Excel has recently been named Exceptional Partner in the 5th Annual Supplier Recognition Awards, awarded by Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC). The Supplier Recognition Awards is a program sponsored by MPC designed to honor suppliers who positively impacted the company’s business throughout the previous calendar year.
Excel’s relationship with MPC began in 2010 at the Catlettsburg, Kentucky. In 2011, Excel took over the maintenance contract at MPC’s Garyville, Louisiana, refinery and started working in the Galveston Bay refinery in Texas City, Texas the following year. Excel was then awarded the opportunity to perform maintenance work at MPC’s Robinson, Illinois, refinery in 2015 and the Canton, Ohio, refinery in 2016. In 2019, because of MPC’s acquisition of Andeavor, Excel took over as the soft-craft provider for facilities in El Paso, Texas; Detroit; Salt Lake City; Dickinson, North Dakota; and Martinez and Carson, California.
While other companies claim safety is at the core of their business, Excel’s success is truly attributed to an outstanding safety culture. Excel’s core team has been together for over 20 years, and the company’s employees are the driving force behind stellar field execution and a hands-on safety approach. Excel finished 2019 with a TRIR of 0.17 and completed 2020 with a TRIR of 0.03.
Excel has recently experienced rapid growth, and this wouldn’t have been possible without the retention of its top-notch employees. Over the past two years, Excel has transitioned 15 sites. Each transition has presented a different obstacle or opportunity, depending on the incumbent supplier and local resources. For the vast majority of Excel’s transitions, the company has retained up to 85 percent of incumbent craft personnel — with a retention rate of more than 90 percent for the general foreman and foreman positions.