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1,4GROUP Proposes $35 Million Chemical Plant In Ascension Parish

Louisiana Economic Development — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and 1,4GROUP Chairman John Forsythe announced the company is considering Ascension Parish, Louisiana, for a potential $35 million chemical processing facility. The proposed plant would manufacture two products: an insect repellent and a preservative for potatoes in storage. The project would create 34 new direct jobs… Read more »


GONZALES, La. — Today, Mayor Barney Arceneaux and Blue Runner Foods President Richard Thomas announced the Ascension Parish manufacturer will make a $2.26 million capital investment to expand its production with a new frozen foods line. Blue Runner hopes to complete the expansion by the end of the year at its site in Gonzales, Louisiana.… Read more »

Mitsubishi Chemical Announces Potential Project In Louisiana

12/8/20 – GEISMAR, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. is studying the feasibility of building a methyl methacrylate manufacturing complex in Geismar, Louisiana. A final investment decision by MCC on the greenfield project is expected by mid-2022. The proposed project, with an anticipated capital investment exceeding $1 billion, would… Read more »

CF Industries To Invest $41.4 Million At Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex

(9/30/2020) DONALDSONVILLE, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and CF Industries President and CEO Tony Will announced the company will make a $41.4 million capital investment to enhance nitric acid production at the world’s-largest nitrogen fertilizer complex in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. Through the project, CF Industries will retain 487 jobs while creating seven new direct… Read more »

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 »