Austin Industries Partners with School of Management
Austin Industries, based in Dallas, has served cities across the country since its founding in 1918. The company provides civil, commercial and industrial construction services in the southern half of the United States. Subsidiary Austin Commercial builds office buildings, technology sites, hospitals and other commercial projects.
The company has joined with the Jindal School on several projects, including a media wall. A centerpiece of the school's first-floor atrium, the media wall consists of a dozen flat-screen monitors that display Jindal School announcements and news.
A new project by Austin Commercial is a display case to highlight the accomplishments of Naveen Jindal MBA'92, for whom the school is named. The display features Jindal's leadership as chairman and managing director of Jindal Steel and Power Limited, his political career in India's Parliament’s lower house and his record-setting sports endeavors.
Steve Penson, regional manager of Austin Commercial, serves on the Jindal School of Management Advisory Council. "Our involvement with UT Dallas as we work to achieve Tier One has been mutually beneficial," said Penson. "As a corporate citizen of North Texas and a nearby resident of Richardson, I am extremely proud of UT Dallas’ rapid transformation and the groundwork that has been established for long term success."
Austin Industries has supported the University in several additional ways, including CEO Ronald J. Gafford's service on the Development Board, participation in The Leadership Center at UT Dallas, contributing to golf scholarships and sponsorship of the annual awards gala.