BATON ROUGE AREA
Johnny Caine, a Baton Rouge-based Republic Services Inc. driver, has been named Driver of the Year in the large residential category by the National Waste & Recycling Association.
He was one of nine drivers selected from 908 nominees representing 30 companies nationwide. He drives an average of 460 miles each week making 7,200 pickups along his routes.
Baton Rouge General Medical Center has been recognized as a Platinum Level Fit-Friendly Worksite and earned the Worksite Innovation Award from the American Heart Association. The honors are given to organizations nationwide who demonstrate a commitment to promoting wellness and achieving measurable success in improving workplace wellness.
NEW ORLEANS AREA
The Louisiana Bar Foundation has named as Fellows Catherine Lasky, an attorney with Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison LLC in New Orleans; Judge Joy Cossich Lobrano, of the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal in New Orleans; Charles M. Thomas, an attorney with Huber, Slack, Houghtaling, Pandit & Thomas in New Orleans; and Colby F. Wenck, an attorney with Michael Hingle & Associates LLC in New Orleans. The foundation works to improve the justice system and promote equal justice under the law.
Eyewitness News and WWLTV.com received two regional Edward R. Murrow awards. The overall excellence award honored the station’s commitment to investigative reporting and breaking news coverage online and on-air, as well as feature reporting, sports and public affairs coverage.
The second award was for sports reporting for reporter/anchor Juan Kincaid’s story on injured Tulane football player Devon Walker and his recovery.
AROUND SOUTH LA.
The Regal Construction LLC work on the Nucor Steel Support Buildings project in Convent earned the company an Eagle Award in the pre-engineered building-all contract amounts category of Associated Builders and Contractors’ national Excellence in Construction Awards.
Regal Construction design-built the iron plant’s 14,000-square-foot administrative building, 10,000-square-foot multipurpose building and 7,500-square-foot laboratory and control room building using steel produced by the owner.
Danos, based in Larose, received the National Ocean Industries Association’s Safety in Seas Culture of Safety Award recognizing the company’s commitment to safety. Judges were from the U.S. Coast Guard, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, National Academy of Sciences Transportation Review Board and an independent industry safety consultant.