Business Growth at the Port of Iberia

Craig Romero discusses project with Jeff Clement of Dynamic Industries and Iberia Parish Council Member Eugene Olivier

Craig Romero discusses project with Jeff Clement of Dynamic Industries and Iberia Parish Council Member Eugene Olivier.

The Port of Iberia is off to a great start of 2019 according to Port of Iberia Executive Director, Craig Romero. “Quite a number of port businesses have new contracts and projects,” stated Romero. “The Bayou Companies are busy with 1.8 million feet of pipe coating for a major pipeline project. The pipe was previously coated by Bayou Companies.  However, the project was put on hold for a few years. Now that the project is back on track the pipe needs to be cleaned and recoated.”  The pipe is transported by barge and railway. This is only one of the contracts for Bayou Companies.

Dynamic Industries, Inc. continues to fabricate 92 pre-assembly modules for one of the world’s largest energy companies. These modules will be used in a polyethylene plant in Pennsylvania. Dynamic also received an additional order for 44 modular units for Texas. This additional contract will have the number of workers peak at 450 during this year. Various parts of this project will also include three other local companies…Omega, LQT and Berard Transportation. Continue reading

Port Welcomes New Board Member Shane M. Walet

Swearing in of Shane Walet as a Port of Iberia Board Member

Swearing in of Shane Walet as a Port of Iberia Board Member

Shane Walet was recently appointed to the Port of Iberia Board of Commissioners by the Village of Loreauville. He is replacing resigning Board Member Gene Jefferies. Walet brings nearly 25 years of oil and gas experience to the Port. He is presently a Quality Technical Services Specialist for National Oilwell Varco-Tuboscope. “I’m honored to be appointed by the leadership of the Village of Loreauville,” Walet stated.  “Loreauville and the Port of Iberia have always had a great relationship. I look forward to working with my fellow commissioners, the Executive Director, and the staff to meet the future challenges and continue diversification to meet the needs of the industry.”

E.R. “Smitty” Smith, III Selected Board President

E.R. “Smitty” Smith, III

E.R. “Smitty” Smith, III –
Port of Iberia President

E.R. “Smitty” Smith, III was recently selected as 2019 President of the Port of Iberia Board of Commissioners.  He replaces outgoing President Roy A. Pontiff.  Smith was appointed to the Board by the City of New Iberia in 2014.  He is owner of Instrument Electrical Solutions, Inc.  “The Port of Iberia has been and will continue to be vital to producing jobs both directly, and indirectly through induced related activities,” stated Smith.  “With the current state of affairs both globally and locally regarding the energy sector, it is important that we as a commission take care of the needs of our current tenants, but also look to diversify and attract tenants outside of the oil patch.”