Fangneng Huang and Gene Reagan, both professors in the LSU AgCenter Department of Entomology, have been honored by the Southeastern Branch Entomological Society of America.
Huang received the 2013 Award for Excellence in Integrated Pest Management recognizing significant contributions to the research programs of the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station. Haung has directed over 40 research projects and acquired over $1.7 million in external support for his research programs in resistance development in insects.
Reagan, the LSU AgCenter Austin C. Thompson Distinguished Professor of Entomology, received the first award as the organization’s subject matter expert and liaison to the U.S. EPA Office of Pesticide Programs. Reagan has more than 230 scientific publications and acquired more than $1.5 million in national competitive grant support. His research projects often emphasize “multi-crop landscape perspectives, integration across disciplines and collaboration with scientists and practitioners on the development and use of integrated pest management systems.
The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance Inc. announced winners of its 2013 Contractor Safety Excellence Awards. The top award, the 2013 Hal G. Ginn Safety Excellence Award, was earned by Triad Electric and Controls Inc. Awards were presented for the best overall performance in categories divided by company size:
- General Construction and Maintenance Contractors — Small: James Construction Group LLC’s infrastructure and maintenance division, first place; Regal Industrial Group, second; and River Parish Maintenance Inc., third. Medium: Performance Contractors Inc., first; Excel Contractors Inc., second; and Shaw Maintenance Inc., third. Large: Jacobs Field Services North America Inc., first; Turner Industries Group LLC, second; and Zachry Industrial Inc., third.
- Specialty Trades-Soft Craft Contractors — Small: PCS Industrial Outsourcing, first; Steam and Process Repairs Inc., second; and Midwest Cooling Tower Services Inc., third. Medium: Global Industrial Contractors, first; Topcor Belco LLC, second; and Petrin Corp., third. Large: Brock Services LLC, first; Excel Modular Scaffold and Leasing, second; and Brand Energy Solutions LLC, third.
- Specialty Trade–Hard Craft Contractors — Small: Westgate LLC, first; Pala Interstate LLC, second; and Turner Specialty Services LLC’s mechanical division, third. Large: Triad Electric and Controls Inc., first; ISC Constructors LLC, second; and Turner Industries Group LLC’s specialized welding, third.
- Technical Support Contractors — Small: Capitol Ultrasonics LLC, first; John L. Lowery and Associates Inc., second; and V.J. Rollo Security Services Inc., third. Medium: Guardian Compliance/Seal Tech Inc., first; Gulf Engineering Co. LLC, second; and ORR Safety, third. Large: SGS Petroleum Service Corp., first; Turner Specialty Services LLC’s non-destructive testing, second; and Veolia Water, third.
Associated Builders and Contractors presented Turner Industries the 2012 National Safety Excellence Award in the NAICS - 237 - heavy and civil engineering contractor category and the National Excellence in Construction Eagle Award in the industrial $10 million-$25 million category for work on the Total Petrochemicals Expansion project in Carville.
Keep Louisiana Beautiful received a Keep America Beautiful Gold State Recognition Award for distinguishing itself as an exemplary statewide affiliate organization by promoting KAB’s mission statewide and for its program support for its local affiliate communities across Louisiana.
Louisiana won CiCi Awards from Trade & Industry Development magazine for four business development projects in 2012, more than any other state and tying a previous record for the state set in 2009. Louisiana’s winning projects include the $6 billion Sempra Energy LNG project in Hackberry and the Sutherland Global Services project in Alexandria, which were among the Top 15 new community impact projects; the $2.1 billion CF Industries Holdings Inc. project in Donaldsonville and the $900 million Benteler Steel/Tube project at the Port of Caddo-Bossier in Shreveport, among the Top 15 new corporate investment projects.
Dr. Charles B. Foy Jr., of Madisonville, was presented the Distinguished Service Award by the Louisiana Dental Association. The award is given annually to individual members who exemplify the highest standards of professional conduct in dentistry and make extraordinary contributions to dentistry and their community.