Who We Are

South Central Industrial Association represents more than 250 member companies with over 200,000 employees, many of whom are engaged in servicing the oil, gas and marine operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and around the world. Most of these members live in the Bayou Region of Terrebonne, Lafourche and St. Mary parishes.



What We Do

SCIA, a nonprofit organization led by industrial members, connects and engages business and community leaders to proactively develop solutions focused on improving the business climate and quality of life in our region.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

About SCIA

South Central Industrial Association was established in 1997 as a non-profit organization designed as a network for industrial businesses. SCIA is dedicated to the success of our member firms through friendly communication with a spirit of cooperation in our approach to solving problems common to our industry. We encourage the exchange of ideas and strive to create a better understanding of our industry’s needs and concerns with our public officials.

Upcoming Meetings

General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Members and their guests only Advance reservations required

Fellowship: 11:15 am
Meeting Begins: 11:50 am
General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott Members and their guests only Advance reservations required

Fellowship: 11:15 am
Meeting Begins: 11:50 am
General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott – Houma, LA

Fellowship: 11:15 am
Meeting Begins: 11:50 am
General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott – Houma, LA

Fellowship: 11:15 am
Meeting Begins: 11:50 am
General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Courtyard by Marriott; Members and their guests only; Advance reservations required

Fellowship: 11:15 am
Meeting Begins: 11:50 am

Recent Events

February 2021

January 2021

January 2021

Our President

It is certainly an honor being sworn in as your next SCIA President. Early on in my career I would sit in the back of the room at SCIA meetings and wait for that microphone to be passed in my direction so that my name could be heard in the company of our area’s leading business people. I loved attending those meetings. I sat there and listened to CEO’s, Governors, Senators, Congressmen… so many people with varying vocations and backgrounds, but one focus… To make our industry and community a better and stronger place.

When I got a text from Paul 5 or 6 years ago asking if I would be interested in joining the board. I thought, well, they must ask the person who said their name in the microphone the most times over the previous 5 years to be the next board member. In all honesty it was quite a shock and proud moment to be recognized as someone to carry on the SCIA torch into the future and it has been my privilege to do so.

Our mission statement says that SCIA connects and engages business and community leaders to proactively develop solutions focused on improving the business climate and quality of life in our region. Now more than ever we need SCIA and our leaders to be that resourceful voice that works diligently to find ways maintain our quality of life.

So, it is with the utmost respect for the position, our organization and the challenges that are ahead of us, that I accept the role of President for 2020 – 2021.

Thank you!

Stuart Faucheux

I am excited and honored to be the next president to serve this wonderful organization and our members. My view of the primary role of a leader, particularly of an organization with such a broad and vast membership base as the SCIA, is to continually bring your team members back to purpose. A good purpose is one that answers the WHY we do what we do. It is one that motivates individuals to action because it makes clear the reason for your effort. And, it is one that helps diverse individuals work towards a unified vision.

During the course of this year, we will continue to dialogue about our organization’s mission and purpose, but I’d like to start this off in a personal way by telling you my “why” for being involved in the SCIA. We live in a place that has amazing food, a unique culture, wonderful people, scenic landscapes, incredible outdoor activities, and a commitment to faith and family that I haven’t found anywhere else I have been. These things cause so many people to love to live here. Although there are some other places in the world that have attributes similar to that list, most are without the same incredible natural resources and economic opportunities that enables us to make a really good living in this place that we love. The protection, use and development of our natural resources and building of a strong economy requires continued intentional effort from all stakeholders (residents, government officials, business leaders, workers, non-profits, etc.). This takes work, compromise, creativity, sacrifice, and communication. The SCIA exists to foster an environment where all these things can happen so responsible businesses can create good jobs so that the people who chose to live in this region can enjoy a wonderful quality of life. That is my why. I hope this why (purpose) resonates with you as well and compels you to join with this organization to make a difference.

Thanks
Paul Danos

Events

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Annual Crawfish Boil
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Annual Award Banquet
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Annual Golf Tournament

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