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Indianapolis firm acquires Louisiana’s Bercen Chemicals

Indiana's Vertellus has acquired Denham Springs-based Bercen Chemicals, a leading U.S. supplier of alkyl succinic anhydrides and additives used in the fuel, lubricant, and...

In case you missed it: Our five most popular reads from 2019

Can Louisiana handle $32 billion in construction projects from now through 2022? Who's joining the race for deepwater ports? Which Louisiana industrial service firms...

Drax Biomass names new Louisiana executive

Drax Biomass Inc. has a new executive running the company's U.S. biomass operations from Louisiana. Senior Vice President Matt White joins the company from Select...

Connie Fabre: Louisiana’s process manufacturing industry is synonymous with high tech

Industry employs the latest technology to improve workplace safety, reduce emissions, and improve reliability and productivity. The use of technology has improved safety through...

Worley maintains contract with ExxonMobil for Louisiana, Texas

ExxonMobil Global Services Company has entered into an enabling agreement with Worley relating to ExxonMobil’s refining and chemicals operations sites in Texas and Louisiana. This...

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...

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