Loomis honored by Chamber of Commerce with July award
The Brookhaven branch of Loomis International Inc. received the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s July Business of the Month Award.
Dustin Walker, president of the chamber, said, “We are honored to be here and give Loomis our Business of the Month Award.”
The ceremony Wednesday was attended not only by local staff and employees, but by Loomis’s president and CEO Larry Johnson of Houston.
Johnson stressed the quality of the company’s products and services and said the Brookhaven branch is no exception to the high expectations that Loomis expects.
“We are proud to have Pete [Tatum] and lucky to have Wanza [McGuffie]here,” remarked Johnson of his employees.
Johnson further stated Loomis’s employees and the employees of the companies Loomis provides services for are often in dangerous environments due to the nature of their jobs. He said the company takes every worker’s safety the utmost importance.
“Our goal is to have employees go home to their families at the end of the day,” Johnson assured.
Loomis International originally decided to move an office to Brookhaven because of their business with Denbury but has since prospered and continues to contribute to Brookhaven’s wealth of industry. The company specializes in oil and gas pipe servicing to prevent blowouts in pipes all over the world.
“Most companies buy their equipment from China and overseas, but we sell our products to China,” said Johnson.
Garrick Combs, chamber executive director, said he values Loomis’s presence in the area and discussed possibilities of making connections with Loomis to provide employment with the Workforce Investment Network and the local community colleges.
“Anything we can do to increase employment in Lincoln County we will do,” said Combs.