Spindletop Award winner for 2018 is Trans-Global Solutions

The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce named Trans-Global Solutions Inc. (TGS) its 2018 Spindletop Award Recipient at a press conference Wednesday, May 23.

TGS is a leading provider of transportation, comprehensive railroad and heavy civil construction services. The company’s capabilities include marine terminal development and operations, industrial real estate development, earthwork and civil construction.

Interim Chamber President Andy Dill made the announcement to a mixed crowd of media, Chamber officials, members and other area business owners and representatives.

The company was founded in Jefferson County in 1975 and has been not only a leading contributor to the growth of the petrochemical industry, but also a mentor and public servant with outstanding contributions to area youth. The company’s co-owner and CEO William "Bill" Scott has served as chairman of the Jefferson and Orange County Pilot Commission and as vice chairman of the Texas State University System which includes Lamar University. In addition, he has served many years on the Executive Board of the Three Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

“We’re very proud that the Chamber chose to award this to us,” said Scott. “I want to mention that my brother Dick, who was in partnership with me for over 30 years … as some good brothers do, he has sold his (part) of the business to my three sons and has retired to the Hill Country. It’s a real honor. We’ve been here a long time. … We did our first job at Intercontinental Grain Corporation at the Port of Beaumont in 1975. We’re proud to partner with the Beaumont community and to give back whenever we get an opportunity.”

TGS recently partnered with BASF in the initiative “Hope After Harvey” to rebuild homes devastated by Hurricane Harvey in Jefferson, Orange, and Hardin counties.

The Spindletop Award was created in 1999 to recognize larger area businesses for outstanding corporate citizenship and overall impact on our community. A committee consisting of Board members and past chairs of the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce chooses the award recipient. Some of the factors considered in the selection are prior history in our community, overall impact on the economic vitality of Southeast Texas, collaboration with other business and governmental entities, forging a common path for the development of our area and overall reputation as an outstanding organization.

“There’s just a rich history of great businesses that have been recognized over the years and we’re very excited to continue that tradition this year,” Dill said.

This year’s Spindletop Award winner will be formally recognized at the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting on Oct. 9. The keynote speaker for Annual Meeting will be Gov. Greg Abbott.

All seats are reserved. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event. For additional information, visit the Chamber website at wwww.bmtcoc.org.

For sponsorships and tables contact (409) 838-6581. Tickets are $75 for members and $100 for non-members.

Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce Interim President Andy Dill and Trans-Global Solutions Inc. (TGS) CEO William "Bill" Scott. TGS is the 2018 Spindletop Award recipient.