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BWC Terminals News Flash August/September 2021

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BWC launches BWC Employees 1st Fund

Employees helping employees who have experienced significant hardships caused by disasters and personal hardships such as hurricanes, fires, floods, or significant medical expenses.

BWC has elected to partner with the Employee Assistance Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, to administer our BWC Employees 1st Fund, allowing all donations to be tax-deductible. The foundation will start accepting grant applications in early October.

BWC Terminals will match $2.00 for every $1.00 donated through December 31, 2021, and $1.00 for $1.00 after that.

If you would like to make a one-time or continued donation through your payroll check, please click here for the form. Submit your form to Maria Cunningham, Payroll Manager at mcunningham@bwcterminals.com

BWC School Supply Drive

Harvey Terminal
Magnolia Park Terminal
Manchester Terminal
Sioux City Terminal
Stockton Terminal
Harvey Terminal
Riverdale Terminal
St. Paul Terminal

Together, we collected over 13,000 items and $600 in donations! Great job everyone!

Together, we make a positive impact in our communities!

We are growing again!

Stockton

Stockton Terminal expansion is moving along nicely with rings for two of the four tanks underway. The project consists of four heated 30,000 barrel tanks, 22 railcar unloading spots, 44 railcar storage spots, and two dock lines. Project completion is set for May 2022.

Port Allen

Port Allen tanks are on line for a 10 year contract consisting of 212,000 barrels of lube oil. Photos show piping upgrades and filter systems.

Jacintoport

Construction of two 30,000 barrel tanks and associated truck rack infrastructure is underway with everything scheduled to come on line by year end.

DEI Training

As outlined in our DEI Townhall meeting earlier this year, we are excited to launch our first set of DEI training for all employees.

These classes can be accessed through a desktop computer or the ADP app using your ADP log in information.

All employees must complete both training sessions by November 30, 2021.

We have an employee website?

Go to the BWC Terminals website, scroll to the bottom and select EMPLOYEES.

On the Employee site you can log your volunteer hours, review policies and benefit information, and more!

Congratulations!

BWC Terminals received the Safe Handling Award from CN Railroad for our successful record of shipping railcars!

Community

Cincinnati Terminal sponsors golf hole to supports local organization helping support families who are raising children living with life-threatening conditions in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas. Shana Connolly (pictured in black), Customer Service Manager, volunteered her time to support the cause.

BWC COVID Vaccination Incentive Program

The BWC Vaccination Incentive Program was launched to encourage employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccines voluntarily. In doing so, we hope to curb the spread of this virus and maintain business operations at our terminals and offices throughout the USA and Canada.

Time is running out! Program ends Friday, October 8, 2021.

Vaccination Incentive

Employees, up to Manager level, who are fully vaccinated:

Employees will receive $250.00 (subject to taxes and withholdings) upon presenting a CDC card as proof of full vaccination.

Employees, up to Manager level, that are not fully vaccinated:

Employees taking the Pfizer or Moderna Vaccine will receive $50.00 for the first shot and $200.00 for the second shot (subject to taxes and withholdings).

Employees taking the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will receive $250.00 for the shot (subject to taxes and withholdings).

Submit your CDC Vaccination card today to your supervisor or Kathy Dahlke, HR Specialist, at kdahlke@bwcterminals.com

COVID Emergency Paid Sick Leave – All employees

Through December 31, 2021, The Company will continue to pay fully vaccinated employees that contract COVID up to eighty (80) hours of time off so long as the employee timely submits a positive test result.

Non-vaccinated employees that contract COVID will not be eligible for Company-paid time off; however, employees may elect to use Paid Time Off (PTO), vacation, or sick leave, if applicable.

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

Hispanic Heritage month was established to celebrate the cultures of those from Spain, Mexico, Caribbean and South America.

On October 11th at 6:00 pm EST, join the Hispanic Reading Room at the Library of Congress and Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) in a virtual celebration of children’s and YA Latin American and Latinx literature. Hear from authors and illustrators amplifying stories and voices from across Latin American and Latinx communities for young readers.

Click here to sign up for the virtual event!

Click here to learn more about exciting events and activities for Hispanic Heritage Month!

BWC employees work together to overcome Hurricane Ida

Thank you to everyone who helped get Harvey, Port Allen, and Westwego terminals back in operation so quickly! In a short period of time, Houston and Texas City employees worked together to gather supplies, food, fuel, water, generators, air conditioners and more to support our employees and terminals in need.

All three terminals suffered minimal damage and back in operations quickly.

Employee News

Welcome to BWC Terminals!

Alfredo Ortiz - Terminal Operator - Stockton, Collin Brister - Terminal Operator - Port Allen, Jadyn Smith - Terminal Operator - Stockton
Joshua Amos - Terminal Operator - Jacksonville, Candace Warren - Customer Service Representative - Texas City, Emma Denison - Customer Service Representative - Sioux City, Austin Nickens - Terminal Operator - Port Allen

Open Enrollment is October 25th - November 8th

Get prepared and learn more about the difference between a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) and PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) plan

Click Here for a great resource to help you decide between HDHP vs PPO!

Webinar schedule will be posted soon.

IT Department

Don't forget to log your volunteer hours!

Remember, volunteering is part of our annual incentive program!

Top locations with average volunteer hours

  • Baltimore - 16.80 average hours
  • Cincinnati - 8.83 average hours
  • Westwego - 7.25 average hours
  • Texas City - 5.78 average hours
  • Stockton - 5.14 average hours

Shout out to all our coaches

Brian Messinger - Cincinnati, Cheyenne Mata - Texas City, Jennifer Gray - Texas City, Casey Perino - Westwego

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