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Golden Triangle Business Roundtable 27th Annual Contractor Safety Awards


The Golden Triangle Business Roundtable (GTBR) honored businesses for safety performance during work performed on local plant projects in 2017 at the 27th An­nual Contractor Safety Awards, held at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites on Walden Road in Beaumont on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Special guest speakers included U.S. Rep. Randy Weber and State Rep. Dade Phelan. The keynote speaker was Jonathan Hunt, vice president of Terminal Operations for Energy Transfer Partners.

Never give up

In 2004, Livingston native Ronnie Hindsman was doing what he’d done a thousand times before – a simple job out of a bucket truck for the Sam Houston Electric Cooperative, where he’d been working for more than 25 years. It was a job he’d done so many times that he didn’t bother wearing rubber gloves.

“There are things some people just get too comfortable working on,” Hindsman said. “There was some miscommunication between me and the foreman.”