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SLCC expands manufacturing tech program to Morgan City, Lafayette campuses

South Louisiana Community College is adding manufacturing technology programs at its Young Memorial Morgan City and Lafayette campuses to meet the growing demand for...

New ExxonMobil corporate plan stresses lower-emission initiatives

ExxonMobil last week unveiled a new corporate plan that includes increasing its stock buybacks and reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. Its stock is gaining. The oil and...

Entergy donates $122,000 to SWLA Economic Development Alliance to retain business, attract new industries

Entergy Louisiana announced last week that it has donated $122,000 to the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance to help fund initiatives around retaining businesses and...

Manufacturing activity contraction could signal economic slowdown

An index measuring factory activity shows a contraction for the first time since 2020, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s index of manufacturing...

English chemical company adding Broussard facility to supply product for PPE manufacturing

England-based company Aquaspersions is building a facility in Broussard to supply SafeSource Direct and other U.S. companies with chemicals used to produce personal protective...

Ucore creates team for Louisiana Strategic Metals Complex

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. announced last week that a team comprised of Innovation Metals Corp., Kingston Process Metallurgy Inc. and Mech-Chem Associates Inc. will...

Planned St. James SAF plant sells all initial production capacity

DG Fuels' planned sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plant in St. James Parish, slated to begin production in about four years, has already sold all...

ExxonMobil looking to lease or sell unused space at Houston campus

ExxonMobil is considering leasing or selling unused office space at the sprawling Houston-area campus set to become its global headquarters next year, part of...

Tangipahoa Parish offers a unique opportunity for business

The physical geography of Tangipahoa Parish makes it attractive to businesses in many sectors, but especially advance manufacturing and distribution. Tangipahoa, and particularly Hammond, is located at the crossroads of Interstate 12 and Interstate 55, and within an hour’s drive of New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

Rare earth processing plant to be built in Louisiana

Canadian company Ucore Rare Metals Inc. last week announced it has chosen Louisiana for its first rare earth processing facility, and has signed a letter...

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