BIG News
From the Bayou Industrial Group
Upcoming BIG Events

Monthly Luncheons

Monday, December 9
Francis Richard,
John Deere

Monday, January 13
Speaker: Mike Michot, I-49 South Coalition

Members attend our monthly luncheon at no charge!  If you cannot attend a meeting, don't let your perk go to waste -- send someone in your place!!


Board of Directors

Jimmy Ledet,  
T. Baker Smith
Executive Vice-President: 
Dr. Ricky Melancon,
Houma Spine and Rehabilitation


Howell Chiasson,

 Nicholls State University   


Steve Gaubert, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center 


Past President: 
Francis Richard, John Deere


Raylan Alleman,  

Raylan Alleman, CPA


Denny Borne,

Bollinger Shipyards


Dwayne Bourgeois, North Lafourche Levee District

Hugh Caffery,
Valentine Chemicals

Monique Crochet,
NSU Alumni Association

Shane Guin,
Carlton & Assoc. Real Estate

Raymond Richard,
MidSouth Bank

Jennifer Armand,
Executive Director

Learn About John Deere's Thibodaux Manufacturing Facility at December 9 BIG Luncheon
Bayou Industrial Group is pleased to announce that John Deere Factory Manager Francis Richard will be guest speaker for our monthly luncheon on Monday,December 9, 2013. 

Founded in 1965 as CAMECO Industries, the Thibodaux John Deere facility builds and distributes sugarcane harvesters, as well as earth-moving scrapers, landscape loaders, and related parts. It is conveniently located in the heart of Louisiana's sugar cane country, but also sells to cane farmers in Africa, Asia, Australia, and Latin America.

The December 9 BIG Luncheon begins at Noon at the Bayou Country Club in Thibodaux. We hope to see you and your guests there! 
December 9 Meeting Notice

Reservations Requested By:
5 pm on THURSDAY, December 5.

Bring a Guest to Lunch with You or Send Someone in Your Place if You are Unable to Attend!

There is no charge for BIG members; $20 fee for reserved guests; $25 for walk-ins.  Since BIG is required to pay for total number of reservations, all reserved guests will be billed for payment regardless of attendance. 
Mark Your Calendars for BIG Banquet:
Tuesday, February 11 at Cypress Columns
NSU President Dr. Bruce Murphy will be the keynote speaker for the Annual BIG Membership Banquet on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 beginning at 6:00 pm at the Cypress Columns in Gray.

The banquet will also feature a presentation of our 5th annual BIG Achiever Awards to a local company and individual BIG member.

Sponsorships are now available,  and banquet reservations and BIG Achiever nominations are now being accepted!

Visit for more information, or email

A BIG Thanks to Banquet Sponsors to date:

SILVER SPONSORS:  John Deere, T. Baker Smith

BIG SUPPORTERS:   Greater Lafourche Port Commission

Bayou Industrial Group  *  985-580-3901  * 
P.O. Box 712, Thibodaux, LA 70302  *