Yates Community Involvement
One of Yates Construction's "Top 10 Strategic Vision Goals" is to actively engage in the communities in which we work.
Since mobilizing to the TPCO project site in early 2014, members of the Yates team have reached out to the Coastal Bend community in myriad ways, including:
hosting a Subcontractor & Supplier Fair that drew over 300 attendees;
speaking/participating in local industry events and activities with the Associated Builders and Contractors, Westside Business Association and Governor's Small Business Forum ("The Big Event").
In direct support of our armed forces, Yates personnel volunteered at the USO's Rock & Ride/Poker Run benefiting South Texas military veterans and troops, as well as assisted the Third Coast Squadron/Commemorative Air Force in preparation of their opening of the new Maxine Flournoy Museum at McCampbell-Porter Airport (pictured in yellow vests below).
For more information about Yates' Community Involvement, please contact Susan Charles at
For Yates career and subcontractor opportunities visit: www.wgyates.com
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!
TPCO America Video
To view the 12 minute video, click play below.