Industrial sound-control company plans Louisiana manufacturing site


Canadian company E.I. Williams Industries plans to put its first U.S. manufacturing site in Louisiana where it will make industrial sound-control equipment in Webster Parish.

The Webster Parish facility will be the company’s first manufacturing site in the U.S. Established in 1992 and headquartered near Toronto, E.I. Williams designs and manufactures vent silencers, fan silencers, industrial silencers and noise enclosures.

Louisiana Economic Development estimates the $700,000 project will create 100 new jobs over the next five years at an existing facility in the North Webster Parish Industrial District. The jobs will pay around $37,400 per year, plus benefits. LED estimates another 122 new indirect jobs, according to the announcement.

The company plans to lease a 50,000-square-foot building in an industrial park and install manufacturing equipment in the first quarter of this year, according to LED.

Louisiana offered a $250,000 incentive from the state’s Economic Development Award Program to help with infrastructure upgrades onsite. The company also is expected to use the state’s Quality Jobs and Industrial Tax Exemption programs.

Read the full announcement.