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BWC Terminals News Flash June and July 2021

Photo from Westwego Terminal

Welcome to Westwego!

Westwego Office

Meet the Team!

Kenneth Feist is our Terminal Manager who has been with the Company 11 years and in the terminal industry for 41 years.
Paul Gisclair, Wade Gaubert, Damon Payne, Brian Gauthier, Clarence Guidry, Front Row - Darius Vidal, Damon Wang, Randy Carmardelle, Casey Perino Damon Payne joined in April of this year; bringing 11 Years of terminal experience to the Company. Damon is active in the Community tutoring math to 9-12 yr. old children and Coaches Football.
Paul Gisclair has been with the Company for 13 years and is currently the Lead Operator.
Jerry Smith has been with us for 25 years with his current role as a Terminal Operator. Jerry enjoys spending time with his daughter and supporting the community with Boys Town of America, Paralyzed Veterans, and Sioux Indians.
Pictured Left to Right Terry Mipro - Accounting Manager, Robin Fiest - Administrative Assistant, Marieva Knudsen - Accounts Payable Specialist, Donald St. Pierre - Controller Projects
Lynn Wesley, Payroll Specialist and her beautiful family.
Casey Perino has been with the Company for 8 years with his current role being Terminal Operator. Casey enjoys spending time with his family in their new home and while coaching his daughters softball team and watching his son play T-Ball.
Westwego Mascot!

Congratulations to our Commercial Team! Another Successful Deal in Stockton!

120,000 barrels of Corn Oil storage with 4 - 30,000 barrel tanks for 10 years. With this contract Stockton has 12 tanks (248,000 barrels) under contract through 2030!

Delta Variant

Variant D (Delta) was first detected in the United States in March 2021 and is predominantly the cause of the 4th wave of infections. The variant seems to spread more easily and quickly than other variants, which is leading to more cases of COVID-19. The increase in cases at BWC Terminals will put additional strain on our operations.

BWC Terminals is encouraging each employee to consider being vaccinated as the statistics show that 95% of the positive cases are non-vaccinate people.

The VACCINE will:

  • substantially reduce your risk of getting COVID
  • substantially reduce the risk you unintentionally spread COVID
  • tremendously reduce your risk of dying from COVID if you get it
  • tremendously reduce your risk of serious illness from COVID if you get it

Please consider getting vaccinated!

Let us do this together and get vaccinated for a stronger BWC!

Pride Month

LGBT+ Pride Month is celebrated in June to commemorate the riots held by members of the LGBT community against a police raid that took place at the Stonewall Inn in New York City on June 28, 1969.

Pride month is about acceptance, equality, celebrating the work of LGBTQ+ people, education in LGBTQ+ history and raising awareness of issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community.

Be proud of who you are everyday, no matter who you love.

Riverdale Operators Clean up after Tornados hit the Chicago area

The terminal operators in Riverdale have to wear many hats, Grounds clean up is one of them. After tornados hit the Chicago area, Riverdale had trees down around the office. Operators were able to clean up the debris, saving BWC money from having it done by a third party.

Supporting our Local Volunteer Fire Department

Terminal Managers Tommy Bankhead (Manchester) and Paul Grider (Magnolia Park) hosted a community fund raising (Bass Fishing Tournament) event for the city of Zavalla’s Volunteer Fire Department. The VFD raised $1500.00 for this event to purchase valuable life saving equipment for the community.

Pictured (Left to Right): Tommy Bankhead - Manchester Terminal Manager, Fire Chief Thomas Blalock and Paul Grider - Magnolia Park Terminal

Customer moving from Manchester to Jacintoport

A customers' Acid Dilution Skid had to be relocated by a crane in preparation for their move from Manchester to Jacintoport.

Men's Health

  • Eat healthy – add more fruits and vegetable into your diet and try to limit eating foods that are high in calories, sugar, salt and fat.
  • Get moving –make a personal goal to reach 2 ½ hours of physical activity per week.
  • Quit tobacco - tobacco smoking is the number one preventable cause of death in the U.S. and the primary cause of COPD and lung cancer.
  • Make prevention a priority – schedule yearly checkups and regular health screenings with your doctor or local health department
  • Set an example – be a role model with healthy choices for those who may be watching you.

Jacintoport receives first railcars!

BWC Stores Wind Turbines

BWC is supporting wind energy by providing a storage location in the Houston area.

5 Tips to Stay Cool in the Summer Heat

  1. Take breaks and cool down in air-conditioned rooms or take an occasional cool bath or shower. Fans are great for keeping cool, but they won’t lower your body temperature during times of extreme heat. If you need to be outdoors and, in the sun, it’s important to take breaks in a cool, indoor, or shaded area.
  2. Pay attention to the heat index! Your risk of a heat-related illness spikes when the heat index rises to 90°F/32°C or above.
  3. Watch for signs of dehydration: fatigue, headache, nausea and/or insomnia; constipation and/or dark yellow urine; excess thirst and dryness.
  4. Address symptoms early, before they become a dangerous problem. Untreated heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke over time.
  5. Drink lots and lots (and lots and lots) of water. Aim for 64 ounces a day. You can even use this month’s activity to help you get there.

BWC Terminals Supports Helmets to Hardhats in Stockton!

Helmets to Hardhats is a national, nonprofit program that connects transitioning active-duty military service members, veterans, National Guard and Reservists with skilled training and quality career opportunities in the construction industry.

Pictured left to right: Michael Marks (San Joaquin Building Trades appointed to the Contractors State License Board by Governor Newsom), Tim McDavid (SVP BWC and army veteran), Raul Hernandez (San Joaquin Building Trades), and Nick Weathers (Helmets to Hardhats - Northwest Regional Manager)

Philadelphia Terminal 1st to have a Lending Library for the community and employees!

The Philadelphia team took on the challenge from the DEI Task Force to establish a lending library for the employees and communities to support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion awareness. GREAT JOB!

Pictured Left to Right: Nick Schirg, Tom Lare, Aaron Reca, Demar Davis, Chris Kast, Ben Troxell, Frances Penko, Robert Berg, and Susan Bianca

Employee News

Welcome to BWC Terminals!

Kewan Bullock- Terminal Operator - Manchester, Aaron Burton - Terminal Operator - Manchester, August Roitsch - Director, Finance Project Controls - Houston Corporate
Lorraine Gray - Director, Project Management - Houston Corporate, Lance Remedies - Terminal Operator - Manchester, Castin Russell - Terminal Operator - Manchester

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