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Motiva Enterprises - Wild West Awards Video (1999)

Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum

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  •  Host David Bartholdi sets up the video’s theme by traveling back in time to the days of the Texas Oil Boom, a time when the ideas behind refining companies like Motiva were formed. 
  •  Recognition for groups who scored 100 percent on their lube audits, which tests how efficiently certain pieces of refining equipment run 
  •  Recognition for parts of the refinery that scored 90 percent or above on power efficiency 
  •  Awards for at least 20 percent improvement in the last year concerning mechanical breakdowns and failure rates 
  •  Awards for refinery units who exceeded their technical plans for crude throughput for the year 
  •  Recognition for Hazmat teams and reducing environmental incidents 
  •  A hilariously awkward bar fight scene that transitions to acknowledging Motiva’s priority of safety and reducing recordable injuries 
  •  Awards for Volunteers of the Year 
  •  Recognition for suggestions by employees for increasing profitability, and for the 1999 Teams of Excellence 
  •  Awards for Quarterly Housekeeping 
  •  Award for 1999 Outstanding Unit for the Port Arthur refinery, and conclusion of reading awards and recognition  
  •  Another hilariously awkward scene of a staged conflict between Motiva Enterprises and other companies represented by cowboys 
  •  Compilation of Motiva workers at meetings and in the middle of projects, smiling and waving at the camera. Some are even in Wild West costume! 
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In this awards video, Motiva Enterprises shows its appreciation for the workers at the company’s Port Arthur refinery. The company video was filmed at the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum with a frame story of the host, David Bartholdi, traveling back in time to become a cowboy in the early 20th century. Bartholdi ties the awards and recognition categories to aspects of work and daily life in a Texas boomtown, and ceremony even includes a couple of scenes reflecting bar fights and gun duels from old Western movies.