MKS Plastics, a Louisiana-based premium industrial pail manufacturer, announced it is investing $14 million to double the size of its production facility in Tangipahoa Parish, reports Biz New Orleans. The 48,000-square-foot expansion will increase manufacturing output, allowing the company to better serve its customers in the petroleum and chemical industries.
The company expects to create 20 new direct jobs while retaining 82 current positions. MKS also anticipates the creation of about 100 construction jobs at peak construction. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in 34 new indirect jobs, for a total of 54 new jobs in the Southeast Region.
The announcement coincides with Louisiana’s observation of Manufacturing Week, the 12th annual nationwide celebration of the sector’s continued growth and the career opportunities it has to offer. Read more.