Greenfield Louisiana LLC recently announced its plans to build a 36-silo grain terminal at the Port of South Louisiana in St. John the Baptist Parish, reports NOLA.com.
The 248-acre export terminal would employ 60 people in barge, dock, rail, truck, storage, processing and elevator operations for wheat, corn and soybeans. In May, the Port of South Louisiana applied for a $25 million federal grant to help it build a dock for Greenfield Louisiana’s terminal. If approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the port would lease the dock to Greenfield. As the country’s largest grain port, the Port of South Louisiana currently handles more than half of the U.S. grain exports annually.
The port said Greenfield’s terminal would create 300-plus jobs at peak construction and 70 to 100 permanent jobs. Greenfield’s air quality permit application anticipated 60 permanent jobs. See NOLA.com for the full story.