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Industry 4.0 is here: Louisiana’s manufacturers are embracing smart facilities, digitization and the Internet...

What just years ago seemed like a far-out concept now plays a central role in Louisiana’s manufacturing space. The gathering, manipulation and extrapolation of...

Stumbling blocks: Many factors can send a turnaround into a tailspin, but most are...

There are a lot of things that can send a maintenance turnaround spiraling out of control and cause a plant to miss its mark,...

Amid pandemic, some industrial owners suspend production to decontaminate

As cases of COVID-19 permeate Louisiana’s industrial complex, some plants are shutting down temporarily to decontaminate their facilities, while others struggle to remain fully...

New York investment firm acquires SWAT

A New York investment firm has acquired a majority interest in Gonzales-based Specialty Welding and Turnarounds, or SWAT. SWAT President Johnny Holifield says the company's...

Shell restarts CDU at Norco refinery

Royal Dutch Shell Plc began starting up the crude distillation unit at its 225,300-barrel-per-day Norco refinery late last week, the Economic Times reports. Once the...

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...

Hydrotreater back up at PBF Energy’s Chalmette refinery

PBF Energy has restarted the cat feed hydrotreater at its 190,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Chalmette refinery, Reuters reports. PBF spokesman Michael Karlovich declined to comment to...

New Louisiana conference takes on Industry 4.0

There's a new heavy industry conference coming to Baton Rouge in October, this one focused on technology. In what TEC Next organizers are describing as...

Louisiana industrial contractors expanding nationwide

Where others see a roadblock, Johnny Holifield sees an opportunity. That’s why his troupe of Southern-born turnaround specialists can be found in some unusual...

Far-flung turnaround, maintenance contractors tackle culture shock and new environs

Where others see a roadblock, Johnny Holifield sees an opportunity. That’s why his troupe of Southern-born turnaround specialists can be found in some unusual...

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