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UH - Houston History Project. Foret, Mark - Foret audio, 1 of 2. January 29, 2007. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 16, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory/item/994/show/991.

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Title Foret, Mark
Creator (LCNAF)
  • UH - Houston History Project
Interviewer (LCNAF)
  • Theriot, Jason P.
Date January 29, 2007
Description Mark Foret is yard supervisor for Chet Morrison Contractors (CMC) fabrication division in Houma, Industrial Canal location. He has worked in the fabrication industry for 30 years. His father was a welder and he grew up in the industry. Began in fabrication at Delta Services Industries as a helper and worked his was up. After the bust, he was self-employed, later worked for Dolphin Fabricators and then came to CMC. Company significance/history: CMC was one of the first companies to try the refurbish construction for shallow water marine construction and they have succeeded. Sixty percent of their business in refurbishing old equipment. They have attempted to lessen the labor shortage and support their expansion operations by setting up a training facility at their Vera Cruise, Mexico yard to bring in skilled laborers into Houma, of which 60 percent of workforce in Houma is Mexican. Vera Cruise is a city of 60k people who have the drive to learn fabrication but no industry to work in. CMC depends on migrant workers for their growth and stability; they have safety meetings in Spanish and utilized translators. Currently CMC at the Houma Industrial location is building six structures with 120 personnel.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Energy development
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Foret, Mark
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houma, Louisiana
Genre (AAT)
  • interviews
Language English
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  • audio/mp3
  • application/pdf
Original Item Location ID 2006-005, Box 10, HHA 00601
Original Collection Oral Histories - Houston History Project
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=231
Digital Collection Oral Histories from the Houston History Project
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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  • MMS/University of Houston
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Title Foret audio, 1 of 2
Date January 29, 2007
Original Collection Oral Histories – Houston History Project http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=231
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Use and Reproduction Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the copyright owner. For more information please see the UH Digital Library Fair Use policy on the "About" page of this website.
File name hhaoh_201207_222a.mp3