Saturday, November 18, 2017, 7 AM – 8 PM
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BOLLINGER DELIVERS THE USCGC JOSEPH GERCZAK TO THE USCG – THE 26TH FAST RESPONSE CUTTER
LOCKPORT, La., Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the USCGC JOSEPH GERCZAK, the 26th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard took delivery on the 9th of November 2017 in Key West, Florida. The vessel’s commissioning is scheduled for March 9, 2018 in Honolulu, HI.
“We are excited to announce the delivery of the latest FRC, the USCGC JOSEPH GERCZAK,” said Ben Bordelon, Bollinger President & C.E.O. “This FRC built by Bollinger Shipyards will be the second FRC to be stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii. Previous cutters have been stationed in Florida, San Juan, PR, Cape May, NJ, Ketchikan, Alaska, and Pascagoula, MS. FRCs already in commission have seized multiple tons of narcotics, interdicted thousands of illegal aliens and saved many lives. The FRC program is a model program for government acquisition and has surpassed all historical quality benchmarks for vessels of this type and complexity. The results are the delivery of truly extraordinary Coast Guard cutters that will serve our Nation for decades to come. We are extremely proud that the Fast Response Cutters built by Louisiana craftsmen here at Bollinger Shipyards are having such a major impact on our country’s safety and security.”
The 154 foot patrol craft USCGC JOSEPH GERZACK is the 26th vessel in the Coast Guard’s Sentinel-class FRC program. The FRC has been described as an operational “game changer,” by senior Coast Guard officials. 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.
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 Joseph Gerczak. Gerczak, a signalman third class, was on board the USS LST-66 during the initial assault against the Japanese-held Borgen Bay Area of New Britain on December 26, 1943. As Japanese dive bombers attacked his ship, Gerczak manned his battle station with expert marksmanship and unwavering perseverance. In recognition for having gallantly given his life for his country, Joseph Gerczak was posthumously awarded the Silver Star. He also posthumously received the Purple Heart and Presidential Unit Commendation that was awarded to LST-66 for meritorious service in action against the Japanese.
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.
Danos acquires construction assets in West Texas, moves to larger facility
HOUMA, La. – 10/10/17 – Danos has acquired the civil construction assets and transitioned several skilled craftsman from Renegade Backhoe Services (RBS), located in Levelland, Texas. With this acquisition, Danos takes over RBS’ fleet of backhoes, heavy-haul trailers, dump trucks and associated construction services equipment.
“In addition to our well-established production and roustabout lines of services, Danos can now offer support for construction operations to customers in Western Texas and Eastern New Mexico,” said Jeremy Adkins, general manager of U.S. land operations for Danos. “We are committed to investing and growing our Permian operations to better serve existing and prospective clients.”
Danos has also relocated its Lubbock office to a larger facility in Levelland with shop space and a lay-down yard for equipment and materials. The new location is closer to Danos’ northern Permian field operations, offers more office space for employees and provides storage space for backhoes and other equipment.
The company’s Midland office, located at 1501 W. Francis Ave., works in tandem with the Levelland location to offer Permian customers an integrated services offering, including project management, automation, production workforce and facility construction. The recent acquisition bolsters these service offerings with site-preparation, pad construction, dirt work, utility installation and hauling services.
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
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
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