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Québec firm acquires Baton Rouge’s Drillco

Baton Rouge's Drillco is one of two companies acquired by a Montreal, Québec company on a quest to become a global leader for productivity in the metalworking industry. Walter Surface Technologies last week announced it...

Grön Fuels project named nation’s No. 2 deal by ‘Business Facilities’

Grön Fuels’ proposed renewable fuels complex in West Baton Rouge Parish has been named the nation’s No. 2 project in Business Facilities magazine’s 2020 Economic Development Deal of the Year competition.  Fidelis Infrastructure announced in...

NOPB sets new safety record

The New Orleans Public Railroad had zero reportable injuries and zero reportable human factor derailments in over 365 days. This is the first time reaching this milestone for NOPB and a significant accomplishment in...

Federal funding comes through for building 4 more FRCs at Bollinger Shipyards

A federal omnibus spending bill for 2021 includes funding for four more Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters for the U.S. Coast Guard, which will be built in Louisiana. The contract with Bollinger Shipyards increases the total...

Governor John Bel Edwards, Sen. John Kennedy and Louisiana economist Loren Scott headline the...

Get an inside look at key issues for business and the Louisiana economy in 2021 at the Business Report Leadership Power Webcast, coming Jan. 29. For more than two decades, Business Report has provided business,...

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My Toughest Challenge: Bill Fenstermaker

Bill Fenstermarker Chairman/CEO, C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates Inc., Lafayette WHAT THEY DO: Engineering, survey/mapping and environmental firm offering a combination of services to a variety of markets...

My Toughest Challenge: Kyle J. Remont of RED Group in New...

Position: President Company: RED Group, New Orleans What They Do: Specialize in control systems design and integration, industrial IT consulting and industrial control systems security. RED...
There was really no way to plan for this. The COVID-19 pandemic knocked Louisiana’s industrial community back on its heels and sent it scrambling to find answers in a new reality—and that’s in a region that has already battled storms, spills, floods and various other monkey wrenches over the...

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10/12 Industry Report tracks the status of announced or proposed industrial projects in south Louisiana since Jan. 1, 2014, with projected capital investment of $25 million or more. The top map indicates projects estimated at $250 million or more; the map below it, those between $25 million and $250 million. Data is current as of January 1, 2020. Second line...

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