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Port Barre Industrial Park adds two certified sites

St. Landry Parish has two newly certified sites comprising a combined 123 acres in the Port Barre Industrial Park. The Port Barre Industrial Park East...

Marathon Petroleum, Southside Machine Works honored with Lantern Awards

Marathon Petroleum Co. of Garyville and Southside Machine Works of Lake Charles were recently honored by Louisiana Economic Development as 2019 Lantern Award winners. Marathon...

MCM Plastics expands south Louisiana production

Texas-based MCM Plastics is spending $2.7 million to expand its plastics production facility in Holden. According to Louisiana Economic Development, the company’s project will create...

Louisiana remains in the running for steel mill

Louisiana remains in the running for Steel Dynamics' (SDI) proposed $1.8 billion flat-rolled mill. On an earnings call last week, the Indiana steelmaker said it...

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...

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