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Turner Industries Honors Family Patriarch with Pledge to LSU

The Turner family through Turner Industries has gifted $5 million to Louisiana State University’s Department of Construction Management, which is to be named in honor of the late Bert S. Turner, father of the Turner family and founder of Turner Industries.  The contribution, in support of LSU’s Breaking New Ground Campaign, is the largest gift given to the Department of Construction Management and will assist in the renovation of Patrick F. Taylor Hall as well as the construction of a chemical engineering building.

“Bert Turner and the Turner family are well known for their many contributions to higher education,” says Roland Toups, Turner Industries’ Chairman and CEO. “This is one of the many ways to remember him, while, at the same time, supporting and expanding the opportunities for LSU’s future construction management students.” Mr. Turner graduated from LSU’s College of Engineering in 1943 and was named a member of the Hall of Distinction in 1991.