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BASF moves forward with MDI production expansion in Geismar

BASF will proceed with the $87 million second phase of its production expansion for methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, or MDI, at its chemical complex in...

Industry Connections: When will ‘world class’ become our expectation for infrastructure?

I’m sick of driving on bad roads and sitting in traffic that doesn’t move. I don’t need to cite studies to highlight the condition...

When it comes to the ITEP debate, what does Texas do?

When Baton Rouge school board officials in January delivered the city’s first denial of an Industrial Tax Exemption Program request to ExxonMobil, business groups...

Kopter Group plans 2021 startup of SH09 production in Lafayette

Swiss manufacturer Kopter Group plans to begin assembling helicopters to supply the Western Hemisphere from Lafayette as early as 2021. Kopter is investing $4.2 million...

Vega Americas will supply Western Hemisphere from Geismar

Instrumentation manufacturer VEGA Americas Inc. has nearly doubled the expected size of its new facility at the Ascension Commerce Center since announcing the project...

Industry groups celebrate ExxonMobil’s $1 billion investment

Industry groups are celebrating ExxonMobil’s long-awaited announcement that Baton Rouge will be the site of the company’s new polypropylene production unit, a project valued...

ExxonMobil selects Baton Rouge for plant expansion worth up to $1B

ExxonMobil has chosen Baton Rouge as the site of its long-discussed new polypropylene production unit worth an estimated $500 million to $1 billion. The...

Nominations for Lantern Awards due in March

Louisiana Economic Development is now accepting nominations of the state’s leading manufacturers, with the highest performers to be honored at the 2019 Lantern Awards....

Leonardo Helicopters support center lands in Broussard

Leonardo Helicopters has opened a Gulf of Mexico Support Center in Broussard.  The company, which has operated in the aerospace industry for more than 100...

East West Copolymer trustee seeks return of $85K paid to DEQ

The bankruptcy trustee for East West Copolymer wants the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to return nearly $85,000 in fees the now defunct company...

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