4WARD: Fabrication Focus


By: Mark Danos

During our January town hall, I shared a few key words regarding our Fab Focus strategic priority—consolidate, optimize, and integrate. So what do these words mean to our strategic priority and what progress have we made?

The Amelia Integrated Services Complex or AISC is the short answer to that. A bit longer explanation is that on one common footprint, Amelia, we have been able to integrate nearly all of our service lines, optimize our related process, and consolidate two very different fabrication models into one, resulting in significantly more capacity and capability as a company.

While the market is not nearly where we would like it to be, I am encouraged by the work our team has made in coming together as AISC and what this does to position us for success as opportunities arise. Just yesterday, I was touring our AISC with a prospective customer representing a large, international job, and the customer continued to marvel at the potential of the site. His dilemma was that he needed multiple project services spread among several different companies in different yards along the Gulf coast. He didn’t realize that he could have everything done in one location by one company. This customer has had to delay his project several times due to logistics issues and cost…something that AISC positions us to solve for him.

I am not sure what will come of this opportunity, but it is opportunities like this that make me confident that by integrating, optimizing, and consolidating as AISC, we are poised to “solve big challenges for our customers” and differentiate ourselves from our competitors on the gulf coast.

Mark Danos

Mark began his career at Danos in the Larose fabrication shop as a blaster / helper during his high school summers. After a long hiatus from Danos involving a stint at LSU to get his mechanical engineering degree, a year of mission work in Kenya, and 10 years with ExxonMobil doing project work around the world, Mark returned in 2013. Mark is an owner and executive responsible for project services.


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