training opportunities.
The intent of the Act is to allow Local Workforce Boards to give oversight to the workforce system, where Job Training, Education, Employment Services, information on job vacancies, and training opportunities are available at a single location. However, signed into law July 22, 2014 was the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) that replaced the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).
WIOA began implementation throughout the state, July 1, 2015. The nominations for Private Sector members to serve on the Local Board will still have to be submitted by Chambers of Commerce or Trade Organizations. The Public Sector members will be nominated through the appropriate public agencies.
The Board is focused towards the demand industry sector and businesses that provide employment opportunities.
Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the LAT Workforce Development Board is searching for board members to represent the industry categories of Medical, Transportation, Manufacturing/Construction and Oil & Gas. Board meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each quarter at 11:00 a.m., followed by lunch in either Terrebonne or Lafourche Parish. These meetings are held to discuss various matters and performance associated with the Adult/Dislocated Worker and Youth programs as per State driven plan.
The minimum size of the workforce board is 23 members.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Cheri Blanchard at (985) 876-8946 or the LAT Workforce Development Board at (985) 580-7249. Frank Lewis, Director
BOLLINGER DELIVERS THE CGC HERIBERTO HERNANDEZ,
THE 14TH FAST RESPONSE CUTTER TO THE USCG
LOCKPORT, La., Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the HERIBERTO HERNANDEZ, the 14th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard.
The announcement was made by Bollinger’s President & C.E.O., Ben Bordelon. “We are very pleased to announce the delivery of the latest FRC built by Bollinger Shipyards, the HERIBERTO HERNANDEZ, to the 7th Coast Guard District in Puerto Rico. We are looking forward to honoring and celebrating the heroic acts of Hernandez at the vessel’s commissioning.”
The 154 foot patrol craft HERIBERTO HERNANDEZ is the 14th vessel in the Coast Guard’s Sentinel-class FRC program. To build the FRC, Bollinger used a proven, in-service parent craft design based on the Damen Stan Patrol Boat 4708. It has a flank speed of 28 knots, state of the art command, control, communications and computer technology, and a stern launch system for the vessel’s 26 foot cutter boat. The FRC has been described as an operational “game changer,” by senior Coast Guard officials.
The Coast Guard took delivery on July 30, 2015 in Key West, Florida, and is scheduled to commission the vessel in Puerto Rico during October, 2015.
Each FRC is named for an enlisted Coast Guard hero who distinguished him or herself in the line of duty. This vessel is named after Coast Guard Hero Heriberto Hernandez. Hernandez, a Fireman aboard the 82-foot Coast Guard Cutter Point Cypress made the ultimate sacrifice as he braved enemy gunfire in South Vietnam while patrolling the Vietnamese coastline. For his bravery as he faced the enemy, Hernandez was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart Medal and the Bronze Star Medal with the Combat “V” device.
Bollinger Shipyards LLC (www.bollingershipyards.com) is a leading designer and builder of fast military patrol boats, ocean-going double hull barges, offshore oil field support vessels, tug boats, rigs, liftboats, inland waterways push boats, barges, and other steel and aluminum products from its new construction shipyards. Bollinger has 10 shipyards and all are strategically located between New Orleans and Houston with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and the Intracoastal Waterway. Bollinger is the largest vessel repair company in the Gulf of Mexico region with a total of 30 dry-docks in Louisiana and Texas.
A Parishwide Comprehensive Resiliency Plan
The Comprehensive Resiliency Plan was adopted by Lafourche Parish Council on April 8, 2014.
The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014
CLICK HERE to review of copy of the Amendment.