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The big freeze: Dow, Formosa and others still contending with fallout

Dow Chemical, Formosa Plastics, Lotte Chemical, Shell and Sasol are among the petrochemical producers in Louisiana still contending with the impact of freezing temperatures...

Crest Industries starting new specialty chemicals company in Louisiana

Crest Industries is creating a new specialty chemicals company that will manufacture innovative products at the Central Louisiana Regional Port in Alexandria. Crest Industries will...

Metal Shark lands autonomous defense vessel contract for Marines

Metal Shark, a shipbuilder headquartered in Jeanerette, La., has been selected to develop and implement the Long Range Unmanned Surface Vessel (LRUSV) System for...

Louisiana industry cuts toxic chemical releases by 5.6 percent

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that Louisiana industrial plants reduced their toxic chemical releases by 5.6 percent in 2019 compared to...

LSU professor lands NSF award to study ultrasonic processing for manufacturing

The National Science Foundation has awarded LSU mechanical engineering professor Genevieve Palardy with a five-year, $585,950 CAREER Award to study the use of polymer...

Federal funding comes through for building 4 more FRCs at Bollinger Shipyards

A federal omnibus spending bill for 2021 includes funding for four more Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters for the U.S. Coast Guard, which will be...

Top industry stories of 2020

A litany of tumultuous events turned 2020 into a very bipolar year. Few in south Louisiana’s industrial sector escaped the fallout from the COVID-19...

Top stories of 2020

A litany of tumultuous events turned 2020 into a very bipolar year. Few in south Louisiana’s industrial sector escaped the fallout from the COVID-19...

ExxonMobil proposes $240 million upgrade to Baton Rouge refinery

ExxonMobil is proposing a $240 million-plus investment at its north Baton Rouge refinery that will include upgrades and installation of new technology and equipment...

Metal Shark completes passenger vessel No. 12 for NYC Ferry

Louisiana shipbuilder Metal Shark has completed a four-year run of production development for NYC Ferry with the delivery of the final new vessel to...

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