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LSU research inches bendable concrete closer to large-scale manufacturing

The quest by LSU construction management researchers to develop an engineered cementitious composite, or bendable concrete, continues and the results are promising. Most recently, says...
Mosaic

Mosaic plans to idle Louisiana operations

Mosaic Co. is idling its Louisiana phosphates operations in St. James to cut production by about 500,000 tons this year, as imports into the...

Formosa Plastics planning $332M expansion in Baton Rouge 

Formosa Plastics Corporation announced today that it’s planning a $332 million expansion of its Baton Rouge PVC production plant. The project, according to Plant Manager...

Louisiana remains No. 1 in energy expenditures per GDP

Louisiana had the highest energy expenditures per GDP of any state in the nation in 2017. New statistics from the U.S. Energy Information Administration put...
GDP

Louisiana GDP grew 3.8% in Q1, faster than national average

The state’s economy started off 2019 relatively strong, as Louisiana’s gross domestic product in the first quarter grew at a rate higher than that...

Air Liquide, Marathon Petroleum sign long-term supply agreement

Air Liquide has signed two long-term supply agreements with Marathon Petroleum Company for a total of up to 900 tons per day oxygen for...

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...

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