It’s a new year, and for many businesses, that means it’s time to start building your marketing and advertising initiatives for 2014! At Action Specialties, we pride ourselves in providing Visual Branding. We supply the products that get you seen by the customers that you want!
Throughout the years, promotional products have proven themselves, time and time again, to be absolutely one of the most effective advertising methods when it comes to impressions per marketing dollar. And for 2014, we’re helping that dollar work even hard for you with our Team Action hand-picked $1 Brand Builders! All of these great products are priced as low as $1, giving you the biggest bang for your marketing buck!
So if you’re looking for a fresh and affordable way to jumpstart your 2014 marketing and advertising initiatives, check out our $1 Brand Builder today, and give us a call at (855) 699-6740!
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Action Specialties wants to wish you “A Very Costa Christmas!” We’re bringing in the holiday season by giving away a Costa Prize Pack to one lucky person! All you have to do is “Like” us on Facebook and fill out the form below, now through Friday, December 20th. We’ll choose one lucky winner at random from all of the entries and you can pick up your Costa prize pack on Monday, December 23, just in time to put them under the tree, or keep them for yourself!
Prize Pack Includes:
1) One Pair of Costa Del Mar Harpoon Sunglasses with 580p Lenses
2) One Costa Del Mar Logo Cap
3) One Costa Lens Cleaning Kit
4) One Costa Hermit Cleaning Cloth
5) One Costa C-Line Retainer
Want extra chances to win? Check out our Facebook Page for Bonus Entries! There is no purchase necessary to win, so GOOD LUCK, and Have a VERY Costa Christmas!
Entries are now closed and a winner will be announced Monday!
Team Action at the 2nd Annual Franks International Chili Cook Off
Action Specialties was a proud sponsor and participant in the 2nd Annual Frank’s International Chili Cook Off! Dozens of teams set up their tents before sunrise to compete in the event to benefit The United Way of Acadiana! In addition to the title of the Best Chili of the Day, teams also competed for titles in “Most Spirited,” “Best costume,” and “People’s Choice!”
Action Specialties proudly donated all of this year’s cook off tees. These tee shirts were then sold to the cooking teams and attendees of the event with ALL of the proceeds proudly going to the United Way of Acadiana!
Despite the cold temperatures, strong winds, and inclement weather on the morning of the event, the clouds subsided and the crowds were greeted with beautiful weather once the gates were opened up to the public. Hundreds of attendees paid a small donation for all the chili they could eat! But in true Action Specialties fashion, chili was not all that Team Action had to offer. Just as in years past, the main event was the famous Action Specialties bacon-wrapped, stuffed peppers!
As the crowds thickened, Team Action had to scrape the pot and pull together every last pepper on the pit to meet the demand. We left the events ground having run out of everything to eat that we put out for the public! THAT’S what we like to see!
Check out the video and photo gallery below for some of the highlights from the event. Until next year!
20 Hand-Picked Items to Jumpstart Your Corporate Gift Giving
Even though we are weeks away from Christmas, it’s definitely not too early to get your ducks in a row for your corporate, employee, or customer gift giving program! In fact, with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the long lines, and slow-moving holiday shipping, NOW is the best time to order!
We know, corporate gift giving can be a pain. How do you give a gift that is appropriate for each and every recipient? To help take the guess-work out of the whole mess, Action Specialties’ sales team has hand-selected 20 unique, diverse, and affordable items to get your wheels turning for the holidays.
With a great selection for ANY price point, our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide catalog will be your saving grace! Just CLICK HERE to browse the catalog, and give us a call at (337) 367-1664 for more details and to place your order! Take the stress and guesswork out of the Holidays and enjoy the season! Let Action Specialties take care of your gift giving program and sit back and reap the benefits! We Can Do That!
Action Specialties Services National Clients at LAGCOE 2013
Every two years, Lafayette, Louisiana plays host to the second largest Oil and Gas Industry Expo in the Country! The Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Expo is the leading location to find the pulse of the oil industry, not only in the Gulf South, but across the globe.
For three days, the Cajundome and Convention Center become the hub for industry leading individuals. LAGCOE boasts an array of keynote speeches, state of the industry addresses, and other educational opportunities that one would be hard pressed to find in one location. In addition, the 2013 LAGCOE afforded industry hopefuls a chance to meet industry leaders and apply for careers at the first annual LAGCOE Career Fair with Career Counseling Professional, Danielle Dayries of DMD & Associates.
Action Specialties was proud to service a number of our valued customers for this year’s LAGCOE, not only for the event, but with their uniform programs, safety incentive initiatives and much more. We look forward to being a part of the next LAGCOE, taking place in October 2015.
Louisiana State Troopers Troop I “Driving with Troopers”
Driving with Troopers is the annual Fundraising Golf Scramble, hosted by the Troop I Louisiana State Trooper’s Association. Taking place at the Sugar Oaks Country Club, the fundraising golf scramble celebrated its 9th year. Local business men and women met to test their golf skills against each other in friendly competition. Team Action was proud to walk away with Third Place honors for their performance in the Golf Scramble. Action Specialties is a proud sponsor of this event, and a proud supporter of the Louisiana State Trooper’s Association!
Team Action at the 2013 World Championship Gumbo Cook Off!
Each year, on the second weekend of October, dozens and dozens of local businesses, organizations, and establishments gather in New Iberia’s historic Bouligny Plaza for the annual World Championship Gumbo Cookoff! The three day event culminates in one of the nation’s premier gumbo cook off events taking place on the Sunday. Teams from all around the world meet to put their gumbos and rouxs to the test!
While the cooking teams are hard at work, the rest of their supporters are busy planning skits and decorating the tent space for the other aspects of the competition. The downtown New Iberia area is absolutely packed with colorful tents adorning the theme of the year. This year’s theme was “Red, White, and ROUX!” a nod to patriotism and a good-old-American good time! Cooks and cook-off-goers alike put on their most patriotic outfits and made their rounds dancing, tasting, and spending some quality time with friends both old and new.
Team Action is thankful to take part in the annual event, serving up its signature Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, showing our team spirit, and most of all… having a good time with our valued friends and customers. Thanks to all who came out, visited with us, and passed a good time! Until next year!
Team Action at the 2013 Lafayette Oilman’s Sporting Clays Shoot
It’s not every day that a company gets to take part in a fundraising event where the cause for the dollars raised is completely and immediately evident. When it comes to the Lafayette Oilman’s annual Sporting Clays Shoot, supports of the event get the most “BANG!” for their donation buck. All of the proceeds for this yearly event directly fund scholarships for students at local universities, helping to ensure the strong and profitable future of South Louisiana’s Oil and Gas Industry.
Each year, Action Specialties shows its support of this great event by donating items to the attendees of the event and providing lunch for shooters, staff, and all of those involved in the execution of this annual mainstay. Representatives from dozens of Acadiana Area Oil and Gas Companies attend the two-day shoot, competing for great prizes, and most of all… bragging rights. In addition to the competitive event, the annual Sporting Clays Shoot provides Team Action with valuable time to visit with our customers in attendance. As always, the team welcomes even a short-lived change of pace and the chance to spend some quality time with our valued customers. Thanks to all who came by the Action Specialties tent and enjoyed some great lunch with us.
For more information on how to get involved, visit lafayetteoilmanssportingclays.com
Team Action at the 2013 IADC S. LA Chapter Golf Tourney
Team Action was proud to take part in the 2013 South Louisiana Chapter IADC Golf Tournament! Because of the last year’s outstanding turnout and incredible community and corporate support,the event was able to bring in enough funds to provide 32 $1,600 scholarships and provide a much-needed influx of cash to local charities.
This year’s event was held on October 3rd and 4th at Squirrel Run Golf Club in New Iberia, LA. Representatives from dozens of local energy and service companies met for a day of fun and fundraising for a good cause.
Action Specialties is a proud supporter and member of the International Association of Drilling Contractors!
Team Action and the 2nd Annual Stone Energy Gumbo Cook-Off!
Team Action was a proud platinum sponsor and apparel provider for the 2nd Annual Stone Energy Gumbo Cook-Off to benefit the United Way of Acadiana! Dozens of teams met head to head to find out just who’s got the best roux! The event, taking place at Cajun Field, included activities for the kids, music from Wayne Toups, and dozens of types of all-you-can-eat gumbo for just $5! All proceeds benefit the United Way!
Thanks to our friends and customers at Stone Energy for allowing us to once again be a part of this awesome event. For event highlights, check out the video and photo gallery as well!
Team Action helps Opelousas General Paint the Town Pink
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Action Specialties is helping Opelousas General Health System spread the awareness with their 2013 Paint the Town Pink Initiative! The program, now in its second year, is an effort to promote awareness, impart education, and provide free mammograms for both men and women of the Acadiana community!
One cornerstone of Paint the Town Pink is the tee shirt sale. This provides the opportunity for the community to stand in support of Breast Cancer Awareness! Team Action was proud to be the official provider of this year’s iconic tee shirt. Check out the video below to see the exciting process! We’d like to extend a big “Thank You” to Opelousas General Healthcare System for allowing us to be a part of this incredible initiative!
Team Action at the ASHRM Annual Conference
Here at Action Specialties, we know that the most valuable asset for a business is its employees! In keeping with this commitment to our employees, Team Action not only attended, but displayed at the 2013 Acadiana Society for Human Resources Annual Conference. The team was able to hear presentations from industry leaders, learn about some emerging Human Resources best practices, and also show off what we do here at Action Specialties! Action Specialties is a proud member and support of the Acadiana Society for Human Resource Management!
Team Action Attends the 2013 LAPCO FR Seminar
As one of the south’s premier providers of premium workwear, we at Action Specialties understand that industry education is not just important, but absolutely vital! We know that to keep you and your employees outfitted and safe with Flame Resistant Apparel and PPE, our team needs to be on top of its game! That’s why we place great importance on continuing education. We appreciate the opportunity to learn more from our great vendors at LAPCO.
Team Action Suits Up for Wear Red Day 2013
It’s that time of year again… Time to cheer the Ragin’ Cajuns on to another bowl victory! Every year, Team Action takes part in the annual Wear Red campaign where local businesses show their support for the University of Louisiana by wearing red… not just on the Friday of the event, but EVERY Friday! Action Specialties is a proud license holder and supporter of the ULL Ragin’ Cajuns! GEAUX UL!
Team Congratulates CCA Louisiana on 30 Years of Service
Action Specialties finds its home right in the center of Sportsman’s Paradise. We know that conservation and sportsmanship go hand in hand, and we are proud supporters of Louisiana’s Coastal Conservation Association Sugar Chapter. Each year, Action Specialties is proud to donate to, and support the CCA in its cause to conserve Louisiana’s vital wetlands. The association holds its annual Live Auction and Banquet as one of their flagship fundraisers. Business leaders, sportsmen, and local dignitaries all attend the event to show their support for the organization.
It was the pleasure of Action Specialties to provide this year’s official promotional products and headwear selections which were provided to all of the attendees of the event, as well as their distinguished sponsors. Many thanks to the employees and volunteers at the CCA Sugar Chapter for the hard work they do to preserve our Louisiana Wetlands.
Part team building, part philanthropy, and ALL FUN!
Team Action was proud to take part and sponsor the 2013 Miles Perret Cancer Services’ Games of Acadiana! For the past few years, Action Specialties has been a proud supporter and Champion Sponsor of this amazing community event. Acting as the flagship event and fundraiser for Miles Perret Cancer Services, the Games of Acadiana brings together local businesses and invites the families of the community to come out and “Play with a Purpose!” With dozens upon dozens of family activities, games, prizes, raffles, and more, the Games of Acadiana event has become a Southwest Louisiana tradition, packing the Lafayette Cajundome and Convention center with wall to wall attendees
Each year, Team Action sponsors one of the most anticipated activities of the Games… Dodgeball! For the day, the members of Team Action help manage and coordinate the activity which brings in kids and young adults looking to test their skills beyond the physical education classroom. A few members of Team Action even joined in the fun and threw a few balls while being cheered on by the rest of the crew.
We would like to graciously thank Miles Perret Cancer Services for the incredible and irreplaceable work they do for the Acadiana community. Having had employees and family friends who have personally received aid from this amazing organization, they are one that is near and dear to our collective hearts. Thanks to the staff and volunteers that make this event possible, and we’ll see you next year!
Team Action Aims for the 2013 Louisiana Outdoor Expo!
For the last few years, Action Specialties has been the official printer and vendor for the Louisiana Outdoor Expo! Currently the largest outdoor expo in the South, seeing nearly 30,000 attendees over the weekend, Action Specialties has proudly aligned itself with the annual event held in Lafayette, Louisiana. Each year, hundreds of outdoor vendors set up shop in the Cajundome and Convention Center and show off the very best that the outdoor industry has to offer for the year!
This year’s Louisiana Outdoor Expo the expo boasted a number of notable television personalities who made themselves available to meet and greets with the fans and attendees. Among these were Uncle Si Robinson from AE TV’s Duck Dynasty, Stephanie Hayden from Discovery’s Sons of Guns as well as up-and-coming country music star, Frank Foster! Each year, Action Specialties designs, prints, and sells the annual event tee shirts for the Louisiana Outdoor Expo, which uniquely capture the spirit of the Louisiana Sportsman and all that our great hunting and fishing grounds have to offer. Even though Team Action was busy serving up tees to the anxious crowds, even they were able to take some time to chat with Frank Foster after his Friday Afternoon appearance.
Thanks to all who came out, grabbed a shirt, and spent some time with Team Action! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
Team Action at the Spring IADC Drilling Onshore Conference
The team at Action Specialties take pride in serving the men and women of the oil and gas industry. As part of our commitment to excellence, we are members of the International Association of Drilling Contractors. In addition to our long-standing membership, Team Action regularly displays at the various IADC trade shows around the region. In keeping with this, we took part in the 2013 IADC Drilling Onshore Conference and Exhibition.
The one day event offered a wealth of knowledge and learning opportunities, including a Global MArket Outlook presentation from RAymond James & Associates’ Managing Director, Marshall Adkins. Patrons of the event were also offered the opportunity to lear about Drilling Contract Historical Development and Emerging Trends, as well as un update on current Government Affairs related to the Oil and Gas Industry.
The Knight Oil Tools 2nd Annual Boy Scout Classic
For years, Action Specialties has provided services to Knight Oil Tools, and more importantly we have had the privilege to call them friends. To show our support, Team Action took part in the Knight Oil Tools 2nd Annual Boy Scout Classic golf scramble at Le Triomphe Golf and Country Club.
“Scouting has always played an important role in our family,” Mark Knight writes in the event invitation. “Our family remains committed to helping being [these] values and life skills to as many youth in our community as possible.”
The 4-man golf scramble was sponsored by a number of friends of Team Action; Action Specialties also acted as a Team and Hole Sponsor as well. We are proud to stand firmly by our friends in Knight Oil Tools and their resolve to preserve the values instilled by the Boy Scouts of America and the Evangeline Area Council.
Danos Plays it Safe: Spring Safety Focus ’13
Twice a year, our friends at Danos organize their “Safety Focus” seminars for their dedicated employee base. These events cover a wide range of topics including Hand Safety, Fall Protection, Wellness, Teamwork, Driving Safety and much more. Action Specialties proudly aids and displays at these important team-building functions, and are proud supporters of Danos’ safety efforts. We are proud to provide them with their marketing materials, printing services, and other collateral to make these events memorable!
Friends of Action at the Offshore Technology Conference 2013
Each year, the Offshore Technology Conference hosts the top companies as well as industry organizations and societies in the Oil and Gas Industry. This makes OTC THE place to meet and network with the top industry professionals. EAch year, more than 2,500 (2,700 in recent years) exhibitors set up impressive displays to showcase the year’s advancements in technology relating to the Oil and Gas Industry. Recognizing the immense value of such an event, 104,800 attendees from more than 110 countries poured into the Reliant Center and its adjacent display areas to attend the show.
Even though Team Action did not display at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference, we left our mark on a number of booths throughout the exhibition halls. Our handy work could be found in the form of promotional products, apparel, and even entire trade show displays, utilized by some of our most customers in the Oil and Gas Industry.
For yet another year, Action Specialties is the Official Merchandiser of Festival International de Louisiane! Celebrating its 27th year, the Festival is the two-time recipient of About.com’s World’s Best World Music Festival honor! According to local media, the festival saw more than 400k festival-goers, stimulating the local economy and adding viability to Acadiana’s already rich tourism.
This year, Action Specialties was honored to not only print, but to design the artwork and product concepts for almost the entirety of the merchandise offerings for the 27th annual festival. Attendees of the festival know and love the signature tee shirts that the event is so famous for. They can be seen sporting the gear for the duration of the festival, proudly displaying their purchases. This year, Action Specialties designed and printed more than TWENTY tees and designs, giving the merchandise the vibrant selection that festivalgoers crave!
In addition, Action Specialties provided logoed water bottles, totes, keychains, pet collars, and yes… even FANNY PACKS! Just another example of why Action Specialties’ motto is, “WE CAN DO THAT!”
We would like to thank the tireless efforts of the Festival staff, and the equally work that our employees put in to get the merchandise out in time to help contribute the the electric atmosphere that is Festival International! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
Action Specialties is a proud printing partner for Frank Foster! Frank is an up and coming country star, lighting up the gulf coast with his Roughneck style of country music. Originally born in Louisiana, Frank Foster made his way out to Nashville where he currently lives. When he’s not electrifying crowds with his music, he’s pulling a long haul as an oilfield worker in the Gulf of Mexico. Frank Foster lives the true roughneck way of life, and we are proud to be an apparel partner!
Team Action Utilizes Mojo Helpdesk
“We find ourselves less stressed out, more organized, and this leads to more production. Our department has seen a 25% increase in production of art,” explained Jay Roth, Team Action’s Director of IT and Support. These comments were in regards to the newly implemented service ticket system for Action Specialties, implemented by the company Mojo Helpdesk. Team Action now trusts the same solution used by Toshiba, Miramax Films, Harvard University, the San Antonio Spurs and so many more top companies.
“Mojo helps keep two of our most critical departments running efficiently, keeps us all in the know, provides us excellent records, and makes it easy for our employees to request the things they need.” Action utilizes the support system to tie our sales staff directly with our art department and customer service departments. The ticket system keeps up to date details on art and order statuses and helps us service our customers more efficiently.
Having shared our experience with the folks at Mojo Helpdesk, we were asked to be a featured company on their corporate web site! Team Action was honored by the invitation and even created the materials for the photo shoot. Action’s Marketing and Media Manager, Cory LaGrange facilitated the photo shoot and sent them out to the Mojo Team who published the interview, images, and story to the web!
At the time of the interview, Action Specialties had already closed more than 3,000 service tickets which would have otherwise been an endless string of unorganized email correspondences. Action Specialties is proud to have partnered with Mojo Helpdesk, yet another great piece of technology to help keep us Leading the Way in promotion products and branded apparel!
You can read the entire Mojo Helpdesk Story and Interview by CLICKING HERE!
Continuing Education with the Team at Bulwark
Continuing Education is the key to maintaining a knowledgeable and helpful sales team! Bulwark FR is the world’s largest manufacturer of flame resistant apparel! Team Action was fortunate enough to take part in the “Bulwark University” event in Nashville, TN. The program was comprised of a two-day conference where Bulwark brand vendors convened to learn the latest in workplace hazards, standards and regulations, FR Clothing industry best practices, and much more! Action Specialties is proud to have a sales force that is up to date with industry requirements and standards, and can help outfit your business, no matter what guidelines you must follow! We Can Do That!
Team Action Sells 3,700+ Po Boys for Cancer!
As part of Team Action’s efforts to help establish the Laura Lipari Research Grant, Action Specialties organized a fundraising po boy sale of unprecedented size! With the help of our amazing friends, families, customers and vendors, Team Action was able to sell more than 3,700 po boy lunches to raise money for the grant.
We were graciously aided in our efforts by our good friends at Schlotzky’s in Lafayette who donated THOUSANDS of bags of chips to help make this a reality. In addition, Champagnes Bakery provided us with mountains of sweet treats to help fill the lunch bags of those purchasing po boys!
The team arrived bright and early (actually, it was still pretty dark) and fired up the pits before 6am to make sure that lunch would be served! It took the coordination of dozens of volunteers, as well as some very understanding customers, to make sure that the po boy sale would go off without a hitch! As the delivery drivers made their ways to their respective destinations, the rest of the team held down the fort here at Action Specialties, manning multiple distribution stations to make sure everyone had their meals in time for lunch!
We would like to thank each and every one of our amazing customers who donated, volunteered, and helped us make this fundraiser a staggering success. Without our friends, families, and customers, we would not have been able to facilitate all of the orders which we received. We have truly seen what this community is capable of, and we have been blown away by the care, compassion, and generosity of those that we so PROUDLY call “TEAM ACTION!”
Starkey Hearing Foundation Grants the Gift of Hearing
Daughter of Team Action’s Christy Robicheaux, Maci Rowan is your normal 9-year-old. If you’ve ever been to an Action Specialties Function, odds are you’ve seen Maci enjoying herself right alongside the entire team, from the Games of Acadiana event to the annual gumbo cookoff. One thing that sets Maci apart is her absolute strength. Wise and brave beyond her 9 short years, Maci was born with cerebral palsy. An illness that would hinder most children, Maci is the exception, living each day with vibrance and incredible charisma. Her daily outlook on the world is one that inspires everyone with whom she comes into contact. But lately, Maci started to withdraw due to a developing loss of hearing. As she struggled in her daily studies in school, her mother Christi noticed the change and sought the help of the Starkey Hearing Foundation.
The “Starkey Hearing Foundation travels the globe delivering the transformative gift of hearing to people in need. Improving and connecting lives one by one. Community by community. continent by continent.” The Starkey Hearing foundation teamed up with the Garth Brooks’ Super ProCamps event which took place in New Orleans, and Maci received an invitation! She participated in all of the fun events planned, and was given the opportunity to meet a number of NFL superstars, including retired Saints player, Deuce McAllister!
Aside from all the fun and recreation that the event had to offer, the Starkey Hearing Foundation had a special gift for Maci. Not having been able to hear her own voice in a number of months, Maci excitedly received her hearing aid, exclaiming, “I can talk again!” At the closing of the event, Maci was named “Champion of the Day.”
We would like to thank the Starkey Hearing Foundation for all of the life-changing work they do for those needing aid in correcting and reclaiming their sense of hearing. Congratulations to Maci and her renewed hearing!
VC Lady Eagles win the Class A State Basketball Championship!
Team Action would like to congratulate the Vermilion Catholic Screamin’ Eagles and their coach, Kim Guidry, on their winning of the 2013 Class A State Basketball Championship! The Lady Eagles were able to pull off a last minute win with only six seconds left on the clock! Action Specialties is proud to share in their celebration. Just two days before the big game, Action Specialties was approached to help produce a sign to help cheer on the team and boost morale… but this was no ordinary sign. Team coach, Kim Guidry, is an inspirational force to the young ladies who make up the Screamin’ Eagles. In her honor, the team produced a HUGE sign to show their support, a large cut out of the face that helped lead them to victory! Team Action created and produced the special sign and had it ready to pick up the very next day!
We are proud of the Lady Eagles and their dedication to the game. We are honored to have helped you all cheer your team to victory!
Team Action at the IADC Houston Oilfield Charity Shoot
Team Action was proud to take part in the 3rd Annual IADC Houston Chapter Oilfield Charity Shoot. Held on March 8th, the event was hosted by the American Shooting Centers with all proceeds going to the Oilfield Christian Fellowship and the Oil Patch Chaplains. These two organizations were chosen as the recipients of the funds because of their outstanding dedication and selfless service for the oilfield workers and their families.
The IADC Houston Chapter was able to raise in excess of $40k last year alone, investing those funds in organizations dedicated to the Oil and Gas Industry, its employees, families, and more. Team Action is proud to be active and supporting members of the International Association of Drilling Contractors.
Friends at Bristow Unveil New Eurocopter 175
Team Action loves celebrating the milestones and accomplishments of our friends and customers. Bristow recently unveiled a brand new helicopter to add to their already impressive fleet. The Eurocopter 175 is an impressive machine, boasting 16-18 seats and 434-cubic feet of cabin space. To put that all into perspective, the EC175 has a 685 gallon fuel tank for extended range flights! This massive helicopter can fill a number of mission roles including offshore transport, search and rescue missions, as well as medevac operations!
Team Action was invited to come and get a first-hand look at this impressive piece of engineering advancement. Action Specialties’ President, Lenny Lipari, and Team Action account managers for Bristow, Marla McDuffie and Millisa Hill were invited to take part in the grand unveiling event at Bristow’s office here in New Iberia, LA.
We would like to congratulate Bristow on their acquisition and thank them for allowing us to be a part of such an exciting event!
Help Us Establish the Laura Lipari Research Grant!
Known for her unparalleled joy and love for life, little Laura Lipari (daughter of Bryan Lipari, Blue Fin Services Co-Owner, and granddaughter of Lenny Lipari, President of Action Specialties) is reaching the very end of her regimen of chemotherapy, which she has undergone for the last two years. Never letting the illness affect her love for life, Laura has been renowned and honored for her giving spirit. Laura’s immeasurable bravery, and her loving compassion have prompted the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of MS and LA to name her as their 2014 Girl of the Year! To continue her spirit of hope and inspiration, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has established the LAURA LIPARI RESEARCH GRANT.
The LAURA LIPARI RESEARCH GRANT will be awarded, in the name of Laura Lipari, to an exceptional organization that aids in the advancement of research in the field of Acute Lymphoblast Leukemia (ALL), the most common form of childhood cancer. The funds will be used to help further advance the search for a cure of this disease.
“We would like to participate in this campaign to help families like ourselves cope and try to ease the everyday journey of curing this disease,” says Bryan Lipari. “Also, we would like to make families that are not affected by childhood cancers aware of the daily struggles we experience in the process of becoming cancer free. It truly affects every member of the family.”
We are currently seeking donations from all of our friends, families, customers, vendors, and associates to go towards the LAURA LIPARI RESEARCH GRANT. Your generous donations will help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society further research to help find a cure for this cancer that affects so many children. The Team at Action Specialties is helping to raise contributions to the LAURA LIPARI RESEARCH GRANT by holding a Po Boy Sale! For only a $5 donation, you will receive a Sausage Po Boy, Bag of Chips and a Sweet Treat. For our business friends and partners in the immediate area, we will delive orders of 25 or more lunches! This is a great way to reward your workplace and donate directly to the Laura Lipari Research Grant!
CLICK HERE FOR: Po Boy Sale Order Form
Additionally, Team Action has joined with our friends and customers at Blue Fin Services to hold a $10/ticket raffle with a number of excellent prizes including a paid Gator Hunt, Yeti Cooler, and many more! Contact your sales person or give us a call at 337-367-1664!
Finally, for those interested in making monetary donations, you can CLICK HERE TO: visit the donation page of Craig Ortego. All proceeds from all three donation methods will go towards backing the LAURA LIPARI RESEARCH GRANT. We need YOU to help us make this a possibility and help change the lives of children around the world.
CLICK HERE TO: visit the donation page of Craig Ortego.
During the last 60 years, the LLS has invested more than $875 Million to help develop better cancer treatments, all through initiatives like the LAURA LIPARI RESEARCH GRANT. Only 40 years ago, the chance of surviving Acute Lymphoblast Leukemia was a mere 3%. Through tireless research, the survival rate today is now at 90% and rising! Additionally, the LLS has had a hand in funding nearly EVERY drug used today in the battle against blood cancers. You, a close friend of Action Specialties, can help those numbers rise even further. Please reach out to us with any questions, concerns, or inquiries you may have. Let’s make the cure for “ALL” a possibility!
Team Action at the IADC HSET Conference
For more than 70 years, the International Association of Drilling Contractors, or IADC, has “exclusively represented the worldwide oil and gas drilling industry.” Part of this representation comes in the form of presenting a number of renowned, recurring conferences and exhibitions. Team Action had the opportunity to attend and display at the IADC Health, Safety, Environment and Training Conference and Exhibition in Houston, TX.
The event took place over two days, February 5th and 6th, with the Platinum Sponsor being one of Action’s proud friends and customers, Diamond Offshore. Other sponsors included our friends and customers, Hercules Offshore and Ensco. This event marked the very first IADC HSET conference for the 2013 calendar year. The exhibition covered a wide range of topics including “impacting accident prevention, environmental protection, competency, and training in the drilling industry.”
A wide range of topics were covered by the many informative sessions, lectures, and seminars. Among these topics were company safety culture, risk management, crisis aversion, improving performance, company morale, and much much more. For years, Action Specialties has been a proud member and supporter of the International Association of Drilling Contractos, and was proud to attend and display at this great exhibition and conference.
Team Action at the 2013 PPAI Expo
The trip to the 2013 PPAI Expo in fabulous Las Vegas was definitely a journey. Leading up to departure, the region received torrential downpours, delaying and canceling flights across Acadiana. After having their flights delayed, eventually cancelled, and postponed, the team piled in and headed out from Lafayette to the Houston Airport where they would finally depart for fabulous Las Vegas and the 2013 PPAI Expo!
This year, the 2013 PPAI Expo attracted more than 10,000 distributors from almost 4,000 companies to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center to see what the 1,500 displaying providers have to offer for the new year. The massive event covered more than ONE MILLION SQUARE FEET, the 5th largest convention center in the nation. The expo provided an opportunity for Team Action to gain educational insight on new products for 2013, as well as the ability to meet with a large number of our sales representatives from companies that we don’t always have the opportunity to visit with. We thank each and everyone one of the great line representatives that we had the opportunity to visit with! We could not bring our customers the great products that they have come to expect without the help from our manufacturers. See you in 2014!
Team Action is proud to have sold more than 150 Mardi Gras Tees to raise money for local charities! All of the proceeds will be going to a local non-profit organization! We would like to thank all of our great friends and customers for helping us in supporting those who do such great things for the local community. We could not do this without you! -1/6/2012
Team Action is looking to raise some quick cash for local charities! This Mardi Gras, as with every year, Action Specialties is selling special Mardi Gras tee shirts with ALL proceeds going to local charities! Not only can you get a quality tee for your Mardi Gras celebration, but Team Action has sweetened the deal!
If you or your business order 24 or more shirts, We will print your logo, one color, on the neck back for FREE! This is a great chance for you to build company and team spirit with great seasonal Mardi Gras tees, all while helping us raise money for charity!
To order, simply save, print out, and fax the form below to (337) 367-1664. We can also take orders over the phone by contacting Becki Mendoza at (337) 367-1664. All orders must be received by 5pm, THIS THURSDAY, January 31!
2013 mardi gras shirt order form (Right Click and Save)
Much to Learn from a Seven-Year-Old
Team Action loves to celebrate the great things that our friends, family, and customers do! Bryan Lipari enacted a special initiative to the employees of his company, Blue Fin Services. The employees at Blue Fin Services made personal donations to a pool of money that would go towards a very special cause. What made this cause so special? The organization or charity that would receive these funds would be chosen by Bryan Lipari’s youngest daughter, Laura.
Known for her unparalleled joy and love for life, little Laura is reaching the very end of her regimen of chemotherapy, which she has undergone for the last two years. Dr. Ammar Morad has helped the Lipari’s along Laura’s road to recovery as she received treatment at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Lafayette, LA. Never letting the illness affect her spirit, Laura is a budding philanthropist and animal lover alike! Given the option to spend the money however she would choose, Laura made her decision without hesitation. Her passion for animals is what led her to choose the Angel Paws Adoption Center as the recipient of the funds raised by the gracious employees at Blue Fin Services. The gesture moved the team at Action Specialties so much, that owner Lenny Lipari (Laura’s Grandfather) also made a donation in Team Action’s name as well.
In an interview with the Daily Iberian, Laura was quoted saying “I pretty much love animals, and I figured I should probably give some money.” The funds, exceeding $1000 in cash, will be likely used to help facilitate a smaller satellite building at the center to help nurse and nurture newborn puppies and kittens who would otherwise have a hard time in the shelter’s busy surroundings. According to her most recent count, Sandy Sawyer, the manager of the shelter, estimates that they tend to more than 70 dogs and 90 cats! This is all alongside the facility’s fenced area outside that is home to a number of goats, horses, guinea pigs, and MORE! The shelter is one of the only “No Kill” shelters in the region, which makes their work all the more important. This also adds to the need for community support from local animal lovers, just like Laura.
Before leaving, Laura and her mother Gretchen expressed that it is Laura’s hope to help volunteer at the shelter once her immune system is strong enough. Team Action admires the courageous, giving, and wonderful spirit that Laura shares with everyone with whom she comes into contact.
Action Specialties would like to encourage any of our friends, customers, or vendors to help join the cause and help spread “Laura’s Love for Animals!” Anyone interested in joining us in our support can contact the Angel Paws Adoption Center (formerly the Iberia Humane Society) at (337) 365-1923 or at IberiaHu@iberiahumane.com. In addition, the shelter is always in need of volunteers! They are located at 1314 Troy Road in New Iberia, LA. Find them on the web at www.iberiahumane.com and support this incredible cause!
Action Takes Part in the 2013 Festival International Pin Premier
Action Specialties is once again, the Official Apparel Printer of Festival International de Louisiane!
Team Action was invited to take part in the 2013 Festival International Pin Premier! The Festival Pin is the driving force behind the annual festival. Offered to the community at NO charge, Festival International provides a massive boost to the local economy and is supported largely in part by the purchase of the annual lapel pin.
Festival International held a posh, stylish event to unveil the 2013 pin design! The theme of the event was “L’esprit du Blues,” or “The Spirit of the Blues!” The attendees donned their fanciest of attire and gathered for cocktails, hos d’oeuvres, and music from Lil’ Buck Sinegal!
This year’s Festival International Pin was designed by our friends and customers, BBR Creative, an art-driven marketing and advertising agency out of Lafayette LA, and the official agency of the festival.
In addition, the event was the first peek at official poster for this year. Fredric O. Daspit created his piece, “Passion in Blue,” a collection of sculptures that he created.
Team Action was honored to be a part of this exciting event, and even more excited to be part of the Festival International family!
Team Action Presents the “Show Your Team Spirit” Giveaway!
It’s that time of year: We are in the thick of football season and the holidays are upon us. Action Specialties is combining the best of both to bring you the “Show Your Team Spirit” Giveaway! All you’ve got to do to enter is send us a picture of you and/or your crew sporting your favorite team gear. Whether you’re tailgating at the game, hanging out around the campfire, or just hanging out in the comfort of your own living room. We want to see you support your team! You can either send your pics in to firstname.lastname@example.org or simply use the form below. We will choose a winner at random from all of the entries on 12/21! It just takes seconds to enter:
- “Like” us on Facebook
- Send in your pic to email@example.com or the form below
- Get your friends to “Like,” “Share,” and support your photo on our Facebook Page
- WIN! WIN! WIN!
First place will win your choice of a collegiate colored or camo 55qt K2 cooler! Second Place will win a $50 gift card to our company store to spend on collegiate merch! GOOD LUCK and SHOW YOUR TEAM SPIRIT!
Thank you ALL for making this giveaway a great success! Winners have been notified and prizes sent out. Keep an eye out, we will have another great giveaway coming your way VERY soon!
Team Action at the 1st Annual Frank’s Chili Cook Off!
For more than 10 years, Action Specialties was a proud sponsor of the Halliburton Chili Cook Off, an annual fundraising cookoff for the United Way. After such a long and successful run, the crew at Halliburton handed off the cook off torch to Frank’s Casing Crew. From this came the very 1st Annual Frank’s Chili Cook Off! Team Action was proud to also carry on the torch as a proud sponsor of this philanthropic cook off, even through the transition of title sponsors for the event. The event, which was open to the public, offered an incredible “All You Can Eat Chili” lunch for only a $5 donation which benefits the United Way.
Team Action gathered together EARLY, in the parking lot of the Mall of Acadiana where the annual event is held. Before sun-up, the teams had already started browning their secret ingredients and starting their highly anticipated chili’s. In addition to the traditional offerings, Team Action brought out the barbecue pits to cook up some of our famous stuffed, bacon-wrapped jalapeno peppers, for which we have been increasingly known.
By the time the gates opened up to the public, the teams were ready to dish up their best. Team Action was shocked when we ran out of chili AND peppers entirely, and all within an hour and 15 minutes of the event’s start!
Action Specialties would like to thank Frank’s Casing Crew for allowing us to continue to be a part of such a long-standing, philanthropic event. We hope that this year’s cookoff is just the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship to benefit local non-profit efforts! We would also like to thank our many great friends and customers who stopped by, sampled our dishes, and helped to make this event a great success!
Diamond Offshore, good friends of Team Action, celebrated their 1st Annual Mike Trahan Memorial Picnic on October 1st of this year. The event was enacted as a living celebration to Mr. Mike Trahan, long time employee and friend to all at Diamond Offshore, ultimately holding the position of Chief Information Officer.
The Diamond Offshore Picnic was an annual event for the friends and employees of the company. Over the last few years, the annual event had fallen by the way side, lapsing temporarily. Before his untimely passing in March of this year, it was Mike Trahan who has specifically asked for the reinstatement of the company building event. This year, the crew at Diamond Offshore felt it fitting to bring back the annual event and name it in his honor. Team Action was proud to aid Diamond Offshore’s picnic revival in the form of an in kind donation. It is our pleasure and privilege to give a hand to a company that so graciously gives back to its employees, especially in the memory of Mr. Mike Trahan.
We would like to thank Diamond Offshore for sharing this moving event with Team Action.
“Anna Smith, at Stabil Drill
I just wanted to tell you two how much I appreciate everything you do. You make my world and my job easier by taking care of your business so efficiently. Though they may try, no one can compare to you guys and Action Specialties. You will always have my business."