Friday, May 27 2022

Blue Williams Announces Merger

New Orleans-based Blue Williams and Houston-based Thompson & Reilley merged, creating a regional law firm with four offices serving clients in Louisiana and Texas.

The combined company will continue operations in all offices under the Blue Williams banner.

Blue Williams has offices in Metairie, New Orleans, Mandeville and Houston.

Bollinger delivers ship to Coast Guard

Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the USCG Clarence Sutphin to the Coast Guard in Key West, Florida.

This is the 170th vessel Bollinger has delivered to the Coast Guard over a 35-year period and the 47th rapid response cutter delivered under the current program.

The Clarence Sutphin will be homeported to Bahrain. It is the last of six cutters that will replace the 110ft Island Class patrol boats built by Bollinger 30 years ago.

Ochsner opens Livingston Clinic

Ochsner Health Center-Livingston is open.

The clinic at 29437 S. Frost Road in Livingston will be run by Dr. Kacie Watts and Dr. Courtney Royal. It will fill a need for primary care physicians in Livingston Parish.

The clinic is open from 7:20 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Specialty Welding and Turnarounds Announces Acquisition

Specialty Welding and Turnarounds of Gonzales has acquired Midwest Cooling Tower Services of Krotz Springs.

Specialty Welding provides maintenance services to the chemical, refinery, renewable energy and industrial markets, while Midwest offers cooling tower services including inspection, maintenance and repair.

Specialty Welding has over 2,100 employees with operations in 14 states.

LSU Professional Sales Institute Achieves National Designation

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The Professional Sales Institute at LSU was recently elevated to full member status of the University Sales Center Alliance.

The institute has met the requirements for full membership in the community of sales educators who are dedicated to advancing the sales profession through teaching, research and outreach. Of the alliance’s 70 member schools, 37 have achieved full member status.

“By being recognized as a full member of the University Sales Center Alliance, LSU Professional Sales Institute is now among the top sales education and research institutions, both nationally and internationally,” said Greg Accardo. , director of the LSU Professional Sales Institute.

McEnery Residential opens office in Old Gretna

McEnery Residential has opened a new office on the West Bank in Old Gretna.

Through a strategic partnership with Tiffany Riddle and Courtney Kattengell of TCK Property Marketplace, McEnery Residential will take its mark across the river.

Triton Stone Group Acquires Midwestern Company

Triton Stone Group of New Orleans, a leading national wholesaler and distributor of granite and natural stone products, acquires the assets of Unique Stone Concepts.

Triton will now own six of Unique’s locations in the Midwest, in cities including St. Louis, Indianapolis and Cincinnati.

The deal is expected to generate more business for the Port of New Orleans as there will be an increase in stone products passing through it.

Triton was established in 2006 and now has 24 locations across the United States, including New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport.

Opening of a new law firm in Gonzales

Timothy E. Pujol and Barbara L. Irwin have opened a new law firm, Pujol Irwin.

Their office is located in Gonzales and their business serves the greater Baton Rouge and southern Louisiana areas.

The firm’s associate attorneys are Ashley D. Tadda and Lee D. Landry. The firm employs a total of eight full-time employees and practices primarily in the areas of corporate litigation and estates.

SCORE organizes a business seminar on Tuesday

Baton Rouge Area SCORE will host a virtual Q&A for small businesses from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday.

The event covers topics such as life and business administration, cash flow, legal analysis and relationship marketing.

To register, go to

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