Laborde Celebrates 16 Years of Business

MarineLink.com
Monday, January 27, 2014
Photo: Laborde Products

Laborde Products of Covington, Louisiana, observes sixteen years in business in 2014. During this time, the company has expanded both its product line and staff, as well as its reach throughout much of the Gulf Coast area.

Growth has brought changes to Laborde's staff. Stepping down as president, Tracey Laborde remains company CEO. Brian Laborde now fills the role of president, with Doug Oehrlein as VP of sales and marketing. More diesel technicians and a new service manager augment the company's dedicated service department. Laborde has also increased its sales force at all three company locations in Louisiana and Texas.

One of the company's newest lines includes such engineered marine items as marine/offshore cranes, marine sanitation devices, oily water separators, water filters and fuel filtration. A recently established partnership with Vapor Power International allows Laborde to offer turnkey-packaged hot oil heaters to customers with heated barges.

"It has been great fun being a part of taking a little company with about 15 employees with the biggest engine being 240 hp and growing it to the point where we have three branches and revenues that are more than six times what they were back in 1998," said Doug Oehrlein, Laborde's VP of sales and marketing. "When we started this, we weren't the best or the biggest at anything. Now, we are the largest Mitsubishi distributor in North America. We have made Mitsubishi the fastest growing engine brand in the Gulf Coast and we have successfully competed with big names. We have aggressive new leadership and the strong support of the old guard, so I am very excited about the future."

Since 1998, Laborde Products has provided diesel-powered generators, pump packages, pressure washers and other equipment. The family-owned company carries Mitsubishi, Yanmar, FPT and Hatz engines for the marine and industrial market segments. Additionally, Laborde manufactures pumps and generators under its own brand, Diesel America.

labordeproducts.com
 

Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

First Subsea Achieves API 17L1 Certification for Bend Stiffener Connectors

Connector technology developer First Subsea has received APL 17LI certification for its bend stiffener connectors from the American Petroleum Institute, the company announced today.

Gulf of Mexico Sees First LNG-powered OSV

A special Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) has been delivered to Shell for its deepwater operations in the Gulf of Mexico.   The vessel, Harvey Energy, is chartered

Bestobell Bags Hat Trick Order in China

Bestobell Marine, part of the President Engineering Group, has received its third order in the past 12 months from Hudong Zhonghua shipyard in China. The deal

News

Two Mooring Tugs Delivered to NSW

Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) has delivered two new Qatari-built mooring tugs to towage operator Nakilat SvitzerWijsmuller (NSW).   The delivery of the

Senate Committee Approves Vessel Discharge Reform Legislation

The effort to establish a uniform national framework for the regulation of vessel discharges took another step forward as the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation approved S.

Vancouver Port Operations Resume Atfer Container Fire

Port Metro Vancouver said on Thursday that operations had resumed at most port facilities shut down by a shipping container fire the day before, but that its Centerm

Marine Equipment

First Subsea Achieves API 17L1 Certification for Bend Stiffener Connectors

Connector technology developer First Subsea has received APL 17LI certification for its bend stiffener connectors from the American Petroleum Institute, the company announced today.

Maersk Oil Hires Ampelmann Gangway System

After having performed a walk to work (W2W) campaign in the summer of 2014, Motion Compensation Gangways (MCG) developer Ampelmann has again been awarded a contract

Bestobell Bags Hat Trick Order in China

Bestobell Marine, part of the President Engineering Group, has received its third order in the past 12 months from Hudong Zhonghua shipyard in China. The deal

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.4798 sec (2 req/sec)