History of SCIA

2010 Louisiana Outstanding Business Champion By BESE, LDOE, & LCTCS

Membership multiplies your voice many times over…
South Central Industrial Association (SCIA) 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. We serve as the economic engine for the bayou region, which is the hub for the offshore oil, gas and marine service businesses in Louisiana, while being interactive with the industry throughout the nation. In recognizing that we are “strength in numbers,” SCIA advocates for levee protection, infrastructure, regulatory issues, workforce development, coastal preservation and coastal restoration.

The SCIA office is located at 1340 West Tunnel Blvd, The Atrium, Suite 500 B, and serves as the primary location for committee and special meetings. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The monthly general membership meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month at Courtyard by Marriott, 142 Library Drive, Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network during fellowship time with about 200 people in attendance each month. Fellowship begins at 11:00 with the meeting beginning promptly at 11:45 a.m. and ending at 1:00 p.m. Lunch is $25.00 per person, payable at the door with cash, checks, and credit cards. Registration is required through the SCIA office for all meetings. The deadline for reservations and cancellations is the Monday by 8:30 a.m. before the General Membership meeting. No shows will be responsible for paying.

We are also engaged with developing educational and training programs that are indicative of our region. We work closely with Fletcher, SCLTC and Nicholls State University to foster programs that will enhance the growth and development of the bayou region. Another element of our workforce initiatives is our newly formed job exchange. The purpose of the job exchange is to assist our businesses who are placed in the position of laying off people. It is designed for SCIA member companies only to connect with other member companies who may possibly have job openings and are seeking employees. The program is totally confidential and must have the approval of the person seeking a job who has been laid off. This program is monitored through the SCIA office.

A Historical Perspective

South Central Industrial Association was established in 1997 as a non-profit organization designed as a network for industrial businesses. The South Central Industrial Association is a nonpolitical corporation dedicated to the promotion and advancement of our member firms through friendly communication with a spirit of cooperation in our approach to solving problems common to our industry. We will encourage the exchange of ideas and opinions on matters of common interest and will work diligently toward creating a better understanding of our industry’s needs and concerns with our public officials.


Billy Coyle Bilco Tools, Inc.
Bobby Barthel Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc
Bobby Bergeron Surbo Tubular Services, Inc.
Charles C. Theriot Charles Theriot, CPA
Daniel B. Cannon Valerus Compression Services
Francis Richard John Deere Thibodaux
Kerry Chauvin Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc.
L. A. Hymel (deceased) M & L Industries
Otis T. Logue (deceased) Energy Services International
Tillman Esteve (deceased) Bollinger Shipyards, Inc.


Otis T. Logue, Southern Technology Services April 28, 1997 – September 23, 1999
Kerry Chauvin, Gulf Island Fabrication Sept. 23, 1999 – August 25, 2000
Francis Richard, John Deere Thibodaux August 25, 2000 – Sept. 21, 2001
Daniel B. Cannon, Valerus Compression Services Sept. 21, 2001 – Sept. 19, 2002
Bobby Barthel, Gulf Island Marine Fabricators Sept. 19, 2002 – August 28, 2003
Leland Robichaux, Oil States (deceased) August 28, 2003 – August 12, 2004
Neil Suard, Suard Barge Company August 12, 2004 – September 7, 2005
Chet Morrison, Chet Morrison Contractors September 7, 2005 – September 14, 2006
Kenneth Smith, T. Baker Smith, Inc September 14, 2006 – August 29, 2007
Donald Hingle, Business First Bank August 29, 2007 – September 10, 2008
Tony Boudreaux, Allied Shipyard September 10, 2008 – June 17, 2010
Tony Alford, ASLR/Falck Alford June 17, 2010 – June 8, 2011
Kirk Meche, Gulf Island Fabrication June 8, 2011 – June 21, 2012
Ted Falgout, Ted M. Falgout & Associates June 21, 2012 – June 27, 2013
Lori Davis, RIG-CHEM June 27, 2013 – June 17, 2014
Robert Clemons, SEACOR Marine June 17, 2014 – June 11, 2015
Oneil Malbrough, GIS Engineering June 11, 2015 – June 9, 2016
Bill Blanchard, Gulf Island, LLC June 9, 2016 – June 21, 2017
Cory Kief, Crosby Tugs June 21, 2017 – June 14, 2018
Paul Danos, Danos June 14, 2018 – June 11, 2019
Chett Chiasson, Greater Lafourche Port Commission

Stuart Faucheux, Express Supply and Steel
June 11, 2019 – July 21, 2020

July 21, 2020 –