News & Updates

Bernadette Collins, Business Development Manager

by Troy Schrenk

Bernadette Collins has joined Target Lodging as a Business Development Manager. She has over 20 years of experience in oil and gas and is a proven senior sales leader. Throughout her career, she has often been the primary liaison between the end user, the project design team, the construction managers and logisticians on major projects. It is not uncommon to find her driving down an oil patch road to visit with a customer at a rig site.

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Target Lodging: Changing Our Name, Keeping Our Commitment

by Troy Schrenk

When Target Logistics was formed in 1978, we were an aggregator of services, from transportation to catering to hospitality to security. However, our business has evolved over the years both in terms of service and scale.

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GSA

by Troy Schrenk

The General Services Administration (GSA), an independent agency of the United States federal government, has designated Target Lodging to maintain the Professional Services Schedule (PSS) for Logistics Service Solutions.

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New Mobile App Improves Guest Experience

by Troy Schrenk

We are excited to announce the launch of the Target Lodging Mobile App, available on iTunes and Google Play.

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Our Service-First Philosophy

by Troy Schrenk

At Target Lodging, we know that the optimal housing experience for your workforce is about more than just beds and meals—it’s about service. Though we’re proud to offer best-in-class beds and dining, we’re especially proud to say that customer service is the driving factor in all that we do. Our service-first approach makes all the difference for our guests.

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Target Lodging Welcomes Four New Team Members to Houston Office

by Troy Schrenk

In an effort to continue the high level of service and expertise our customers are accustomed to, we’re excited to announce four key additions to our team. Each brings their unique qualifications and experience to help us improve service to our customers, our guests and our staff. Read on to learn more about these key additions.

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3 Surprising Facts About Sleep You Might Have Missed

by Troy Schrenk

Like eating or drinking, sleep is a biological requirement. According to the CDC, sleep deprivation is a growing epidemic in the workforce, particularly for shift workers. The National Institutes of Health suggests that adults need 7-8 hours of sleep per night, but too often, workers average fewer than 6 hours. We know that sleep is […]

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Understanding and Retaining the Millennial Workforce

by Troy Schrenk

In many industrial sectors, including oil, gas, and construction, experienced workers (especially Baby Boomers) are retiring with fewer younger workers to take their place. As “The Great Crew Change” continues, smart companies need to adapt to the unique needs of younger workers, especially the Millennial workforce. The same tactics that worked in the past won’t necessarily work in today’s environment. How can companies step up their efforts to recruit Millennials for critical roles in the rotational workforce? How can they recruit these valuable, trained employees and keep them on board?

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The Dangerous Impact of Commuting on Workforce Safety

by Troy Schrenk

When it comes to remote worksites in the oil and gas industry, or on isolated construction sites, lodging options are few and far between. It is common practice for employers to  provide their workers a per diem for housing expenses, and let it go at that. That approach saves money, but it comes with a big catch; workers often have few options except for inadequate accommodations, a long drive away from the job site. These long commutes have a major effect on sleep, job performance, and, most importantly, safety.

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Accident Reduction through Better Housing

by Troy Schrenk

No one wants accidents. No one wants to see workers injured. No one wants to see valuable equipment ruined. No one wants delays and reduced productivity. Yet workplace accidents are a real risk at remote oil and construction sites. Timetables are tight and the work is dangerous. Are workplace accidents inevitable? The answer is a resounding no. Accident reduction doesn’t happen by accident. Companies today understand the risks and work to mitigate them. When it comes to remote sites, housing is a key strategy to reduce the risk.

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How Can Workforce Housing Prevent Substance Abuse?

by Troy Schrenk

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Housing and the High Cost of High Turnover

by Troy Schrenk

The shortage of skilled workers in the energy and construction sectors is a common topic. It makes sense to offer quality lodging to attract the valuable skilled workers needed for today’s critical projects on remote sites. Recruitment, however, is only half the battle. Keeping these valuable employees is critical—maybe even more critical than recruiting them in the first place. For the rotational workforce, housing is at the core of retention issues.

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Sleep, Safety and Workplace Fatigue: Facts You Need to Know

by Troy Schrenk

On remote sites, whether in construction or engineering, there’s extraordinary pressure to get the job done and work the shifts it takes to accomplish the goal. At the same time, more companies know they need to put fatigue management plans into place. Everyone knows sleep deprivation and the resulting fatigue can lead to accidents and low productivity; but what does that really mean, and what can employers do to address it?

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Calories Are Not Created Equal: Fatigue, Safety, and Nutrition

by Troy Schrenk

On grueling remote jobsites in the construction and energy industries, safety is the major concern. Harsh climates and strict schedules mean extra care when it comes to driving trucks or operating heavy machinery. Accidents can derail projects, increase costs, set back schedules…and, worst of all, result in serious injuries.

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The Next Generation: How Housing Recruits Tomorrow’s Workers

by Troy Schrenk

It’s called “the great crew change” in the oil and gas industries, but it affects construction, mining, and other sectors as well. Baby Boomers are retiring and the pool of skilled workers is shrinking. Companies face a new set of challenges when it comes to recruiting and retaining Generation X and Millennial workers, who have different skillsets and different expectations. What’s the best strategy to recruit the best younger workers and retain them for the long haul?

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Drive Time and Its Impact on Your Workforce

by Troy Schrenk

In remote worksites, food and shelter are the basic necessities of life. Responsible employers understand how better sleep, health and morale contribute to safety and productivity. But when it comes to housing, there’s a critical factor that might not be considered: drive time.

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New Wolf Camp Showcases the Economics of Comfort™

by Troy Schrenk

Mentone, Texas is located within the lowest populated county in the United States—82 residents according to the 2010 U.S. Census. It also happens to be located in the Delaware Basin, one of the most prolific, long-producing oil basins in North America. Target Lodging is proud to offer more than 200 employees and contractors brand new, next generation accommodations at Wolf Camp, exclusive to Anadarko.

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Investing in the Economics of Sleep

by Troy Schrenk

Fatigue management is a growing concern in many industries today. Every day, we see more news stories and research about the importance of sleep to every facet of our health and well-being. Everyone understands the risks of a sleep deprived, fatigued workforce—but how can companies that operate remote work sites really be sure workers are getting quality sleep? Lodging with an optimal sleeping environment takes on a new level of urgency for workers in these demanding fields.

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Better Housing, Better Quality of Life: Housing as a Recruitment Strategy

by Troy Schrenk

It’s a fact: the number of skilled workers is shrinking. North American oil, gas, mining and construction operations are facing unprecedented labor shortages. Part of this due to the growing number of retiring Baby Boomers. Newer workers are more reluctant to take jobs that require them to live in poor conditions on remote sites.

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The Other 12 Hours: The ROI of Recreation

by Troy Schrenk

When it comes to housing for the remote workforce, the equations when it comes to food and sleep are basic and easy to understand. Better beds = better sleep = better work. Good nutrition = improved health = a more prepared workforce.

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Investing in Workforce Nutrition: You Are What You Eat

by Troy Schrenk

In too many remote energy or construction worksites, healthy dining options are, to put it mildly, limited. Fast food, greasy spoons and convenience stores are the order of the day. Even if there are grocery stores, and even if workers know how to cook, there are usually no real kitchens available.

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Debunking the “Roughneck” Stereotype in the Remote Workforce

by Troy Schrenk

When it comes to remote workers in the industry energy, the stereotype of the “roughneck” is alive and well: hard-drinking, hard-living, uneducated younger men who bring vice and assorted boomtown ills in their wake. Tough, rugged, self-reliant men who don’t care about safety. But it may be rooted more in Wild West mythology than in actual demographics.

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