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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

Performance Contractors Trains Veterans for a New Career

Performance Contractors recently launched a new program near Fort Polk, Louisiana. The program is designed to help service members transitioning back into civilian life gain the necessary skills for not only a new job, but a new career. Performance Contractors reveres our nation's veterans. We recognize their distinguished military values, commitment to our country and promise of excellence. Performance Contractors is actively seeking military professionals who are looking for a career  ... MORE

Performance works with Veterans and Military featured in the May-June issue of the Recruiter Journal

In an article by Jennifer Villaume titled "Potential Partner Instrumental to Hiring Veterans in Baton Rouge", Performance Contractors describes their new affiliation with the military through the Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program. Through Performance Contractors President Art Favre, Director of Human Resources Chet Ferraci, and David Theriot, Project Services Coordinator, the company hopes to recruit qualified employees from currently serving and veteran military personnel.  ... MORE

Performance Contractors, proud sponsor of the LSU Tiger Racing Team

The Tiger Racing team is made up of students in LSU’s Mechanical Engineering department, assisted by students in other disciplines, who build a race car from scratch to compete each year in the Formula SAE® Design Series race car competition in Michigan. This year's competition was May 8th through 11th, 2013. Blazing speed, careful precision and impeccable design are all elements to consider when designing a race car, and nobody knows this better than Tiger Racing, the Univer ... MORE