Author: Misty Taillon

Shell starts production at new petrochemicals unit in US Gulf Coast

Shell Chemical LP (Shell) today announced the start of production of the fourth alpha olefins (AO) unit at its Geismar, Louisiana, USA chemical manufacturing site. The 425,000-tonne-per-year capacity expansion brings total AO production at Geismar to more than 1.3 million tonnes per annum. Start-up operations began in December 2018. Alpha olefins are key ingredients in… Read more »

VEGA Americas To Create 120 Manufacturing Jobs In Ascension Parish

(LED Announcement) GONZALES, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and VEGA Americas Inc. President Ron Hegyesi announced the company will build a 100,000-square-foot, advanced manufacturing center in Ascension Parish. VEGA will make a $22.4 million capital investment at the Ascension Commerce Center in Geismar. The company recently acquired 13.5 acres within the business and… Read more »

Mauser Announces Industrial Packaging Project In Ascension Parish

Posted by LED – GEISMAR, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Mauser Group CEO Hans-Peter Schaefer announced Mauser will complete a $10 million capital investment in a new Louisiana packaging facility in Geismar, near its major industrial customers in Ascension Parish. Mauser USA LLC – part of the German global industrial packaging company,… Read more »

Honeywell Dedicates $300 Million Mobile Refrigerants Facility In Louisiana

GEISMAR, La. — Today, LED Secretary Don Pierson joined President and CEO Rajeev Gautam of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies, along with other state and local officials, to mark the completion of Honeywell’s $300 million manufacturing facility for automotive refrigerants in Geismar. The new facility produces Honeywell’s fast-growing Solstice® HFO-1234yf refrigerant that’s currently adopted in… Read more »

Ascension Economic Development Corporation names Kate MacArthur, EDFP as President/CEO

The Ascension Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) has named Kate MacArthur, EDFP as its President/CEO.  Ms. MacArthur brings twelve years of experience in industrial recruitment and marketing, retention and small business development to AEDC. MacArthur served as the Executive Director for the Zachary Chamber of Commerce for four years. Prior to that, she was the Director… Read more »

AEDC’s First Quarter Newsletter reflects a 2016 Year In Review

AEDC has released our First Quarter newsletter highlighting the project announcements within the Parish for 2016, the Return On Investments (ROI) amount as well as the 2016 Labor Force statistics. To stay informed on AEDC’s 2017 year, get added to the email distribution list of our quarterly newsletter by clicking the link below for the email contact. AEDC’s… Read more »

CF Industries Announces Start-Up of New Ammonia Plant at Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex

DEERFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF) today announced that the new ammonia plant at the company’s Donaldsonville, Louisiana, Nitrogen Complex was started-up in September 2016, and has now achieved consistent, stable operation over the nameplate capacity of approximately 3,600 tons per day. The plant has produced more than 50,000 tons of ammonia… Read more »