Baton Rouge-based Epic Piping plans to build a 40,000-square-foot pipe supports fabrication facility in Lake Providence, near the Mississippi border. The plant will feature custom milling and fitting shops and onsite structural welding areas that will generate pipe support materials for Epic Piping’s global customer base.
Fifty direct jobs—with an average salary of $43,500, plus benefits—will be created at the facility, with Louisiana Economic Development estimating an additional 79 new indirect jobs for East Carroll Parish.
Along with the nearly $2 million capital investment at the site, the company is working with the Louisiana Community and Technical College System to train local residents and build a long-term workforce pipeline for the facility.
“With convenient access to the Mississippi River, rail and interstate highways and clear connectivity to Epic Piping’s global supply chain, our new pipe manufacturing facility in Lake Providence is a clear asset to both our company and customers,” says Epic Piping CEO Remi Bonnecaze.
In February, Epic Piping announced intentions to invest $40 million to expand manufacturing capabilities, though disclosed no details about which of its properties would be affected nor a timeline for the investment. Later that week, the company acquired a 24,000-square-foot building on Interline Avenue to serve as the new corporate headquarters for the rapidly growing pipe fabricator.
Epic’s global fabrication capacity currently exceeds 1 million square feet, with a total production capacity of over 20,000 spools per month at multiple facilities, including in Livingston Parish, Texas and the United Arab Emirates.