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CIS expands footprint with Tennessee acquisition

CIS, a New Orleans-based commercial HVAC company with offices in Baton Rouge and Port Allen, has acquired Tennessee-based E Solutions for Buildings. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, E Solutions for Buildings is a provider of HVAC, fire...

Corps requests public comments for Port Fourchon channel deepening

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is requesting public comments for the proposed deepening of the federal navigation channel at Port Fourchon. The proposed project would allow for deep draft vessels to navigate in and...

Louisiana’s truckers cast bigger net to attract more drivers

Louisiana’s beleaguered trucking industry blames systemic issues for a worsening driver shortage and hopes to cast a bigger net to entice more non-traditional workers to the industry. There’s growing evidence that something must be done....

Ascension and St. James parishes are bracing for an industrial tsunami

Kate MacArthur is worried about the roads in her parish. If most of the industrial projects planned for Ascension Parish break ground in the next year or two, the resulting surge in contractors and...

McNeese breaks ground on LNG Center for Excellence

Construction has begun on the new LNG Center for Excellence, commemorated by a groundbreaking ceremony last week on the campus of McNeese State University, reports KPLC News. Leadership from McNeese State University, elected officials, industry...

Oil companies expand offshore drilling

Oil companies such as Shell are betting that the world will need oil and gas for decades to come, reports the New York Times. To serve that demand, they are expanding offshore oil and...

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