Major Employers Division News

England Airpark Announces 1,600 Acre Certified Megasite - Friday, September 11, 2015

The next time a “game changing” industry wants to take a hard look at locating in Central Louisiana, stakeholders need to be ready. That was the big takeaway for local and state economic developers when the area narrowly missed out on a Continental Tire Plant ...
GOVERNOR JINDAL AND INVESTIMUS FORIS CHAIRMAN ARUNAS LAURINAITIS ANNOUNCE $265 MILLION AMMONIA PLANT IN GRANT PARISH - Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Project in Pollock will result in 85 new direct jobs, 584 new indirect jobs at former Vanguard Synfuels site...
Plastipack Packaging Announces Expansion Plans - Wednesday, July 01, 2015

PINEVILLE, La. -  July 1, 2015 — Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and Plastipak Packaging President and CEO William C. Young announced the company will make a $9 million capital investment to expand production capacity at its manufacturing facility in Pineville. A leader in the production ...
Fort Polk Progress selected for Association of Defense Community's 2015 Community Excellence Award for its successful Education Initiative - Thursday, June 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Fort Polk Progress has been honored with the 2015 Community Excellence Award from the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) for its successful collaboration with local, state and federal partners in support of the educational community at Fort Polk. Michael Reese, chairman of Fort Polk ...
Eight Central Louisiana Parishes To Become Certified Work Ready Communities - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Eight parish teams from CLEDA's Central Louisiana region recently convened in New Orleans with ACT's Work ReadyCommunitiesinitiative and the Delta Regional Authority Chairman, Chris Masingill, to begin the process for confirming their respective areas as "Certified Work Ready Communities."  The parishes participating are Allen, Catahoula, ...
American Specialty Alloys Announces Plans For $2.4 Billion Aluminum Mill Complex In Central Louisiana - Friday, February 20, 2015

A new, $2.4 billion aluminum manufacturing complex will bring nearly 1,500 jobs to Pineville. American Specialty Alloys will build its first production facility manufacturing aluminum alloy for the automotive and aerospace industries on the former site of an International Paper mill off La. Highway 107. ...
Central Louisiana is "WORK READY" - Tuesday, July 29, 2014

From:  The Town Talk (www.thetowntalk.com) The first two “work ready” parishes in Louisiana are Rapides and Avoyelles. Both parishes have met all criteria to be certified as ACT Work Ready Communities — a program designed to help communities develop their workforce to meet employer demand. ...
Central Louisiana Technical Community College offering free workplace testing to area employers - Friday, January 18, 2013

Four of 20 slots are unfilled for a program that will provide area employers with free workplace assessments and credentials. "Tomorrow's Workforce Now" is a national initiative from ACT, Inc. that provides free testing to thousands of employers and tens of thousands of individuals. Central ...
UPS Midstream Services Announces $3.9 Million Capital Investment, 95 New Jobs In Central Louisiana - Monday, December 10, 2012

JENA, La. — Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal and UPS Midstream Services Inc. announced the company plans to invest more than $3.9 million in Jena to construct and develop a new full-service machine facility to provide welding, fabrication, and equipment overhaul and repair. UPS's facility, part ...
England Airpark Heavy Industrial Site Designated as a Cleco SmartSite - Wednesday, November 28, 2012

England Airpark Heavy Industrial Site Designated as a Cleco SmartSite Road to SmartSite will be named after former Chamber President Elton Pody SmartSites speeds business development and expansion Alexandria, La., November 28, 2012 – England Airpark announces that its 34 acre Heavy Industrial Site “E-1”, ...
Procter & Gamble Expansion to Add 50 Jobs - Friday, November 09, 2012

-- Joint Effort by CLEDA and Louisiana Economic Development Successful  in Creating New Jobs in Central Louisiana -- Officials with Procter & Gamble say they are shifting its powdered-detergent operations from Augusta Georgia to its Pineville Louisiana facility. Company officials say the move will result ...
Higher Education Summit to be Held November 18 - Friday, October 26, 2012

The single most important factor for success in economic development today is the skill and knowledge level of our workforce. Please join us on November 18 to focus on the current and future workforce needs for Central Louisiana—and how we can best meet those needs. ...
Manchac Technologies Sells 100th Pharmacy Robot - Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Alexandria-based Manchac Technologies, LLC is celebrating the sale of its 100th DOSIS prescription-filling robot. These innovative robots help pharmacies serving nursing homes, group homes, and prisons. With more than 80 robots installed from Hawaii to Maine across the United States, Manchac's 100th DOSIS sale is ...
Weyerhaeuser to Expand in Natchitoches, Louisiana - Monday, October 08, 2012

  Gov. Bobby Jindal and Weyerhaeuser Company Plant Manager Steve Story announced a $6 million capital investment by  Weyerhaeuser that will retain 175 jobs and create 30 new jobs at the company's Natchitoches forest products plant.   The company will modernize and upgrade equipment that ...
SUTHERLAND GLOBAL SERVICES SCHEDULES JOB EVENTS FOR ALEXANDRIA - Friday, September 21, 2012

Staffing events to take place Sept. 27 at Rapides Parish Exhibition Hall, Oct. 2 at Sai Convention Center CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE SUTHERLAND GLOBAL SERVICES PORTAL ALEXANDRIA, La. — Sutherland Global Services, the world’s largest independent business process outsourcing company, will conduct two upcoming staffing events to recruit talented professionals ...