Tips to Beat Record-Breaking Heat this Summer

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Tips to Beat Record-Breaking Heat this Summer

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Stay Cool and Beat the Heat

As temperatures rise, it’s important to stay cool to protect yourself from the dangers of heat exhuastion. We have compiled tips from the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) Policy and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) National Emphasis on Heat, which aim to enhance heat safety standards.

What is Heat Illness?

Heat Illness refers to the array of heat related health complications that arise from over-exposure to heat, especially when performing strenuous activities. Heat Illnesses include: heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat syncope, and heat stroke.

Essential Safety Tips for Hot Weather


Stay Hydrated

Drinking enough water is crucial to maintaining a healthy body temperature. Hydration helps your body regulate heat and prevents dehydration. Remember to drink water regularly, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Avoid excessive intake of caffeine and alcohol as they can lead to dehydration.


Dress Appropriately

Wearing loose-fitting, lightweight, and breathable clothing can make a significant difference in staying cool. Opt for light-colored outfits that reflect the sun’s rays instead of absorbing them. Additionally, don’t forget to wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to protect your face and eyes from direct sunlight.


Seek Shade

When the sun is at its peak, it’s wise to seek shade whenever possible. Shade provides respite from direct sunlight and can help lower the overall temperature around you. If you’re spending time outdoors, look for trees, umbrellas, or canopies to create your own shade.


Take Regular Breaks

Engaging in strenuous activities for prolonged periods in high temperatures can put you at risk of heat-related illnesses. Ensure you take frequent breaks, especially during peak heat hours. Use these breaks to rest in a cool and shaded area and allow your body to recover.


Acclimate Gradually

If you’re not accustomed to hot weather, it’s essential to acclimate your body gradually. Sudden exposure to extreme heat can be overwhelming and increase the risk of heat stress. Begin by spending shorter amounts of time in the heat and gradually increase exposure over several days to help your body adjust.


Check on Vulnerable Individuals

During hot weather, it’s crucial to check on the well-being of vulnerable individuals such as children, the elderly, and those with chronic illnesses. They are more susceptible to heat-related complications and may require additional assistance. Offer support and help them stay cool and hydrated.


Know the OSHA National Emphasis on Heat Guidelines

OSHA has placed significant importance on heat safety, issuing guidelines and recommendations to protect workers from heat-related hazards. Familiarize yourself with these guidelines, especially if you work in industries that expose you to high temperatures. Understanding your rights and employer responsibilities can help ensure a safe working environment.

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Monitor the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT)

The Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) is a useful metric used to evaluate the risk of heat-related illnesses. It takes into account factors such as temperature, humidity, wind speed, and solar radiation. Stay informed about the WBGT readings in your area, especially if you work or exercise outdoors. Adjust your activities accordingly to minimize risk.

Wet Bulb Globe Temperature vs Heat Index

While the WBGT and Heat Index both attempt to describe how “hot” it is and the potential for heat related stresses, they go about it in different ways.

► Heat Index is more commonly used and understood by the general public – the higher the values the hotter it’s going to feel and the higher the threat for heat related illnesses. It’s calculated from the temperature and relative humidity. What’s not commonly known is that Heat Index assumes you are in the shade

► WBGT also uses the temperature and humidity in its calculation, but temperatures are measured in direct sunshine. It also factors in wind speed, sun angle, and cloud cover.  

Bottom-line upfront >>>> what value should you use? For day-to-day activities, heat index will serve you well. If you work outside or plan on any sort of vigorous outdoor activity in the full sun, use the WBGT. 

Creating a Comprehensive Hurricane Preparedness Kit for Your Home: A FEMA-Backed Guide

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Your Hurricane Preparedness Kit Checklist: Helping you keep your home and family safe

Living in a hurricane-prone area requires adequate preparation to ensure the safety and well-being of yourself and your loved ones. One of the most important steps you can take is to assemble a well-equipped hurricane preparedness kit. In this blog, we will guide you through the essential items recommended by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to include in your hurricane disaster kit. By following these recommendations, you can enhance your readiness and resilience in the face of a hurricane.


Water and Food Supplies

When preparing for a hurricane, it is crucial to have an ample supply of clean water and non-perishable food items that can sustain you and your family for at least three days. FEMA suggests the following:

  • Water: Store one gallon of water per person per day. Ensure you have at least a three-day supply for each household member, considering both drinking and sanitation needs.
  • Non-perishable Food: Choose foods that do not require refrigeration or cooking. Opt for canned goods, energy bars, dried fruits, and other long-lasting items. Remember to include a manual can opener and baby food or pet food if necessary.

Essential Medications and First Aid

Maintain a well-stocked first aid kit and ensure an ample supply of prescription medications. Here are some recommendations:

  • First Aid Kit: Include adhesive bandages, sterile gauze pads, antiseptic wipes, scissors, tweezers, latex gloves, a thermometer, and over-the-counter medications for pain relief, allergies, and gastrointestinal issues.
  • Prescription Medications: Keep at least a seven-day supply of prescription medications for each family member. Check the expiration dates regularly and replenish as needed.

Communication and Lighting

During a hurricane, power outages and disrupted communication networks are common. Prepare to stay connected and well-informed with these items:

  • Battery-Powered or Hand-Crank Radio: Include a NOAA Weather Radio or a battery-powered radio to receive important updates and information.
  • Cell Phone and Chargers: Keep your cell phone fully charged before the storm hits and have portable chargers or extra batteries available.
  • Flashlights and Extra Batteries: Store several flashlights in your kit along with a good supply of extra batteries. Consider using LED flashlights for longer battery life.

Personal Items and Sanitation

Personal Items and Sanitation: Maintaining hygiene during and after a hurricane is essential for health and well-being. Include the following items:

  • Toiletries: Pack toilet paper, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, and personal hygiene products.
  • Plastic Bags and Duct Tape: Have a supply of plastic bags for waste disposal and duct tape for various emergency repairs.
  • Comfort Items: If evacuating, pack sleeping bags, pillows, extra blankets, and battery powered fans. Traffic backs up, and you may need to stop to sleep before making it to your destination.

Important Documents and Cash

Protect your vital documents and have access to cash in case electronic payment systems are unavailable:

  • Important Documents: Store copies of identification documents, insurance policies, medical records, and other essential papers in a waterproof container or airtight bag.
  • Cash: Keep a reasonable amount of cash in small denominations, as ATMs and credit card systems may not function during power outages.

By heeding FEMA’s recommendations and creating a comprehensive hurricane disaster kit, you can ensure the safety, comfort, and resilience of your household during and after a hurricane. Remember to periodically review and refresh your supplies, customize your kit based on your family’s specific needs, and stay informed about local evacuation plans and emergency protocols. Prioritizing preparedness can help mitigate the impact of a hurricane and provide peace of mind in challenging times.

Remember to consult FEMA’s official website ( for the most up-to-date information and guidelines on hurricane preparedness and response. Stay safe, be proactive, and protect what matters most – yourself and your loved ones.

LEMOINE is a global provider of comprehensive Disaster Services equipped to prepare, respond, recover, and mitigate the impact of natural and man-made disasters. Our team of industry leaders provides expertise in a range of services to address all aspects of disaster recovery including grant and program management, inspections and claims, strategic surge staffing, and emergency provisions such as power, water, and fuel. By strategically investing in leading companies worldwide, LEMOINE is empowered to provide exceptional support throughout the entire disaster lifecycle, enabling us to respond effectively to national and international disasters.

LEMOINE Empowers Employees to Make a Difference

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LEMOINE Volunteerism

In 2022, LEMOINE made a vow to continue improving the communities we serve by implementing a Volunteerism Policy as a benefit for our employees and our communities. We believe that giving back is the only way forward. To encourage our employees to go out and volunteer for the organizations and causes they are passionate about, we have added Paid Volunteer Time to our Benefit Plan. We have added Volunteerism to our Corporate Goals for all employees as part of our Incentive Plan as well. Together, we have already made a difference. In Q1 of 2023, LEMOINE has logged 763 Hours of Volunteer Time. We decided to interview some of our employees who have logged Volunteer Time, and their responses are below.

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  1. Which organization did you volunteer for? Lasagna Love (
  2. Where was this (City, State)? Baton Rouge, LA
  3. Why did you choose this organization? / Why was this cause important to you? I was struggling with figuring out how to fit volunteering into a busy schedule. I asked myself: You need to make meals anyway, why not make extra for those in need? Food insecurity has always been a cause I’ve felt passionate about, and Lasagna Love allowed me to personally help those in need in an innovative and more personable way. Lasagna Love is a global nonprofit and grassroots movement that aims to positively impact communities by connecting neighbors with neighbors through homemade meal delivery. They also seek to eliminate stigmas associated with asking for help when it is needed most. Their mission is simple: feed families, spread kindness, and strengthen communities.
  4. Tell me about your experience. I was able to volunteer and make meals for several families in need. One family had recently had an accident and was struggling with cooking due to injuries. Another was a group of college students who hadn’t had a home-cooked meal in months. Another was a family of 9 that was struggling financially. I love to cook, and lasagna is one of my favorite dishes, so I found this was a great way to give back to the community and spread kindness to those going through difficult times.
  5. What does it mean to you that LEMOINE offers a Volunteer Policy? It boosts employee engagement and job satisfaction. Employees have been able to contribute their time and skills to causes they care about, promoting a sense of purpose and fulfillment. Since it is a policy that is promoted by the company, employees openly discuss their volunteer opportunities with coworkers, which allows others the opportunity to investigate volunteering with new organizations and may also provide the opportunity to team build, bond, and collaborate.
  6. Have you volunteered at this organization before? No, this was my first time volunteering with them, but it was such a fulfilling experience that I plan on continuing.

Brittany B.

Proposal Coordinator

2023 Hogs for the Cause
  1. Which organization did you volunteer for? Hogs for the Cause (Hogs for the Cause)
  2. Where was this (City, State)? New Orleans, LA
  3. Why did you choose this organization? / Why was this cause important to you? Hogs for the Cause is affiliated with Children’s Hospital New Orleans which is not only an important LEMOINE Client, but a pillar in our local community. CHNO provides exceptional healthcare to the children of our state. I can personally testify to this as my daughters have both received emergency and primary pediatric care at CHNO. Volunteering for CHNO cancer patients and their families is a wonderful opportunity.
  4. Tell me about your experience. Hogs for the Cause is such a fun event! It is a mix of food, live music, competition, and the community rallying to support a good cause. It can be a lot of work to get everything set up and ready on the opening day, but our group always has fun while we are at it.
  5. What does it mean to you that LEMOINE offers a Volunteer Policy? I love that our culture includes a service mindset, that we collectively know how important and fulfilling it is to give back to our communities. Having it formalized as a policy proves that this mindset is present in the leaders of our organization and sets a high standard for companies in our industry and beyond.
  6. Have you volunteered at this organization before? 2023 was my third year doing Hogs for the Cause with LEMOINE. Looking forward to 2024!

Brett T.

Assistant Program Manager - Program Services

Firehouse Ministries Shelter
  1. Which organization did you volunteer for? Firehouse Ministries Shelter (Firehouse Shelter)
  2. Where was this (City, State)? Birmingham, AL
  3. Why did you choose this organization? / Why was this cause important to you? No one should go hungry. This organization helps rehabilitate men and reintegrate them into society by providing them food (Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner), a place to sleep, and a program to help them find jobs.
  4. Tell me about your experience. I try to go once a week, but no less than 2 times a month to cook and serve dinner with the shelter staff. We are always finding creative ways to use the food donated by local businesses and the public to create a well-balanced meal for the men in the shelter.
  5. What does it mean to you that LEMOINE offers a Volunteer Policy? This industry is all about servitude, but requiring us to branch out and find different ways to contribute to our communities is an excellent idea and a good way to keep us engaged. Without this policy, I’m not sure I would have found the Firehouse! I’m glad I did.
  6. Have you volunteered at this organization before? Not before I started working with LEMOINE. I now go pretty routinely as time allows.

Jennifer C.

Project Accounting Manager

St. Joseph Diner
  1. Which organization did you volunteer for? St. Joseph Diner (St. Joseph Diner)
  2. Where was this (City, State)? Lafayette, LA
  3. Why did you choose this organization? / Why was this cause important to you? I worked in a restaurant for several years. I started waiting tables to make a living in college, but I gained much more than that during my time as a server. I learned that serving people is something that I genuinely enjoy. I love the small talk, the fast pace, trying to remember what people like/don’t like, multitasking and taking care of everyone! Because of my history, I felt like volunteering at the diner was a natural fit for me.
  4. Tell me about your experience. The staff at the diner are incredible. The regular workforce there are true professionals. I was really blown away by their drive and work ethic. We had to WORK to keep up with them!
    It was extremely heartwarming to see the weekly volunteers coming in and settling right into place washing dishes, wiping tables, scrubbing pots, and cleaning floors while our group served food. Most of them are retired and this is how they give back. I left very inspired by each of these selfless individuals.
    The diner does a great job re-iterating to volunteers that we are serving people who have fallen on hard times. It’s part of their mission to treat everyone who walks in with dignity and respect.
    One of the staff was once a regular, who ate at the diner. One of the gentlemen eating at the diner was once a volunteer – we literally served people from all walks of life. It was extremely humbling and it took a few days to begin forming relationships, but by day 3, I began to learn more about some of the people we served and enjoyed getting to know them.
    Regardless of what, how, or when – that’s not our place to say, but I do believe that everyone deserves a hot meal each day. Most of us take that for granted… And walking to my car, past the tents where most of these individuals slept the freezing cold night before, definitely weighed heavy on my heart.
  5. What does it mean to you that LEMOINE offers a Volunteer Policy? LEMOINE offering a volunteer policy proves their value of community and community service. LEMOINE does not restrict us from volunteering on the weekends. If we have to be away from our office, and our day jobs, in order to give back – then so be it. That speaks volumes to me.
  6. Have you volunteered at this organization before? This was my first experience, but will not be my last!
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Pictured are LEMOINE employees Vanessa J., Jennifer C., Matt M. and Stephen C.

Our Brand Promise: The Right People.

Pre-Positioned contracts equip clients to act quickly, effectively, and efficiently in the event of an emergency

Pre-Positioned contracts equip clients to act quickly, effectively, and efficiently in the event of an emergency


When a disaster strikes, pre-positioned contracts create a strategic collaboration between clients and service providers that guarantees an immediate reaction and efficient support.

Disasters strike without warning, leaving chaos and devastation in their wake. From hurricanes and earthquakes to wildfires and floods, the destructive power of nature is a force to be reckoned with. In times of crisis, the importance of preparedness cannot be overstated. One crucial aspect of disaster planning is the implementation of pre-positioned contracts. These agreements establish a strategic partnership between clients and service providers, ensuring rapid response and effective support when disaster strikes.

There are several reasons why disaster pre-positioned contracts are beneficial for clients:

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Rapid Response + Reduced Delays: Pre-positioning resources allows for a faster response to disasters. By having assets already in place, response teams can quickly mobilize and provide assistance without the delay of mobilizing resources from distant locations.

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Resource Availability: During a disaster, resources such as specialized equipment, relief supplies, and trained personnel may be in high demand. Pre-positioning contracts ensure that these resources are readily available, reducing the risk of shortages and improving the overall effectiveness of the response.

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Cost Efficiency: Pre-positioning contracts can lead to cost savings for clients. By establishing agreements with service providers, clients can negotiate favorable pricing and terms, potentially reducing overall costs compared to ad hoc arrangements during a crisis.

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Tailored Disaster Response: Pre-positioned contracts allow contractors to perform Pre-Event Assessments and set aside resources specific to your needs if you fall into the path of a storm. Pre-event Assessments ensure that resources are readily available, reducing the risk of shortages and improving the overall effectiveness of the response.

LEMOINE Disaster Services is positioned as the right choice for pre-positioned contracts for several reasons:


Experience + Expertise: LEMOINE has a proven track record in disaster response and recovery services. With years of experience in the field, we possess the necessary knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively manage various types of disasters.


Comprehensive Solutions: LEMOINE offers a wide range of services throughout the entire disaster lifecycle. LEMOINE can respond to any need for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery; grant and program management; inspections and claims; strategic surge staffing; emergency power, water, and fuel. Our comprehensive approach ensures that clients have access to the necessary resources and support throughout the disaster response and recovery process.


Strategic Planning: LEMOINE excels in strategic planning and preparedness. We work closely with clients to develop tailored pre-positioning strategies based on the specific needs and vulnerabilities of the client’s region. This proactive approach enables us to anticipate challenges and effectively address them when disasters occur.


Network + Partnerships: LEMOINE has established strong relationships with various stakeholders, including government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private sector partners. These collaborations enhance our capabilities and enable us to mobilize a broader network of resources during emergencies.


Commitment to Quality: LEMOINE prioritizes quality assurance and customer satisfaction. We have a proven record of efficiently managing pre-positioning contracts, ensuring prompt response times, and maintaining open communication channels with clients.

Now is the time to consider getting a pre-positioned contract in place. These are contracts that you pay for when/if you need them. It is worth it for your peace of mind. Pre-positioned disaster contracts are a proactive approach to disaster planning that empowers clients to respond swiftly, efficiently, and effectively when faced with the unexpected. These contracts streamline logistics, enhance cost efficiency, and ensure tailored solutions, while also promoting accountability and community resilience. LEMOINE Disaster Services is a reliable, trustworthy choice for pre-position contracts due to our experience, comprehensive solutions, strategic planning, network and partnerships, and commitment to quality service.

If you would like more information or have questions about pre-positioned contracts, please feel free to contact LEMOINE Disaster Services at 833-LEMOINE or visit FEMA:

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Gulf State Park Interpretive Center Earns Prestigious Petal Certification from the International Living Future Institute

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LEMOINE receives the International Living Future Institute's Petal Certification for the Gulf State Park Interpretive Center in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Alabama Gulf State Park Interpretive Center Petal Certification

The Gulf State Park Interpretive Center is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Petal Certification by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). LEMOINE completed the construction of the Center in 2018 for the State of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Birmingham, Alabama-based, Architecture Works, was the lead Architect. Skanska | Volkert provided Program Management Services. This significant achievement highlights the Interpretive Center’s commitment to sustainability, innovation, and environmental stewardship.

The Petal Certification, part of the Living Building Challenge, is a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of a building’s performance across several categories, including Place, Water, Energy, Health, Materials, Equity, and Beauty. By meeting the stringent criteria set forth by ILFI, the Gulf State Park Interpretive Center has demonstrated exceptional leadership in creating a regenerative and environmentally conscious facility. 

Located on the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama, the Gulf State Park Interpretive Center serves as a gateway to the rich natural and cultural heritage of the area. The Interpretive Center’s design, guided by principles of sustainable architecture, seamlessly integrates with the surrounding environment, minimizing its ecological footprint while maximizing its educational and recreational opportunities for visitors.

To achieve the Petal Certification, the Gulf State Park Interpretive Center implemented a range of sustainable features and strategies. Notable highlights include:


Habitat Exchange: Restoring a healthy interrelationship with nature. The Alabama Department of conservation and Natural Resources has acquired and protected far more land than is required by this imperative. 


Net Positive Water + Waste: Innovative water management techniques, such as rainwater harvesting, greywater recycling, and on-site sanitary waste processing eliminate the need for external water sources. There is no connection to the city water supply or sewer system.


Net Positive Energy: The Interpretive Center utilizes advanced renewable energy systems, including solar panels and geothermal heating and cooling, to achieve a net-zero energy footprint. We were able to achieve 105% annual positive energy generation.


Locally sourced and non-toxic materials: The construction process prioritized materials with low environmental impact, emphasizing locally sourced and recycled materials, as well as products free from harmful chemicals. All wood was salvaged or FSC certified and sourced locally. This project also achieved a 96.75% recycled waste percentage.


Beauty + Spirit: Beauty means the Interpretive Center is built with respect for and as part of the dune landscape. On the IC’s porch, you’re never far from a gorgeous view or an inspiring discovery. The interior spaces of the Interpretive Center are thoughtfully designed to enhance occupants’ connection with nature, promoting well-being and fostering a sense of harmony.


Universal Access to Nature + Place: The Interpretive Center ensures that individuals of all abilities can fully engage with its exhibits and facilities, promoting inclusivity and equal access to environmental education. 

The Interpretive Center not only exists within the delicate dune system but also strengthens it.

The Petal Certification serves as a testament to the Gulf State Park Interpretive Center’s dedication to sustainability and its mission to inspire visitors to become responsible stewards of our natural resources. By exceeding industry standards, the Interpretive Center sets a remarkable example for future architectural and environmental endeavors, both locally and globally.

The Gulf State Park Interpretive Center’s Petal Certification showcases the power of sustainable design and the positive impact it can have on the environment and society. Through its commitment to a regenerative approach, the Gulf State Park Interpretive Center is reshaping the landscape of eco-conscious architecture and setting a new standard for excellence in environmental stewardship.

"We are thrilled to receive the prestigious Petal Certification from the International Living Future Institute. This achievement would not have been possible without the collaborative efforts of the Design Team, Trade Partners, and the unwavering support of the Gulf State Park family. We hope that this recognition inspires others to embrace sustainability and work towards creating a better future for our planet."

Darren S., Lead Estimator at LEMOINE
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About Gulf State Park Interpretive Center:

The Interpretive Center is a key component of Gulf State Park. With its educational purpose, high visibility resulting from its location next to Perdido Highway, and public availability, this building will become the defining element of Gulf State Park for many visitors. The goal of the site is to highlight the beauty and bountiful nature of Gulf State Park including the beaches, oceans, forests, swamps, lakes, and nearby communities. Visitors will be introduced to sustainable methods of enjoying these natural resources through engaging, experiential programs and exhibits that take advantage of the building’s connection to the outdoors.

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About the International Living Future Institute: 

Premised on the belief that providing a compelling vision for the future is a fundamental requirement for reconciling humanity’s relationship with the natural world.

The Living Building Challenge’s ambitious guidelines point the way to a world that is healthy and happy through better buildings.

By combining new technologies with timeless know-how, LBC makes it possible to create buildings—like the Interpretive Center (IC)—that give more than they take. 

From Vision to Reality

From Vision to Reality
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McNeese Urgent Care

This 5,500 SF project was an extensive remodel of an existing bank to convert into a much-needed urgent care facility for Ochsner and McNeese. 
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The Garage Condominia & Apartments

This unique project repurposed an existing 70-year old, 5-story cast-in-place former parking garage into luxury apartments, condos, and retail space.
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Southside High School

This project consists of a 258,000 SF new construction high school. The new state-of-the-art high school, located on a 100 acre site off of Almonaster road, consists of three main areas, the center of which is a three-story classroom building.  The classroom building contains laboratories, a library, a dining facility, and collaboration spaces.  A single-story building to the east houses two gymnasiums and locker room areas.  To the west, a single-story theatre, band and rehearsal building resides.  
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Shell Geismar Wellness Center

Completed in just over 14 months, the Shell Geismar Wellness Center project included a renovation to an existing pre-engineered metal building, with added structural steel and a new metal building. Site work included new concrete and asphalt paving, with sidewalks, landscaping, outdoor patio, and an added basketball court.
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West Jefferson Medical Center

The West Jefferson Medical Center Master Plan project includes expansion and renovation to the Marrero Campus to better serve patients, staff, and guests. The preliminary scopes in WJMC’s Strategic Facility Plan include South Wing Patient Tower expansion and renovations; Ambulatory Surgery Center additions and renovations; Surgical Department renovations; and Emergency Department renovations.  The project will provide new PACU, Cath Lab, and ORs, along with modernization of the existing ORs.  New emergency department exterior entries, trauma bays, and pediatric areas will also be included.
The project will be executed in phases in order to maintain full operations throughout construction.

LEMOINE Announces Acquisition of Macro Companies


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LEMOINE, a Bernhard Capital Partners portfolio company and a leading full-service construction management and disaster recovery firm, announced today that it has acquired Macro Companies, one of the largest emergency fuel and water suppliers in the world.  


Operating for nearly 100 years, Macro Companies is a family-owned and operated business based in Broussard, LA, that has responded to approximately 150 disaster events across the U.S., as well as in Puerto Rico and Haiti. The company manages and maintains the industry’s largest company-owned fleet of specialized fuel transportation and dispensing vehicles.


This transaction strengthens LEMOINE’s position as a global leader in emergency preparedness, disaster recovery and community resilience. The company currently operates four service lines: disaster servicesbuilding constructionprogram services and infrastructure. LEMOINE’s acquisition of Macro, in addition to previous investments in Workforce Group and DCMC Partners, brings together more than 600 employees able to offer a complete suite of services to critical industries and governments preparing for and responding to natural disasters and emergencies.


“This service expansion is critical for LEMOINE in providing full-coverage emergency preparedness and disaster recovery services that create stronger, more resilient communities around the world,” said Lenny Lemoine, LEMOINE CEO. “In times of emergency, water and fuel become the lifelines of a community and its first responders, and Macro Companies brings unparalleled experience managing logistics, transportation, and distribution. This vital service combined with LEMOINE’s expertise in construction and disaster management uniquely positions our firm to deliver superior value to the communities and customers we serve, particularly in health care and mission-critical industries.”


“For nearly 100 years, Macro Companies and the McElligott family have upheld a longstanding commitment to the communities we serve in times of need—a commitment that will only be strengthened by this partnership,” said Richard McElligott, president of Macro Companies. “Our success has only been possible through the dedication of our employees and clients. We are excited to partner with Bernhard Capital Partners and LEMOINE, a company we respect and admire, because we share similar values. Our teams recognize the critical nature of the services we provide in times of need—when failure is not an option, commitment is non-negotiable, and our clients need a full-service provider they can trust.”


Macro’s location in the Gulf Coast and historic investments in people, technology and equipment have resulted in decades of experience and unmatched expertise responding to natural and man-made disasters. Macro Companies services include potable water; a unique fleet of military-grade, all-terrain and high-water vehicles; aviation fueling; and industry-leading electronic data capture on a specialized mobile fueling application, used during and after disasters.


Richard McElligott will continue to serve as president of Macro Companies, and Bill McElligott will continue to serve as Vice President. Additionally, the existing leadership team will remain in place and the organization will remain headquartered in Broussard, LA.



LEMOINE, a Louisiana-based ENR Top-400 Contractor with nearly 50 years of experience across the Southern United States, has a long-standing, healthy core practice in commercial construction that has become a foundation for setting and executing strategic goals for expansion to adjacent and complementary business lines. LEMOINE Disaster Services, a service line of LEMOINE, has built a strong foundation supporting governmental entities with disaster recovery, including short-term and long-term recovery programs funded by FEMA and HUD. They have provided exceptional service in repairing and reconstructing thousands of homes across the southeast U.S. and Puerto Rico.


In 2019, Bernhard Capital Partners (BCP) acquired a significant financial interest in LEMOINE, catapulting LEMOINE’s expansion of a platform to deliver large-scale disaster recovery projects and pursue new delivery models. BCP is a private equity investment firm providing capital to growth companies within the energy, industrial, and infrastructure services sectors. BCP was founded in 2013 by Jim Bernhard, former Chairman and CEO of the Shaw Group, and Jeff Jenkins.



Macro Companies Incorporated is a versatile fuel, water, and transportation provider with specialized equipment capable of hauling a wide range of products and materials throughout the United States. From aviation fuel to petrochemicals, Macro Companies combines highly experienced personnel with a fleet of specialized trucks and equipment to provide customers with outstanding transport services.

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LEMOINE Team Members Obtain Certificate of Management – Lean Construction

LEMOINE is a firm believer that there is no such thing as overcommunication on a project. At the field level, we utilize Lean principles to empower our Trade Partners and provide a collaborative environment. Lean Construction is a process that is used to manage construction planning and scheduling in a more reliable manner. It maximizes the performance of the construction team by controlling their productivity rates by relying on trust, cooperation, and teamwork. The effect creates a better flow of work, higher production, quicker schedule, lower cost, and more accountability for each team member without affecting quality.

As we have experienced continued success with Lean Construction practices at our projects, we continue to find ways to increase specialized training for our Team Members. The Associated General Contractors of America offers a Certificate of Management – Lean Construction credential program. In order to be eligible to participate, individuals must successfully complete the seven Lean Construction Education Program Courses. They then must successfully pass a challenging exam to prove their knowledge of and understanding of concepts related to Lean Construction adoption, practice, and process transformation.

The certification is valid for three years and in order to renew, individuals must participate in 30 hours of Lean Construction related continuing education hours.

We asked Sean L., LEMOINE Senior Superintendent, “Since participating in the training and obtaining your Certificate of Management – Lean Construction, how have you approached the projects that you lead for LEMOINE differently?” This was his response:

“The biggest difference I have found is the level of input from the trade community in schedule development, plan development, and task execution. Prior to learning Lean Construction principals, most of our planning efforts were done internally with little opportunity for trade input. Now, trade input is a key resource that we leverage to ensure the highest level of success for our projects.”

LEMOINE Team Members are encouraged to participate in the program to ensure our projects are as successful as possible. Currently, there are 11 holders of the Certificate of Management – Lean Construction located in Louisiana. We are extremely proud to say that of those 11, 8 of them completed their certification through LEMOINE’S aggressive Certificate of Management – Lean Construction program. Departments that have successfully pursued the certification include Corporate Scheduling, Building Construction, Infrastructure, and Virtual Design Construction.

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LEMOINE Certificate of Management – Lean Construction Holders

We look forward to seeing this number grow within LEMOINE, and to seeing the positive effects it will have on our projects throughout Louisiana.

DCMC Partners Successfully Obligates $17M FEMA Funds for Lady of the Sea General Hospital

DCMC Partners, a LEMOINE company, is pleased to have supported Lady of the Sea General Hospital (LOSGH) in Cut Off, Louisiana, by helping them to secure over $17 million in FEMA funds to cover emergency costs in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. This funding includes over $14 million to assist in building a new temporary hospital facility, which will reestablish inpatient hospital services for the South Lafourche community until such time that repair or replacement of the existing hospital building can be completed.

On August 29, 2021, Hurricane Ida heavily damaged the roof of the hospital causing extensive damage in the three-story building, as well as other buildings on campus. This resulted in over $55 million in estimated damages to the hospital building alone. Since the storm, ER and Outpatient services have been restored using other buildings around campus. The ability to bring back in-patient services to the community, while also providing outpatient services in the same building will go a long way in reestablishing the critical access hospital to its pre-storm level of service.


DCMC Partners began assisting LOSGH shortly after Hurricane Ida’s landfall, providing helpful advice to stabilize the situation and document the emergency costs incurred so that they could receive reimbursement. DCMC also leveraged its relationships with FEMA and the State of Louisiana to prepare a successful justification for the temporary facilities that were just approved. The company continues to support LOSGH in their efforts to obtain funding for permanent repairs which will make their hospital more resilient in the face of future disasters.

Utilizing DCMC Partners’ expertise and relationships with both FEMA and the State of Louisiana has made a difference in advancing this project and restoring healthcare services in Lafourche Parish. ”We appreciate the assistance we have received from DCMC Partners, as we address our challenges and recovery efforts. This assistance has been invaluable in accomplishing a speedy funding obligation for our temporary hospital from FEMA, enabling us to resume hospital services for our community in the near future,” said Karen Collins, CEO of LOSGH.

DCMC Partners is proud to continue helping our clients secure and obligate money for local communities to be prepared for a more resilient future. #confidenceduringcrisis #1LEMOINE #TheRightPeople


LEMOINE ranks among Top 200 Contractors Nationwide

LEMOINE climbs 50 spots on Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 400 Contractor List; Ranks No. 186 in the Nation.


LEMOINE was recently featured on ENR’s Top 400 Contractors List recording revenues of $522.2 million.  The firm is joined by 5 other Louisiana-based companies including Turner Industries Group, APTIM, Boh Bros., Allied Power, and Cajun Industries.  LEMOINE remains the No. 1 general building contractor in the state of Louisiana.  Additional areas of revenue include disaster services, water supply, sewerage/ solid waste, and transportation.  

Read the full article here.