The Golden Triangle Business Roundtable, a Texas Trade Association, is comprised of a broad cross-section of owner interests associated with many sectors of local business including member companies who are users of construction and maintenance services in their day-to-day operations.
At the inception of the Golden Triangle Construction Users Council, Lee Townsend – Plant Manager of the Texaco Refinery and Don Boumans – Goodrich – Gulf Chemicals co-hosted a dinner for plant managers and contractors to discuss worker safety. Don, Lee and the Chevron Plant Manager, Bill Dunn, were the only managers that attended. Seventeen contractor representatives attended that meeting.
Other managers were finally persuaded to become involved. Roy Comeaux was elected President and things started to take shape and grow. Meetings were held in the mirror room of the Pompano Club to discuss issues relative to contract labor in the Golden Triangle. Average attendance was less than 20 people. An Executive Director was hired to take over the day to day activities of the Council on June 1, 1991. Mr. Don Boumans became that director.
The name of the local users council was changed to the Golden Triangle Business Roundtable, contractors were invited to join the Roundtable, a strong system of committees was formed, contractor and owner companies became involved with Roundtable activities and the average monthly meeting attendance has grown to approximately 150 people. And as they say…the rest is history.
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