Mr. Benny Cenac and the Cenac Marine Services Team were recently awarded with the 2020 LWCC Safest 70 award for the 10th time in recent years. LWCC’s Safest 70 Awards celebrate policyholders who share in their commitment to workplace safety. Safest 70 Award recipients go above and beyond in their safety efforts and lead the way in employee health and wellness.
The award acknowledges Cenac’s leadership in providing its employees with a safe workplace which has always been at the top of Mr. Cenac’s priority list.
Working in the shipbuilding industry can prove to be hazardous if safety is not of top priority. In a feature article last year, Safety Manager, Tim Moore discussed safety measures taken by the Cenac Marine Services family of businesses in order to mitigate or eliminate those risks. These measures include “regular training, safety initiatives, investing in infrastructure improvements, and a culture of safety leadership that comes directly from the top.” “Daily toolbox safety meetings, monthly overall safety meetings, and safety certification” requirements are all part of the safety policy in place by Cenac Marine Services and Benny Cenac.
LWCC is a private, nonprofit mutual insurance company that is the largest workers compensation carrier in the state. Since 1992, LWCC has focused on the unique needs of Louisiana business and offers policyholders a full range of services under one roof. Their efforts to promote workplace safety and reduce claim costs have resulted in lower rates for all for all customers state wide. The Safest 70 Award is a large contribution to those efforts.
About Cenac Marine Services:
The company is guided by the values and principles established by Benny Cenac’s grandfather, Jock Cenac, over 88 years ago: a commitment to employee satisfaction and great company morale. Benny takes pride in continuing the legacy started by his grandfather. He is committed to ensuring that the company continues to always operate as it has in the past while also moving forward with the latest in technology, innovation, and safety.
About Arlen “Benny” Cenac, Jr.
Benny Cenac is a third generation owner of Cenac Marine Services. He is a Louisiana-based entrepreneur with a global reach, an avid philanthropist in the gulf coast region. Additionally, Mr. Cenac owns several other businesses in the Houma, LA area. These businesses range from ship building and manufacturing to wholesale and agriculture. Cultivating a strong local economy, being involved in his community, and supporting local causes are all important to his business values. A strong local economy means a strong community.
Benny Cenac is dedicated leader in his community, Benny Cenac Jr. has served on several boards and committees, including Nicholls State University College of Business Advisory Board, Nicholls State University Foundation and Restore or Retreat. Benny Cenac is also a member of American Waterways Operators, South Central Industrial Association, Bayou Community Foundation and Greater New Orleans Foundation.
Benny Cenac is also a devoted philanthropist, donating both his time and money to dozens of regional, national and international causes. He is most fond of his involvement with the Terrebonne Association for Retarded Citizens, Houma-Terrebonne NAACP, O.N.E./C.H.A.N.G.E., American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
As a strong supporter of conservation efforts, Benny Cenac Jr. has instilled these values on his own property, Golden Ranch Farms, where he raises various animals, including blackbuck antelope, oryx, Père David’s deer, axis, elk, and sika who all call the land home on Louisiana’s largest privately owned refuge. In addition, he has also constructed a series of flood control structures to help stop saltwater intrusion and coastal erosion – building onto his promise to protect the pristine coasts of Louisiana for the next generation.