KNOXVILLE, TN – APRIL 7, 2015: Lauren Engineers & Constructors (Lauren) was awarded by Eastman Chemical Company (Eastman), their 2014 Outstanding Performance on a Capital Project Award.  During the award ceremony, Eastman Project Manager, Mr. Chris Slaughter, stated, “We had a very short window of opportunity to get this work done and Lauren was ready and able to perform at a very high level in order for us to meet our required schedule.”  Slaughter further indicated that “Lauren was able to take a smaller sized crew and get more done then we are used to seeing. Your performance was outstanding.”

Eastman noted the following project areas of outstanding performance by Lauren:

  • Safety performance
  • Efficient and enhanced communication
  • Daily work planning within an area of the operating plant
  • Working within an integrated team
  • Creative workarounds
  • Schedule, quality, and cost performance

“Receiving this important award from Eastman is a great honor for our project team and organization as a whole,” said Jerry Hobbs, Senior Vice President of Projects at Lauren. Mr. Hobbs further stated, “I am very proud of the work Lauren accomplished on this fast-paced challenging project by applying a very collaborative mindset to work with the many stakeholders.”

About Lauren:
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