Update: 2020 Strategic Initiatives


By: Eric Danos

We’re half-way through 2020. This is a great time to glance back at what we have accomplished through our Strategic Initiatives and look ahead at what’s next. One of the main themes for 2020 has been for us to be focused. We recognized the need to bring key initiatives through to completion without being distracted by adding too many new things. But we never envisioned how this year would create so many unexpected obstacles and distractions. Read More...

Michelle Valenzuela Saves Customer Money


By: Jay Bourgeois

Buyer Michelle Valenzuela is a recent addition to our Danos team but brings a lot of experience as a buyer in the Permian Basin area. Since day one of coming on board, she has worked diligently to add more vendors to our system and to get us more competitive pricing from vendors with whom we were already doing business. Read More...

The Secret Sauce


By: Nicole Williams

When Paul Danos interviewed me 11 years ago, he told me the company had three main goals: Honor God, make money and have fun. In the business world, those are words one rarely comes across, but my personal values, work ethic and Danos’ were a perfect match. At that moment, I knew I was on board. Read More...

Tito's Hazard Hunt Challenge


By: John Able

At a recent morning safety meeting, Safety Specialist Gonzalo “Tito” Lujan challenged crews to inspect their tools and pull out any with damages or needing to be replaced. Read More...

Barry Voisin Impresses Ankor


By: Bart Bergeron

During a routine customer service follow-up, Operations Manager Bart Bergeron called Ankor mechanic Dewayne Harris to see how his recently overhauled fire water pump was running. He said it was operating like new. He then continued saying how professional and dedicated Lead Mechanic Barry Voisin was in performing this task. Read More...

Developing Great People Series: Shawn Portier


By: The Pipeline

​Shawn Portier, a native of Bourg, Louisiana, made the most of his time in high school. Not content to just get his diploma and get out, Shawn saw an opportunity and seized it. He enrolled in a dual-education program, spending half a day in regular high school and half a day in a technical/trade school for electrical training. Read More...

Shell Safety Day at Danos


By: Clay Carter

The SS-332 Shell Pipeline construction crew took time before re-mobilizing this week to have Shell Safety Day hosted at Danos headquarters in Gray. The Shell project manager and Shell project engineer led safety discussions geared around this year’s theme of "human performance, failing safe and communication." Read More...

Teamwork At Its Finest


By: Mark Theriot

The collaboration between recruiting, hiring and training last Friday was teamwork at its finest. The specific training requirements for our crew members on this job has resulted in new challenges, and the response to this complex project says a lot about who we are as a company and individually as leaders. In a matter of days, our team led by Talent Acquisition Lead Kevin Ramirez, Human Resource Supervisor Susan Mahfouz, Training Coordinator Wanda St. Pierre and Training Supervisor Josh Boudreaux executed some of the best and most efficient work in the industry. Read More...

Go Big or Go Home: I&E Install For 140,000-Barrel Railcar Offloading Facility


By: The Pipeline

When Danos automation managers sat down to plan for a project involving a new greenfield railcar offloading facility, the first challenge they faced was understanding the scope and size of the job. The team had an abundance of experience performing similar work but never at this scale. With five interconnected sites spread over approximately three quarters of a mile, everything about this job would be a challenge. Read More...

Double Duty SWA


By: Clay Daugherty

Thank you to Danos team member John Buie, scaffold coordinator for project logistics at Danos’ Amelia yard. In addition to his project logistics duties, John has been performing daily scaffold inspections for our Weeks Marine project at Bollinger Shipyard in Amelia. Read More...