Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading Industrial Gases company celebrating 75 years of operation. The company’s core Industrial Gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world’s leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment. The company’s Materials Technologies business, which Air Products intends to spin-off by September 2016, serves the semiconductor, polyurethanes, cleaning and coatings, and adhesives industries. The company had fiscal 2015 sales of $9.9 billion and was ranked number 284 on the Fortune 500 annual list of public companies. Approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries strive to make Air Products the world’s safest and best performing Industrial Gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers.
Austin Industries is one of the nation’s largest, most diversified U.S.-based construction companies. With more than 6,500 employee-owners, Austin Industries provides nearly every type of civil, commercial and industrial construction services through the expertise of our operating companies. Today, Austin is an international business with an annual volume of almost $2 billion. Our company prides itself in delivering exceptional service on large, highly complicated projects with particular emphasis on qualified teams and performance. *The Austin Advantage* Austin Industries is one of the nation’s largest, most diversified U.S.-based construction companies. With more than 6,500 employee-owners, Austin Industries provides nearly every type of civil, commercial and industrial construction services through the expertise of our operating companies. Today, Austin is an international business with an annual volume of more than $1 billion. Our company prides itself in delivering exceptional service on large, highly complicated projects with particular emphasis on qualified teams and performance. *Exemplary Performance* What we do is create value through exemplary performance. Exemplary performance means providing lower cost, faster project completion, quality work, quick response to customer needs, safe operations and uncompromising integrity in everything we do. That’s the basis upon which we compete in the marketplace and is the means by which we serve our customers, our employee-owners and our communities. *The Austin Difference* Austin Industries is a well-managed high performance company that grows based on the needs of our customers and markets we serve. Our customers recognize the differences that make Austin Industries unique in providing customer-focused solutions. Our boundary-less organization has a free flow of information resulting in a leadership culture that is both top-down and bottom-up. Our high-energy employee-owners are entrepreneurial and adaptable, and by making decisions like owners, they deliver innovative solutions customized to our customers needs.
*Our story* Since 1959, Bartlett Cocke General Contractors has been on the cutting edge of construction. Founded by Bartlett Cocke. Jr., we have grown from a single person owner/operator construction company to become one of the largest, most respected and trusted general contractors in Texas. Five decades of satisfied clients can attest to our successful track record of safety, timely completion, cost savings and quality. *Our foundation is our people.* Many of our employees, skilled craftsmen, officers and shareholders have been with us for over 25 years. And for good reason. We are employee-owned, financially well-managed and promote and reward creativity and responsiveness within our organization. Our employees are not only passionate about the project they’re working on; they are invested in each other and the company as a whole. These are just a few of the reasons that we were voted one of the “Best Places to Work” in Texas. As a result of our people-centric culture, our clients and design partners quickly discover that we are team players with full partner commitment on every project. *Our company specs: Passion. Excellence. Service.* Loving what we do is only part of the equation. Providing superior contracting services, which in turn promote the best interest of our clients, is also essential. Bartlett Cocke General Contractors regularly makes value-added planning, scheduling and construction recommendations that solve complex challenges and save our clients millions of dollars on “brick and mortar” issues. We also conduct some of the strongest internal quality programs and safety initiatives in the state, which helps us to maintain a strong financial position and bonding capacity. We are proud of our total service package, including our Start-to-Finish planning process, which results in a complete and timely close-out with no loose ends. *Success begins at the top* Our corporate culture and customer relations are defined by our group of leaders. Our leadership group of industry professionals fosters a collaborative work environment while being integrally involved in individual project success and providing a clear vision for the future of our firm.
Brand Energy Solutions
we are brand, and it shows Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services is a premier provider of integrated specialty services to the global energy, industrial and infrastructure markets. Its extensive portfolio of specialized industrial service offerings include scaffolding, coatings, insulation, refractory, formwork & shoring, specialty mechanical services, cathodic protection and other related crafts. In North America, Brand operates in five key market segments: Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Industrial and Infrastructure. History What started as a Chicago-based insulation company in 1961 has evolved into a global diversified provider of specialty services. Since its entry into the access provider market in the 1970s, Brand has flourished into a major player, aiding in the system scaffold revolution in the 1980s and helping lead the construction industry workforce development effort in the 1990s. Since the 1990s, Brand has been growing and adapting to meet the ever-increasing needs of our clients and the global market pressure for our services. With our commitment to excellence as our driver, Brand will continue to successfully fulfill the needs of industry, creating VALUE for our clients.
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
Background On July 1, 2000, Chevron Corporation and Phillips Petroleum Company, now Phillips 66, combined their worldwide petrochemical businesses, excluding Chevron’s oronite additives business, to form Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC. Chevron and Phillips 66 each own 50 percent of Chevron Phillips Chemical. •Chevron Phillips Chemical is one of the world’s top producers of olefins and polyolefins and a leading supplier of aromatics, alpha olefins, styrenics, specialty chemicals, piping, and proprietary plastics. •Chevron Phillips Chemical produces chemical products that are essential to manufacturing over 70,000 consumer and industrial products. •Chevron Phillips Chemical, with its joint venture partners, operates 36 manufacturing and research centers. •Chevron Phillips Chemical is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas (north of Houston). •Chevron Phillips Chemical has approximately 5,000 employees worldwide. Top Workplaces Award Recipient In 2014 and 2015, Chevron Phillips Chemical was awarded a Top Workplaces honor by the Houston Chronicle. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few. Facilities Chevron Phillips Chemical, with its joint venture partners, currently has 34 production facilities located in the United States, Colombia, Singapore, China, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Belgium. Significant Projects •Chevron Phillips Chemical is studying the possibility of expanding its normal alpha olefins (NAO) capacity – targeting at least a 20 percent increase in a phased approach – at its Cedar Bayou Chemical Complex in Baytown, Texas. Construction would be targeted to commence in the first quarter of 2014, and the project would be completed in the fourth quarter of 2015. Final approval would be sought in the third quarter of 2013. •The company is nearing completion of the expansion of a Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) Fractionator Complex. With the expansion, the NGL fractionation unit will increase capacity by approximately 22,000 barrels per day or a 19 percent increase over current capacity. •Construction is under way on a project to build the world’s largest on-purpose 1-hexene plant capable of producing up to 250,000 metric tons (551,000,000 pounds) per year. The project is anticipated to start up during the first quarter of 2014. •In March 2011, Chevron Phillips Chemical announced that it plans to pursue a project to construct a 1.5 million metric tons/year (3.3 billion pounds/year) ethane cracker and ethylene derivatives facilities in the United States Gulf Coast region. The two new polyethylene facilities would each have an annual capacity of 500,000 metric tons (1.1 billion pounds) and would utilize Chevron Phillips Chemical’s proprietary Loop Slurry Technology. •Saudi Polymers Company (SPCo) and its joint venture partner, National Petrochemical Company (Petrochem) safely achieved start-up and commercial production for its new facilities in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The integrated SPCo petrochemicals complex includes world-class operating units that are capable of producing Ethylene (1,220 kmta), Propylene (440 kmta), Polyethylene (1,100 kmta), Polypropylene (400 kmta), Polystyrene (200 kmta) and 1-Hexene (100 kmta). •Chevron Phillips Chemical owns three world-scale plants in the State of Qatar, including Q-Chem, a world-scale ethylene, polyethylene and 1-hexene complex; RLOC, one of the world's largest ethane crackers; and Q-Chem II, a world-scale olefins and polyolefins complex. Research & Development Chevron Phillips Chemical has two research and development centers worldwide. These facilities provide full-scale petrochemical and polymer research including new catalyst development, product and process development, and commercial process support. •Chevron Phillips Chemical employs more than 250 scientists, researchers, and engineers in its research facilities. •Facilities conduct a full range of research activities, including laboratory/bench and pilot scale experimentation, analytical and mechanical testing, patent support, and technical and service support for customers worldwide. •Chevron Phillips Chemical’s state-of-the-art plastics technical centers are equipped with the latest processing and testing technology for molding and extruding of polymer and copolymer resins. •Chevron Phillips Chemical currently holds more than 2,400 patents and patent applications. •Chevron Phillips Chemical’s loop slurry process for HDPE production is one of the most widely licensed processes in the world with more than 80 commercial reactor facilities utilizing this technology.
Continental Fabricators, Inc.
As a leading provider of pressure vessels, towers, drums, FCC and SRU equipment, we take pride in offering quality fabrication to ASME Section VIII, Division 1, ASME Section 1, B31.1, B31.3 and API 650 codes of construction. We work with all carbon steels including HIC tested and HIC resistant, low alloy steels including 1 1/4, 2 1/4, 5 and 9 Chrome including P91, all stainless steels 304, 304L, 304H, 316, 316L, 316H, 321, 347,410, 410S, Duplex, Alloys including C276, C22, 600, 625, 800,825, 800HT, 400, alloy 20, Stellite hardfacing, weld overlay and all clad materials. Additional items we fabricate and services provided include: SRU Burners, FCC steam rings, diplegs, cyclone patches, flue gas lines, overhead lines, risers, j-bends, air grids, half soles, nozzle assemblies, clips, weldments, stress relieving, machining, painting, forming, dishing of plates and shell plate rolling. We can ship by truck, rail air or barge.
Covestro is a world-leading manufacturer of high-tech polymer materials for key industries. Its products and application solutions are nearly everywhere in modern life. With its innovative strength the company is constantly coming up with new developments which benefit society and the environment.
East Harris County Manufacturers Association
The East Harris County Manufacturers Association (EHCMA) is a professional organization that includes more than 130 manufacturing companies. We are dedicated to providing jobs, upholding environmental standards and providing a better quality of life for our neighbors in and around the Greater Houston area.
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. has grown significantly since its IPO in July 1998, increasing its asset base from $715 million to $48 billion at June 30, 2015. This phenomenal growth is a result of expansions from organic growth opportunities, as well as acquisitions. Listed below is our current portfolio of assets. Overview of Combined Operations Pipelines 49,000 miles of natural gas, NGL, crude oil, refined products and petrochemical pipelines Storage (Salt Dome) 225 million barrels (MMBbls) of NGL, refined products and crude oil storage capacity 14 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas storage capacity Natural Gas Processing 24 natural gas processing plants Fractionation 22 NGL and propylene fractionators NGL Import/Export Terminals Houston Ship Channel Import Terminal offloading capacity – 14 MBbls/hr Houston Ship Channel Export Terminal loading capacity – 16.5 MBbls/hr
Gulfspan Industrial LLC
Gulfspan Industrial LLC is a mechanical construction and industrial services firm that specializes in performing turnarounds and shutdowns, as well as new construction, tower and vessel services, heat exchanger services, maintenance, planning and management for customers in the upstream, midstream, and downstream process industries. We operate nationwide with offices in both Houston and Beaumont, Texas, which includes complete fabrication and support facilities to enhance our field operations. Since 1983, our management and staff have established an unparalleled reputation for taking on the most difficult projects and successfully completing them on time, under budget, and most importantly, with the highest level of safety performance.
Houston Business Roundtable
The Houston Business Roundtable was established in 1973 as an association of construction users to be the owners’ voice in Houston for the construction industry. From the late 70’s through the mid 80’s, HBR’s focus turned to all aspects of cost effective project and construction management including engineering, design, procurement and construction. Then HBR evolved to broaden its focus to include major emphasis on safety & health, workforce development and best practices, not only in construction, but also in the operation and maintenance of the facilities in our industry. HBR’s purpose is to inform its membership regarding industry trends, new technology and best work practices and to facilitate industry improvements through the synergism of having our members and subscribers working together on issues and initiatives. The Houston Business Roundtable (HBR) is a non-profit association whose membership consists primarily of refining, chemical and energy companies. All industrial owner companies that use engineering, construction and maintenance services are invited to join HBR. Additionally all Contractor companies, service companies and suppliers that work for member companies and support the greater Houston area industry are encouraged to participate as Subscribers of HBR. Many of the issues addressed, forums held and best practices shared at HBR focus on the interface and interaction between the owner companies and their contractors and suppliers. Individual member companies and subscribers do not impair their freedom of action by joining the Roundtable. Each company continues to make its own decisions regarding its policies and business tactics and to make their own contractual arrangements. We do believe that these decisions will be more informed and effective through active membership in HBR. OUR MISSION To develop, share and promote best practices that improve industry performance in areas of safety, health, environment, workforce skills, work quality, productivity and costs. HBR VISION To be the preferred source of forums and programs that lead to continuous improvements in safety, engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Educational Programs
Since the Show began in 1932, nearly $375 million has been committed to the youth of Texas. The Show has presented more than 15,500 scholarships since the first scholarship was awarded in 1957. Because college is only a dream for so many students, the Show has made an extraordinary impact on the lives of countless young men and women in its quest to benefit the youth of Texas and support them through education. Currently, more than 2,100 students are on Show scholarships, attending more than 100 different Texas colleges and universities. The value of these scholarships is approximately $40 million. All recipients of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo scholarships must demonstrate academic potential, citizenship/leadership and financial need, and they must attend a Texas college or university.
KBR, Inc. is a global technology, engineering, procurement and construction company serving the hydrocarbons and government services industries. For decades it has been the company that customers turn to for their most challenging assignments. With operations in 40 countries, KBR has more than 25,000 people delivering services to customers in over 70 countries. Together they represent an unmatched reservoir of talent and experience in a wide range of markets.
The leader for all your turnaround, specialty maintenance, and heat exchanger fabrication needs Ohmstede is the only company that offers fully integrated turnaround and specialty maintenance services with state-of-the-art repair and fabrication facilities under "one roof." We earn our customers' trust every day, offering a single point of accountability to oversee your project. Coupled with our turnaround and specialty maintenance capabilities, Ohmstede is the largest U.S. manufacturer of shell and tube heat exchangers, including replacement tube bundles, channels and shells. From the field to the shop and back again Customers have peace of mind knowing Ohmstede is on the job. Whether it’s a full unit turnaround, replacing a complete heat exchanger or tube bundle, or repairing a component in our shop, Ohmstede coordinates and handles the entire job, as your single point of responsibility with no handoffs. Size matters: greater flexibility to handle jobs of all sizes Ohmstede handles projects of any size even those with the tightest deadlines. That's because: •We're not limited to one location – our six shops are in the backyard of more than two-thirds of all the refining and petrochemical manufacturing capacity in the U.S. They are fully coordinated giving our customers unparalleled rapid response times, all over North America. and worldwide. •Ohmstede has more fabrication capacity than any of our competitors. Our technology enables us to gear up at multiple locations for any large job, or to handle smaller projects at a location near the customer. With superior time management and quality control, Ohmstede gets our customers back up and running as quickly as possible. Performance you can count on Ohmstede’s craftsmen are the best in the business – highly trained and certified in accordance with ASME and other industry standards. We deliver the experience and specialty skills to turn your job around fast, minimizing your plant’s downtime. Refiners can count on Ohmstede to manage specialty maintenance services for heat transfer equipment on a daily basis through long-term embedded service agreements. Ohmstede’s crews and equipment are located on-site, providing constant support, significantly reducing maintenance costs and extending equipment life.
Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. With a portfolio of Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses, the company processes, transports, stores and markets fuels and products globally. Phillips 66 Partners, the company's master limited partnership, is an integral asset in the portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 14,000 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $48 billion of assets as of March 31, 2016.
The PVF Roundtable is an organization of companies involved in the pipe, valve and fitting industry. These firms may be manufacturers, distributors, piping designers, engineering firms, construction companies or end-users. Membership is by company, with each firm designating a Primary Member, who serves as the main contact, and as many Associate Members as appropriate as in any geographical location served by that firm. This permits both national and local concerns to be identified and addressed by the Roundtable if applicable. The PVF Roundtable is chartered under the laws of the State of Texas as a not-for-profit corporation and membership costs may be treated accordingly. Membership is renewable on a calendar basis.