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Performance Contractors Lights it Up Blue to Celebrate World Autism Awareness

Performance Contractors will be lighting up our buildings blue during the month of April to celebrate world autism awareness month. Light it Up Blue is a global initiative that kicks-off Autism Awareness Month. This program helps raise awareness throughout the globe about autism, early diagnosis and early intervention. World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) has been celebrated on April 2 every year since 2007, when the United Nations adopted this as a global health issue. It is one of only three ... MORE

Performance Contractors selected for the Military Times Best for Vets.

Military Times announced its Best for Vets: Employers 2014 rankings. The organization is comprised of Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times which is focused on culture and policies that cater to military veterans. Employers survey, a highly respected, nearly 90-question analysis of a company’s efforts to connect with veterans and provide an environment for success earned Performance Contractors 46th on the Best for Vets 2014 rankings. “As with all of the ... MORE

Performance Contractors is Recognized for Exemplary Safety Standards

Associated Builders and Contractors Safe Day Award Performance Contractors will be recognized by Associated Builders and Contractors for outstanding corporate safety and health plans and exhibit superior safety initiatives. The awards presentation will take place April 17, 2015 in Birmingham, AL. Performance Contractors will be receiving the 2015 Safe Day Gold Award. GBRIA Safety Excellence Awards In March of 2015, The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alli ... MORE

Performance Contractors Opens Another Pipe Fabrication Facility in Port Allen, Louisiana

Now operating four highly efficient pipe fabrication facilities located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Irvington, Alabama, Rosharon, Texas and the latest shop to open in Port Allen, Louisiana. Performance Contractors has doubled our ability to deliver quality fabricated pipe with a total of 240,000 sq. feet of manufacturing capacity. In addition, to better manage the increased demand for raw production material, a new 15,000 sq. feet pipe support shop has recently opened in Alabama to control suppli ... MORE

Performance Contractors personnel in Port Neal raise $65,000 for Toys for Tots

Performance Contractors participated in the Toys-for-Tots drive to give back to the Port Neal Community. Employees at the CF Industries Iowa project came together in support for children in need during the holiday season. The campaign kicked off November 10, 2014 during the weekly All Hands Safety Meeting with a goal to donate 1,000 toys. The goal was later stretched to 1,400 toys. Employees rallied with toys and dollars. A shopping team was assembled to manage the fundraiser—C ... MORE

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