Shipbuilders Council of America honors Bollinger for excellence in safety for 15th consecutive year


LOCKPORT, LOUISIANA – Bollinger Shipyards was presented with the 2019 “Excellence in Safety” Award by the Shipbuilders Council of America (“SCA”) for its exceptional record of safety in the shipyard industry. Bollinger has been the recipient of the prestigious Excellence in Safety Award for 15 consecutive years – an unprecedented streak in the industry.

The Shipbuilders Council of America, the national association for the shipyard industry, presented the award to Bollinger’s President and CEO Ben Bordelon for the company’s exceptional record of safety, enhancement of operations and promotion of safety and accident prevention over the past year.

“Bollinger Shipyards is proud to have earned the SCA Excellence in Safety Award for the 15th consecutive year,” said Ben Bordelon, Bollinger President and CEO. “This exceptional achievement is attributable to and only made possible by the unyielding focus of our workforce to uphold our pledge and commitment to obtain the highest level of workplace safety in our industry. This year’s award is especially meaningful given the unprecedented times and challenges which we’re facing as a nation. I want to commend the resilience and dedication of our employees who, despite the threat of global pandemic, continue to work safely and efficiently. In the evolving field of occupational safety and health, Bollinger Shipyards remains committed to building a culture of safety excellence in the maritime industry.”

“Bollinger remains a maritime industry leader in workplace safety because of its continued, unwavering commitment to protecting the health and safety of its workers,” said Matthew Paxton, SCA President. “Bollinger is devoted to designing, building, repairing and maintaining top notch military and commercial vessels to ensure a robust domestic shipyard industrial base and the legacy of superior shipbuilding.We’re proud to recognize Bollinger and its hardworking men and women who lead the shipyard industry’s culture of safety year after year.”


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