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Bert Turner (2002)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2002-08-09

Duration: 00:23:43

Subjects: Turner, Bert S., 1921-2008 | Business | Turner Industries | Construction industry


  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Bush, Charles Producer
  • Turner, Bert Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from August 9, 2002, features an interview with Bert Turner conducted by Gus Weill. Turner, a native of Elizabeth, is the owner of Turner Industries, the largest industrial construction firm in Louisiana. He discusses: his move to Missouri after his father’s death at age eight; his time at LSU; his military service in the South Pacific; studying for his MBA at Harvard University; working with Exxon; meeting his wife Sue; his work with the Nichols Construction Company; his decision to go into business for himself; the current opportunities available in Louisiana; his charitable activities; and the qualities he looks for in new employees.