Construction & Design

Metal Shark lands autonomous defense vessel contract for Marines

Metal Shark, a shipbuilder headquartered in Jeanerette, La., has been selected to develop and implement the Long Range Unmanned Surface Vessel (LRUSV) System for...

Norco plant to complement Port Arthur renewable diesel facility

Darling and Valero recently announced that their 50/50 joint venture, Diamond Green Diesel (DGD), has received approval to begin construction of a renewable diesel...
Shintech

Shintech investing $1.3B to expand facilities in Iberville, West Baton Rouge

Shintech Louisiana is investing $1.3 billion to expand its manufacturing and packaging facilities in Iberville and West Baton Rouge parishes, Gov. John Bel Edwards’...

Loren Scott: State could recover all jobs lost from pandemic

After originally predicting last fall that it could take up to two full years for Louisiana to recover all the jobs lost since the...

Contractors optimistic after ExxonMobil’s ITEP approval

The Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry voted unanimously Jan. 29 at a virtual meeting to approve ExxonMobil’s request for a property tax abatement,...

International Paper announces $52 million upgrade in Bogalusa

Bernie Chascin, plant manager at International Paper in Bogalusa, announced last week that the company plans to invest up to $52.2 million to increase...

ExxonMobil files ITEP request for Baton Rouge refinery modernization

ExxonMobil is requesting a roughly $2.7 million property tax break over the first year of a project to modernize and upgrade its aging north Baton Rouge...

Tellurian plans to start building this summer

U.S. LNG developer Tellurian expects the company will begin construction this summer on its $16.8 billion Driftwood LNG export plant south of Lake Charles,...
Port Fourchon

St. Rose facility to produce marine, power fuel

Arq CEO Julian McIntyre announced last week that his company would invest in a new $40 million St. Rose facility that will produce a...

LSU professor lands NSF award to study ultrasonic processing for manufacturing

The National Science Foundation has awarded LSU mechanical engineering professor Genevieve Palardy with a five-year, $585,950 CAREER Award to study the use of polymer...

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