Lockport, La. . . . Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. was awarded the 2011 “Award for Excellence in Safety” by the Shipbuilders Council of America for the seventh consecutive year. With focused efforts of continuous improvement, they also earned the 2011 SCA “Award for Improvement in Safety”.: Chris Bollinger, Bollinger Shipyards, Inc.’s Executive Vice President, receives SCA’s Award for Excellence in Safety and the 2011 SCA Award for Improvement in Safety from SCA President, Matthew Paxton (pictured left) at the SCA Spring General Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C.
On April 24, 2012, The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) presented the award during the association’s Spring General Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C. The Award for Excellence in Safety is given to member companies with the lowest Total Recordable Incident Rates (TRIR) based on a quarterly injury and illness survey conducted by the association. This was the seventh year in a row that Bollinger received this award.
Bollinger also earned the 2011 SCA Award for Improvement in Safety Award. This honor is given to members who have reduced their TRIR by ten percent or more.
Upon accepting the award, Bollinger’s Executive Vice President of New Construction, Chris Bollinger said, “Congratulations to our entire team of dedicated employees on this great honor. We are proud of our commitment to safety, and this continued success in making Bollinger one of the safest shipyards in America. These awards confirm that safety is first throughout our organization and that we are committed to continuous improvement in providing a safe working environment.”
SCA is the national trade association representing the U.S. shipyard industry. SCA members constitute the shipyard industrial base that builds, repairs, maintains and modernizes Navy ships and craft, U.S. Coast Guard vessels of all sizes, as well as vessels for other government agencies. In addition, SCA members build, repair and service America’s fleet of commercial vessels. The Council represents 50 companies that own and operate over 120 shipyards, with facilities on all three U.S. coasts, the Great Lakes, the inland waterways system, Alaska and Hawaii. SCA also represents 78 supplier and affiliate members that provide goods and services to the shipyard industry.
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. (www.bollingershipyards.com) is a leading designer and builder of ocean-going double hull barges, offshore oil field support vessels, tug boats, rigs, liftboats, inland waterways push boats and barges, fast military patrol boats and other steel and aluminum products from its new construction shipyards. Bollinger is the largest vessel repair company in the Gulf of Mexico region with a total of 28 dry-docks in Louisiana and Texas. Bollinger has 10 shipyards and all are strategically located between New Orleans and Houston with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and the Intracoastal Waterway.