AEDC is thrilled to offer this three-part video series, underscoring the vital role of manufacturers in bolstering community services, fostering eco-friendly practices, and promoting volunteer engagement in schools. Through these inspiring videos, we aim to foster greater understanding and collaboration among residents, businesses, and educational institutions, united in our dedication to creating a thriving and sustainable future for all. Discover the power of shared values and commitment and join us in celebrating the impactful contributions of industrial businesses in Ascension Parish.

Impact of Industry – Chemical Industry

The Impact of Industry video gives insight into the valuable tax benefits that manufacturers bring, the incredible positive impact of large manufacturers on medium and small businesses, and the effect these increased tax dollars have that directly support crucial community services.

    Featured Participants:
  • Holly Daigle, Corporate Operations Director, OneSource EHS
  • Lewis Lawrence, Chlor-Alkali Unit Manager, Westlake Chemical
  • Ray Stonemark, Operating Partner & General Manager, Don’s Seafood

  • Impact of Industry – Industry and the Environment

    Highlighting businesses’ commitment to sustainability and their shared responsibility for the environment. The importance of transparency in industrial environmental monitoring and permitting and the remarkable safety and emergency response teams in Ascension Parish.

      Featured Participants:
  • Chase Melancon, Production Supervisor, OxyChem
  • Bobby Webre, Ascension Parish Sheriff
  • James Leblanc, Ascension Parish Safety Director

  • Impact of Industry – Industry in Education

    Showcasing the immense value of volunteerism in the public school system and the inspiring contributions that local industries and employees make to nurture educational excellence and empower the leaders of tomorrow.

      Featured Participants:
  • David Alexander, Superintendent (2016-2023), Ascension Parish Schools
  • Michael Hilton III, Principal, Lowery Middle School
  • Jackie McCreary, Community Relations Manager, CF Industries
  • Ebonie Raby, Senior Advisor Community Relations & Investment, Nutrien