San Antonio, Texas – Turner Industries recently received the Business of the Year Image Award from The Career & Technical Association of Texas / Association for Career & Technical Education. Turner Industries was recognized as an entity that has contributed to the success and promotion of career and technical education (CTE), thereby positively impacting the image of CTE. Turner sends their top company welding instructor into area schools near their Paris, Texas pipe fabrication facility to provide onsite welding instruction for the manufacturing classes. Turner also funds the training and their instructor, David Venderburg, teaches the type of welding that supports their industry and the local community. Many students are hired right out of high school. The program is a great cost savings to students and provides the right skills for the right job.
Accepting for Turner Industries were Michelle Hardy, business support & marketing from Turner’s corporate office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Charles Gilbert, QA/QC manager of Turner’s Pipe Fabrication Division, Paris, Texas.