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October 2022 President’s Award Recipient

Congratulations are in order for the October President’s Award recipient: Mark Edwards! Prior to coming to BPC, worked for various boiler inspection organizations and more recently, he Mark worked in the oil and gas pipeline industry. Beginning his time with BPC part-time in March 2020, Mark came on full-time that October – and it’s been great to have him. 

“October had been a long month, traveling as far as Minnesota and as far south as the Mississippi Gulf Coast,” Mark said. “I was tired from long hours and being away from home and my family. But being recognized by the management team made the hard work seem so worth the effort and gave me a huge boost, adding wind to my weary sails. 

“I was immediately both elated that my family was able to gain from the absence but also personally gratified being recognized for a job well done.

This hardworking attitude and willingness to go the extra mile is a large reason why Mark was selected for the President’s Award this October. 

“Mark works hard to effectively and efficiently maintain his own territory of Tennessee and Alabama, consistently remaining below 1% overdues. Mark is also willing to go to other areas of the country to help cover vacancies; he’s visited Minnesota, South Dakota, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. In October alone, he completed a total of 147 location visits and inspected 194 various objects. 

“His willingness to help out where needed – along with his attention to detail – demonstrates his knowledge and effective delivery of inspection expertise. These are what BPC is known for and what we should all keep in mind as we go about our regular activities,” said Venus Newton, BPC president. 

On receiving the award, Mark said, “I’m always grateful to both Joey Burgess and Del Schirmer for their leadership – and for verbalizing to Venus Newton their appreciation of me stepping outside my own backyard. I’m thankful for Venus as well, for taking notice of the field staff and not only verbalizing appreciation and giving a generous monetary gift for affirmation,” he said. “The most rewarding aspect of BPC is that you get compensated for your work effort and work ethic, and our management team takes the lead in the industry on how to properly show respect for their inspection staff.”

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September 2022 President’s Award Recipient

Our team is composed of a number of talented and hardworking individuals – which makes choosing one for an award each month no easy task. In September, the honor of the President’s Award went to… Dan Powell!

Dan, a jurisdictional inspector, has been with BPC since January of 2021. And in that time, he’s found he especially likes the change of scenery that comes with his position.

“I enjoy getting to see new and interesting locations in my work, as well as helping to ensure people’s safety. I also appreciate the freedom that comes with making my own schedule and working remotely,” Dan said.

Regarding his receiving the award, Dan said, “My first reaction was surprise; I didn’t even know I was up for the award!

“I’d like to thank all the folks at BPC – from my direct supervisor Del Schirmer to the home office staff and management. We have a great team and work environment here. I’m grateful for the opportunities through this new career and look forward to continuing on with BPC.”

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What’s new? CO2!

BPC provides jurisdictional inspections and risk assessment services on a global basis to clients in all industries. This allows us to meet the needs of our clients anytime, anywhere. One service we’re especially excited to be offering is CO2 inspections.

Since the early 1900s, there have been pressure vessel regulations in place for CO2 tanks. These were established as a result of numerous catastrophic failures that caused considerable loss of life and property. Today, there is widespread use of CO2, resulting in closer attention given to the use and safety of these tanks. 

In July 2013, the National Board Inspection Code developed specific guidelines governing the installation of CO2 tanks. Then, in July 2016 the NBIC published the guidelines governing the inspection of in-service CO2 tanks.

  • 17 states require that installation permits be completed and filed prior to the installation of CO2 tanks by a state-issued licensed installer. 

In addition,

  • 25 states require the periodic inspection of CO2 tanks by “Commissioned Inspectors” – that’s us! 
  • The period in which inspections are required can range from annually to once every five years. 
  • However, in each of these states, it is illegal to operate a pressure vessel without a current inspection/certificate.

No matter where your state falls within these varying guidelines, we know one thing: we can help your company remain in compliance with local codes. BPC has a proven and trusted track record of timely inspections and maintenance.

Need a CO2 or other vessel inspected? Get in touch with us today at  boilerproperty.com/contact-us/ or call 844-248-6599.

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July 2022 President’s Award Recipient

Last month’s President’s Award winner is… Dan Crouch! Will you join us in congratulating him? Here’s what he had to say regarding this accomplishment.

What was your first reaction when you found out that you won the President’s award for July?

I was very pleasantly surprised! It doesn’t matter how long one has been in this business – recognition such as the July award goes a long way in motivating one to do even better. Production is critical to the bottom-line of the company, but so is our ability as inspectors to positively influence legislation that assists our customer base.

Is there anyone you would like to express appreciation for in the company?

Although I’ve been in the industry for 40 years, I’ve been with BPC for only two years. During this short period of time, I’ve collaborated with several individuals who have assisted me with my return to the field. Brandon Loveridge always finds a way to challenge me to increase production and be more efficient. Of course, my manager Tom Kiernan is always there to share technical information and industry humor to keep my day going. 

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Meet Manny Regateiro!

Meet Manny Regateiro, BPC’s executive operations manager! Manny has been with BPC for 12 years – since its start – and we couldn’t be more grateful for the ways he continues to contribute to BPC’s success. Keep reading to learn a little more about Manny.

BPC: What has your career path looked like and how did you end up at BPC?

“I’ve been blessed to serve in an operational role since the beginning of my career over 20 years ago. From working for a global IT solutions company as a Service Level Manager with over 30,000 employees, to startup companies with less than 100 employees, I’ve worn many hats. 

“Through close relationships and prior experience, I joined the boiler and pressure vessel inspection/engineering industry. After working for another company that provided similar services [to BPC], and through new ownership opportunities, a few other people from that company and I formed BPC.”

BPC: What does a typical work day look like for you?

Manny: “It’s unpredictable! I begin a work day by evaluating which area of operations requires prioritization. I then help provide solutions to both internal and external needs. 

“Communication is a major part of my day. Whether assisting our customers, assuring our compliance with regulatory agencies, managing our infrastructure and processes, or assisting our amazing BPC team in any way needed, communicating and keeping the ship steaming forward is the goal. 

“No matter which ‘hat’ is needed in the moment, I gladly wear it.”

BPC: What’s inspired you to stay at BPC?

Manny: “Since BPC’s inception 12 years ago, I’ve had the opportunity to work with incredible people. We have such an ocean of talent and experience, and I’ve learned a great deal about the industry and leadership. Being a part of the building process and being hands-on is a very rewarding feeling. 

“From our original ‘Dirty Dozen’ to the magnificent group of individuals we now have, working together for a common goal is what makes BPC special and different.”

BPC: What are some of the best things about your position as executive operations manager?

Manny: “The greatest characteristic of serving in a pure operations role is adaptability. Switching gears and speeds is the normal flow of my work day, and serving in the operational seat is fun! My responsibilities range greatly – every hour presents something new.”

BPC: What makes you most proud to be a part of the BPC team?

Manny: “Our people. Our culture. Our history. Nothing came easy to our group, but we all give our best efforts and have gotten to see the results of those efforts converging into one cohesive vision.”

BPC: What does your life look like outside of work?

Manny: “I work hard and play hard! When I’m not in work mode, you can find me touring the mountainside on my Harley Davidson.”

Thank you so much for all you do, Manny! Your problem solving skills, flexibility, and dedication are truly an asset to BPC.

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