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Council grants tax breaks for $1.3 billion in Shintech projects

The Iberville Parish Council approved a $110 million tax break for plastics producer Shintech Louisiana last week under the state’s Industrial Tax Exemption Program....

Port NOLA issues RFP for new Louisiana International Terminal

The Port of New Orleans issued a Request for Proposals last week for design and development of the Louisiana International Terminal in St. Bernard...

Westlake Chemical considers PVC, ethylene expansions

Westlake Chemical is scoping expansion opportunities to meet growing demand for construction staple polyvinyl chloride and possibly increasing its internal ethylene production, reports S&P...

Are ‘robocontractors’ the future of Louisiana industrial construction?

A pair of LSU professors hopes that their current research could one day turn robotic exoskeletons into reality in the construction space. In the...

Rio Morado LLC plans light industrial park in Luling

Rio Morado LLC has announced the development of the Luling Business Park and Enterprise Center, a master-planned light-industrial park in Luling, reports New Orleans...
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Shintech expansion’s first phase to be completed in mid-2021

The first phase of U.S. polyvinyl chloride producer Shintech's PVC expansion in Louisiana remains on track to finish construction in mid-2021, reports S&P Global. The...

Bio-Lab plans rebuild, expansion in Lake Charles

A swimming pool chemical plant that was damaged by Hurricane Laura last year near Lake Charles is looking to rebuild and expand its plant and...
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Lineage Logistics expands at Port NOLA

Lineage Logistics President and CEO Greg Lehmkuhl announced April 6 that the company plans to begin a $42 million expansion of its Jourdan Road...

AmSty facility would recycle its own plastic products

AmSty's styrene production facility in St. James is considering a 100-ton-per-day advanced recycling plant for polystyrene, reports The Advocate. The owners are conducting a feasibility...

Houma’s Blue Works facility to become hub for marine innovation

State and local dignitaries commemorated the start of construction on LUMCON’s Blue Works facility in Houma on April 5, according to a press release. Blue...

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