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Frank Smiddy started ProAct Services Corp. in 1994 with the intention to fulfill a water and air treatment services need for the industrial market. more

Feb 1, 2017 8:00 AM Engineering, Procurement & Construction

According to William Prentice, chairman and CEO of Meridian Energy Group Inc., the company’s new Davis Refinery in North Dakota will be one of the most modern, efficient and environmentally compliant more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Plant Management & Operations

Stacy Putman was recently recognized with a Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Plant Management & Operations

Serving as the plant manager at Methanex’s Geismar methanol facility, Glynn Fontenot feels proud of the work everyone within the Methanex organization has done to successfully start up two plants in one calendar year. more

May 1, 2016 12:29 PM Plant Management & Operations

The Houston Area Safety Council (HASC) has long been a provider of safety training and limited occupational testing but not medical services — until now. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

The future of the Texas economy is dependent on global trade and the overall competitiveness of all of its ports, but it is especially dependent on the Port of Houston. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Offshore & Marine

Dimensional Services Inc. was founded in 2005 by William Bonner, a pioneer in laser scanning and tracking for reverse engineering and other 3-D metrology applications. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Engineering, Procurement & Construction

Mitch Krutilek hit the ground running when he joined Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) Cedar Bayou as plant manager last January. The site was already engaged in its U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Petrochemicals Project to build an ethane cracker. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Plant Management & Operations

Pete Vrettakos, founder and original chairman of the board for BRACE Industrial Group, has more than 30 years of industry experience. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Maintenance & Reliability

When you walk into Shell Chemical Geismar Plant General Manager Rhoman Hardy’s office, a sense of collaboration permeates the air — from his office room furniture complete with a circular meeting table to his genuinely warm smile. more

Nov 1, 2015 8:33 AM Plant Management & Operations

Growing up in Cleveland, Matthew Tobin remembers his father working at Republic Steel. “At that time, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, there was a lot of steel being produced in this country,” he said. more

Nov 1, 2015 12:00 AM Tanks/Terminals/Storage

For Mary Trost, Ph.D., serving as the inaugural plant manager to the first greenfield fuels refinery built in the U.S. in nearly 40 years is a homecoming that her entire career has built up to. more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Plant Management & Operations

The development of shale resources in the U.S. has sparked a tsunami-like wave of investments, especially in the Texas Gulf Coast. more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Refining/Petrochemical

It’s fair to say, in addition to its hundreds of synthetic lubricant and grease products, ExxonMobil Beaumont Lube Plant also manufactures a culture of safety. more

Sep 1, 2015 10:41 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

In 2006, Frank Cortez transferred from an Air Liquide Cogen Facility in Texas to the Air Liquide Geismar Cogen as plant manager. more

Sep 1, 2015 10:14 AM Plant Management & Operations

When you’re general manager of The Lubrizol Corporation’s Texas plants, it requires the ability to manage multiple priorities. But Tanya Travis, who has held the general manager position since January 2014, makes this juggling act look easy. more

Aug 1, 2015 5:00 AM

Starting less than 20 years ago with a little over 2,000 miles of pipeline, Richard D. Kinder built Kinder Morgan into the U.S.’ third most valuable energy company. more

Aug 1, 2015 5:00 AM

When it comes to the energy business, Ryan Sitton believes there is no better focal point from which to operate than the U.S. — particularly, the state of Texas. more

Jun 1, 2015 5:00 AM

As president and CEO of the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region, which is celebrating its 30th year, Chad Burke oversees the Houston Ship Channel’s economic development corporation. more

May 1, 2015 5:00 AM

The Flint Hills Resources Houston Chemical Plant has achieved over four years without a recordable injury to an employee and is on the cusp of one year without a contractor recordable injury. more

May 1, 2015 5:00 AM

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