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July 2020

People, Honor, Grit - Timeless Values

At Baker Gulf Coast Industrial, our core values are driven by three simple words that guide all we do as a company and as individual co-workers: People, Honor, Grit. We’ve asked a couple of our co-workers to tell us “what does People, Honor, Grit mean to you?”

Matt Adams, Earth Equipment and Crane Operator, and Chase Hannaman, Assistant Project Manager, shared their thoughts.

TREATING PEOPLE WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT

“Being open-minded and thoughtful of others. Treat others how we would want to be treated and value the relationship that can be built by making an effort to learn from and listen to others,” Chase says.

Matt adds “I try to do simple things every day like saying good morning to others and showing encouragement to my co-workers. I try to never take my co-workers for granted.”

HONOR MISTAKES BY LEARNING FROM THEM

Being able to “have confidence and not be afraid to make mistakes and ask questions. If you learn and grow from your mistakes, you will become a stronger individual,” Chase advises.

While Matt “learns from constructive criticism, even if it is tough to hear sometimes. Then I try to take the criticism positively and apply it to my everyday tasks.”

THOSE WITH GRIT PERSEVERE

Chase leads by example through “discovering weaknesses and building on them. Set standards and goals for yourselves, and work towards accomplishing them one day at a time.” From “learning through others by asking questions and sharing what you know in order to help others” is how Matt leads and listens.

At Baker “People coming first, staying true to your word and doing what it takes to get the job done is what drives our day to day,” Chase added. “Safety, quality work, never taking others for granted and stepping up to the challenge is the meaning behind People, Honor, Grit,” says Matt.

Pictured from left to right is Chase Hannaman and Matt Adams.