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Performance Contractors earns a GBRIA Craft Workforce Development Excellence Award

In the category of General Construction & Maintenance, in the Division II Size Category, Performance Contractors, received Craft Workforce Development award. The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance, Inc. (GBRIA) announced the winners of its Seventh Annual Craft Workforce Development Excellence Awards at a banquet held on September 4 at Renaissance Baton Rouge in Baton Rouge, LA. The awards program recognizes and rewards contractors who invest in workforce development pro ... MORE

First Spools Leave the Texas Pipe Fabrication Shop

Performance Contractors, Inc. reached a significant milestone on May 7, 2014 at the new Texas Pipe Fab Shop. The first completed spools were loaded onto a truck a sent out for painting. The staff at the Texas office, and the crew from the shop gathered together to take a picture in front of the load to commemorate the occasion. Matt Villere, Performance Texas’ Regional Manager, had this to say about the new shop: “We are excited about the expansion of our pipe fabrication business into ... MORE

Courtney Debetaz earns his MBA!

Courtney Debetaz, Project Coordinator in the Fabrication Shop in Baton Rouge, LA, completed his Executive MBA in December of 2013 from LSU. LSU’s MBA program required extensive dedication to Courtney’s lifelong goal. Subjects ranging from financial planning and accounting to business negotiations and statistics were covered every other Friday and Saturday for 17 months. During the 17 month program Courtney traveled throughout China for two weeks for his international business  ... MORE

Students Win State Welding Competition

Three of Performance Contractors ABC Students competed in the annual state welding competition in Baton Rouge,LA. We're proud to announce that our students took first place, second place and third place in the welding competition. Trae Falcon - 1st place (bottom center) Clayton Fletcher - 2nd place (left) Michael Yarbrough - 3rd place (right) ... MORE

Breaking New Ground

ART FAVRE Founder/president, Performance Contractors Growing up in Gulfport, Miss., Art Favre had little doubt about where he would go to college. "LSU always seemed the logical choice," the founder and president of Performance Contractors Inc. says. "Deciding what to major in proved a bit more difficult."Whether it was by fortune, fate, or luck, Favre chose industrial construction. Not a bad choice. Last year, the company he founded in 1979 posted $574 million dollars in revenue, placing ... MORE

Art Favre, Industrial Construction Chair

Art Favre, a member of LSU's first Construction Management graduating class, has provided for a chair position in LSU's Construction Management Department. The CIAC is taking an active role in the recruitment process for this position. The Art E. Favre Construction Chair is responsible for supporting and advancing teaching and research. The successful chair is to develop and lead a strong research program within the college's upcoming interdisciplinary research clusters and is expected to ment ... MORE

Performance Contractors Inc Named 2014 Military Friendly Employer

Performance Contractors Inc. announced today that it has earned the 2014 Military Friendly Employer® title by Victory Media, the premier resource for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment. Companies competed for the elite Military Friendly Employer ® title via a data-driven survey of over 5,000 companies independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP. Criteria included a benchmark score across key programs and policies such as the strength of company ... MORE

Performance Contractors continues to set the standard in pipe fabrication.

Performance Contractors is growing to meet the demands of a rapidly expanding industry with the construction of the new Texas Pipe Fabrication Shop in Rosharson, Texas. Set for completion in February of 2014, the state-of-the-art shop will be the third of its kind with similar shops operating in Alabama and Louisiana. Located at 27002-A on Hwy 288 in Rosharon, TX, the 63,000+ square foot facility will be able to significantly add to Performance’s production of quality pipe fabrication serv ... MORE

Greene County Vo-Tech students compete at national level

Greene County Vo-Tech welding and mechanic students recently traveled to Kansas City competing in the National Skills USA competitions. More than 300,000 students and advisors join Skills USA annually, organized into more than 17,000 sections in 52 different states. Skills USA has served more than 11.2 million members since its founding in 1965. Skills USA mission is to empower its members to become world class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. Skills USA is an applied met ... MORE

History Making Industrial Growth

Lake Charles, LA - Growth in the Lake Charles and Baton Rouge, Louisiana areas is expected to help boost employment in Louisiana to an all-time high of more than 2 million jobs by 2015, despite uncertain national growth, according to a new report from Louisiana State University economists Loren Scott and James Richardson. With $46.6 billion in industrial expansions planned in the Lake Charles area, construction jobs are expected to jump from about 6,000 now to 14,000 in 2016. This area lead ... MORE