What Our Clients Say About Us

Shell Norco

The Shell Norco Manufacturing Complex (NMC) would like to express our appreciation for the contributions by Altair Strickland during our 2019 Who Dat Crackin’ Turnaround This event was one of the largest and most complex turnarounds in the site’s history and was the culmination of over two years of planning and 1.1 million work hours of execution.  Your contribution to this highly successful event has helped position NMC for continued safe and competitive production for years to come.

The Altair team was instrumental in developing and optimizing the plan and schedule for the Reactor/Riser Cyclone Replacement project. The scope of this project was likely unprecedented to be executed during a turnaround and therefore presented many challenges. Altair’s leadership and employees were continually resilient as they overcame these challenges and delivered in a most professional manner.

Brett Woltjen
General Manager
Norco Manufacturing Complex


On behalf of ConocoPhillips, I would like to take a moment to thank you for Altair-Strickland's Safety Leadership on our Coke Drum Replacement Project.

Your team's proactive management approach related to Safety is evidenced by your upfront safety planning and resources you have already expended on your project. Realize that your past Safety performance was a key reason the ConocoPhillips Billings Refinery making Altair-Strickland the Contractor of choice for this project. It wasn't the lack of incidents that impressed us...it was the response and managements of the incidents you did have that set your Team apart.

Brady Hobza
Project Manager
Coke Drum Replacement Project
ConocoPhillips Refinery

McKee Inspection

Just a quick note to say I enjoyed working with ya’ll and to complement all the folks involved on a job very well done. I can say that Valero is extremely pleased with the performance. I guess now we get prepared to do a Rxr change out. Feel free to contact me for any reason.

Take care and I look forward to working with ya’ll in the next few months.

Ray B. Eller


In recognition of a job well done during our 1Q08 event outage, please accept this pictorial history of the two Beaumont Refinery FCCU reactors heavy lifts.

Your participation and commitment had definite, positive impacts and were major contributing factors to the overall success of the project.

Don Lee Crawford
Project Manager

Mark Bullock
Project Manager

Roger Nash
Refinery Operations Representative


I wanted to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks and gratitude for all the hard work and professionalism that the Altair Strickland staff displayed during our recent FCCU Turnaround. Your organization and the team members you had on site during the execution, worked extremely hard to meet our schedule and they did so while maintaining a strong focus on safety and quality.

Your organization showed great team work with all parties involved and we’ve heard nothing but good things from the folks in the field that your interfaced with every day.

Altair was challenged with managing and executing the largest segment of this work and did so with great quality and craftsmanship. The ability of your organization to deliver a high quality of service with multiple disciplines is a very valuable asset to our organization. Your impeccable safety record speaks for itself.

Bill Harkinds
Turnaround Planning Manager
Valero Texas City Refinery

Valero McKee

I wanted to express my appreciation for your leadership during the FCC TA. Great job!

Opperations Director