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Capital Region plant managers expect steady spending, hiring this year

Plant managers around the region expect production, capital spending and employment to remain mostly steady over the next six months, according to leaders of...

H&E Equipment Services acquires Illinois industrial supplier

Baton Rouge-based H&E Equipment Services announced Monday that it has signed an agreement to acquire Illinois-based One Source Equipment Rental. Employee-owned One Source provides nonresidential...

Shell makes $1 million investment in Baton Rouge arts council

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge announced last week that it had received a $1 million investment from Shell as it kicks off its...

Protecting Capital Region’s aquifer could include reducing industrial use by 90%

Efforts to protect the aquifer that provides much of the Capital Region’s drinking water could include working with industry to reduce its groundwater use...

Tesla eyes lithium hydroxide facility on Gulf Coast

Electric car giant Tesla is evaluating the feasibility of a lithium hydroxide refining facility on the Gulf Coast of Texas, reports CNBC. Tesla said the plant...

LAIA’s Jim Rock makes a difference through volunteerism

Jim Rock, executive director of the Lake Area Industry Alliance in Lake Charles, believes strongly that volunteerism is “simply the sharing of one’s time...

Louisiana on notice after failing to submit clean air plan to EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued formal notices last week to Louisiana and 14 other states that failed to submit plans to reduce regional...

LSU hopes to drive energy innovation with Shell donation

A nearly $30 million investment from Shell to LSU will expedite the move toward lower carbon emissions, reports WBRZ News. A $27.5 million investment made...

ExxonMobil to temporarily shut down portion of Baton Rouge refinery in January

ExxonMobil intends to temporarily shut down a coker and crude distillation unit at its Baton Rouge refinery in January for maintenance, Reuters reports.  The Baton Rouge refinery...

CF Industries considering $2B investment in Ascension Parish

CF Industries is evaluating a site in Ascension Parish for construction of a proposed $2 billion blue ammonia production facility. The project would create 103...

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