Dragon Boat Festival Celebration
In celebration of the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, TPCO America employees gathered together to share cultures through story and food. During a shift change, Production manager Liu Jinhai and Human Resources manager Vicki Daniels called a companywide meeting. First, Manager Liu took everyone back to the days of The Spring and Autumn Period in China, over 2500 years ago, to share the story of statesman, academic and poet Qu Yuan. Covering thousands of years of history in just a few minutes, Manager Liu recalled the fabled story that laid the groundwork for Mrs. Vicki Daniels to introduce TPCO America employees to the traditional food eaten during the Dragon Boat Festival, Zongzi (rice cake in bamboo leaves). Mrs. Daniels also showed off pictures of TPCO's dragon boat team racing in the Tianjin Municipal Dragon Boat Race.
Vicki Daniels Appointed to the Board of the San Patricio Economic Development Corporation
( left to right: Lynn Spencer, Director San Patricio EDC, Vicki Daniels, HR Manager of TPCO America, Liu Hongan, President of TPCO America)
TPCO America is proud to announce that Vicki Daniels, Human Resources Manager, was appointed by Judge Terry Simpson to serve on the board of the San Patricio Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Since joining the TPCO America team in 2014, Mrs. Daniels has overseen the hiring of over 50 new TPCO America employees. She is active in the community, leading the Coastal Bend Society of Human Resource Managers and participating in the yearly Conquer the Coast bike race. On July 30th, 2015, Mrs. Daniels will represent TPCO America at the San Patricio EDC Career & Job Fair.
( Lynn Spencer presenting Mrs. Daniels with a letter of appointment to the San Patricio EDC Board)
TPCO America Participates in 56th Annual API Scholarship Golf Tournament
( left to right: Feng Peizhi, Liang Zhinong, Bai Renzhao, Jennifer Armstrong, Brian Beach, Li Ning, Yuxi Chen, Xie Guangnan, Robbin Goodman )
On Saturday May 2nd, a group of TPCO America and Tianjin Pipe Group employees got together to support the 56th Annual API Scholarship Golf Tournament in Victoria, TX. The Victoria API is a local chapter of the American Petroleum Institute, located in the heart of the Eagle-Ford Shale. Its annual golf tournament is one the major sources of funding for the Victoria API Scholarships that are given to support students studying oil field related majors. As an API certified production facility, TPCO America is proud to work together with the local API chapters to support the growth and education of students in the oilfield. The group from TPCO America included: Bai Renzhao, Jennifer Armstrong, Brian Beach, Chen Yuxi and Robbin Goodman. In town from Tianjin, China to assist in training of local operators were Tianjin Pipe Group’s Feng Peizhi, Liang Zhinong, Li Ning, and Xie Guangnan. The TPCO team prepared deep fried pork ribs and banana pudding for the golfer’s and all involved.
( left to right: Feng Peizhi showing delicious banana pudding. Feng Peizhi, Chen Yuxi and Xie Guangnan serving hungry golfers. Barnabus showing the main attraction, deep fried pork ribs. )
TPCO America Receives API Certification!
On August 29th, 2014TPCO America started the process to apply for API Certification. In the following months, the TPCO America team began an extensive and collaborative effort to prepare for the crucial onsite audit. At the heart of the effort was TPCO America’s Quality department. Under the guidance of experts from America and China, the Quality department worked tirelessly with HR, Production, and Business to ensure that TPCO America reaches the highest level of quality in every aspect. From the shop floor workers to the department managers, the entire TPCO America team pulled together for one purpose.
By December of 2014The TPCO America team was ready. API performed an on-site audit, spanning three days, in which TPCO America’s production, training, records keeping, supplier management systems, infrastructure and more were all reviewed in depth.
On January 28th 2015API certified that TPCO America met or exceeded the API Q1 quality management standard, the highest of API standards. Subsequently, TPCO was issued an API 5CT Monogram License. Throughout the API process, TPCO America has re-affirmed its continuing commitment to quality, customer satisfaction and producing a high grade product.
Congratulations to the TPCO America Team for achieving success in API Certification!
Newly Opened Positions
The Human Resources team at TPCO America is always looking for good people to join our team. Visit our website at www.tpcoamerica.com/careers to find all current opening. When you double click on a specific job title, you will find the job description as well as the requirements necessary to qualify and applications can be downloaded. Another place to visit is the Work In Texas website.