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India-based pipe manufacturer to open first U.S. facility in Mansfield

Global Seamless Tubes & Pipes announced last week that it will spend $35 million to establish its first U.S. facility in Mansfield, reports KSLA...
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Shintech plans further expansion at White Castle facility

Chemical producer Shintech plans further expansion of its facility in White Castle, according to filings with Louisiana Economic Development. Shintech filed a $35.5 million project...

DOL partners with Louisiana construction council to crack down on industry compliance

The U.S. Department of Labor announced last week that its Wage and Hour Division’s New Orleans district office has signed a collaborative agreement with...

Group says billions in ITEP incentives failed to grow jobs

Billions in tax incentives from the Industrial Tax Exemption Program have failed to produce job and income growth in Louisiana, according a new report...

What impact will Gov. Landry’s ITEP changes have?

Gov. Jeff Landry signed an executive order Wednesday that significantly alters Louisiana’s Industrial Tax Exemption Program. The executive order not only kills job creation and retention requirements...

Baton Rouge contractors dominate top performers list

Once again, Baton Rouge companies occupied three of the top five slots on the Associated Builders and Contractors’ annual Top Performance list, ranking its...

Lake Charles Methanol announces plans for $3.2B manufacturing plant

Lake Charles Methanol II LLC announced plans last week to invest $3.24 billion to construct a manufacturing plant that will produce low-carbon intensity methanol...

State grants $100M in bonds for Chevron biodiesel plant expansion in Geismar

Louisiana has allotted $100 million in bonds to support Chevron Corp’s expansion of its renewable diesel production facility in Geismar, reports Rigzone. Governor Jeff Landry...

Tec-Next: Here’s how businesses can elevate their training with immersive learning

In recent years, buzzwords like “AR” and “VR” have come to dominate discussions related to immersive learning in the workplace. But according to Sarah...

Manufacturers are hiring, but there’s no one to fill the jobs

The manufacturing sector is facing a serious worker shortage, reports CNBC. The U.S. added 23,000 jobs in manufacturing in January, but there were 601,000 open positions...

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