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Capital Region plant managers expect steady spending, hiring this year

Plant managers around the region expect production, capital spending and employment to remain mostly steady over the next six months, according to leaders of...

GNO Inc. lands $50 million grant for wind-powered hydrogen energy cluster

Greater New Orleans Inc. and affiliate Greater New Orleans Development Foundation were awarded $50 million from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Build Back Better...

Synthetic rubber manufacturer investing $22M in Geismar facility

Synthetic rubber manufacturer Lion Elastomers has invested $22 million to construct a new multilevel production building housing two new finishing lines at its manufacturing...

Ieyoub says oil and gas drilling permits on the rise

Louisiana’s Commissioner of Conservation Richard Ieyoub predicts his department will issue more than 800 drilling permits in 2022, significantly higher than the 563 issued...

ExxonMobil to temporarily shut down portion of Baton Rouge refinery in January

ExxonMobil intends to temporarily shut down a coker and crude distillation unit at its Baton Rouge refinery in January for maintenance, Reuters reports.  The Baton Rouge refinery...

Transition from fossil fuels sparks growing need for geologists

The world’s transition away from fossil fuels toward clean energy is increasing demand for certain minerals, rare earth metals and the expertise of a...

Report shows 800 new manufacturing jobs in Baton Rouge

According to the latest economic indicators report from the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, jobs in Baton Rouge remain notably off from pre-pandemic numbers, particularly...

Unions look for offshore wind leasing ‘wins’ in Gulf states

Unions are positioning themselves as a key part of the Biden administration’s goal to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030, particularly in...

Grön Fuels secures engineering agreement for West Baton Rouge complex

Koch Engineered Solutions announced Monday it has executed a definitive engineering, procurement and construction agreement with Fidelis New Energy for its Grön Fuels renewable...

Acadiana manufacturing jobs on tap at Wednesday career fair

Registration is now open for an LED FastStart virtual career fair that will connect job seekers in the Acadiana area with more than 80...

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