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How a small team with a vision built an industrial powerhouse in Prairieville

Five years ago, Paola Alvarado had big dreams but no work. She, along with her husband, Luis, and founding member Kerry Ponthier were knocking on doors—but no one was answering. As Baton Rouge Business Report writes...

Honeywell announces $1.8B acquisition of Air Products’ LNG line

Honeywell has struck a deal to acquire Air Products’ liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment business for $1.81 billion, The Wall Street Journal reports. The cash deal announced Wednesday is a small bite for Charlotte, North Carolina-based Honeywell, which...

A new logistics park is being developed in Ascension Parish

Two Louisiana-based firms—JRE Capital and Ratcliff Development—are partnering to develop a new logistics park on 186 acres of farmland in Geismar. Located along Interstate 10 in the heart of Louisiana’s chemical corridor, Magnolia Ridge Logistics Park will...

Institute for Energy Innovation webinar to give update on Lake Maurepas carbon storage risk

The LSU Institute for Energy Innovation is hosting a webinar on July 25 to review progress on one of its independent research projects on carbon sequestration, with a special focus on the Lake Maurepas...

Venture Global builds massive sea wall to protect Plaquemines LNG facility

Plaquemines Parish might seem like a risky location for a $21 billion LNG plant, but Arlington, Va.-based Venture Global says it has the answer -- a 26-foot-high steel sea wall that surrounds the 632-acre...

CF Industries’ Donaldsonville plant plays role in first ship-to-ship ammonia transfer

Trafigura Group has completed its first ship-to-ship (STS) transfer of ammonia using approximately 6,000 metric tons of the product from CF Industries' Donaldsonville manufacturing complex, reports Sea News. The transfer occurred last week in...

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A common thread of optimism runs through Louisiana’s rising stars of industry. In their various positions of influence, these emerging leaders have overcome their own unique obstacles and taken calculated risks to become guiding forces in their companies. At their core, they’re dreamers who take action. They tend to rise...

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