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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...

Judge throws out air permits for planned $9.4 billion St. James complex

A Louisiana judge has thrown out air quality permits for a Taiwanese company’s planned $9.4 billion plastics complex in St. James Parish, a rare...

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...

Synthetic rubber manufacturer investing $22M in Geismar facility

Synthetic rubber manufacturer Lion Elastomers has invested $22 million to construct a new multilevel production building housing two new finishing lines at its manufacturing...

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...

Cargill to upgrade salt mine facility near Breaux Bridge

Cargill, a Minneapolis-based food supplier that operates salt mines in Louisiana, announced last week that it is upgrading its facility near Breaux Bridge to...

Report shows 800 new manufacturing jobs in Baton Rouge

According to the latest economic indicators report from the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, jobs in Baton Rouge remain notably off from pre-pandemic numbers, particularly...

Calucem plans $35 million specialty cement facility for industrial, commercial use

Specialty cement manufacturer Calucem will enter the U.S. market by developing a $35 million manufacturing facility in eastern New Orleans, announces GNO Inc. Calucem,...

Sasol deploys AI technology in Lake Charles to target emissions

Sasol Chemicals, a business unit of Sasol Ltd., has announced that it will deploy innovative AI-driven technology at its Lake Charles Chemical Complex to...

Bercen planning $17.5M expansion of its Denham Springs plant

Bercen, a division of specialty ingredients manufacturer Vertellus, has announced a $17.5 million expansion at its Denham Springs facility that will allow the company...

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