West Sanitation headquarters, manufacturing plant heading to Louisiana
BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and West Sanitation Services Inc. CEO Ben Elder announced the relocation of West Sanitation's corporate headquarters from California to Baton Rouge and its manufacturing operations from Illinois to Baton Rouge.
The relocation represents a $1.14 million capital investment and will create 44 new direct and indirect jobs.
A manufacturer and distributor of odor control products for commercial and institutional restrooms, West Sanitation will consolidate operations in a Beaumont Drive industrial building near Airline Highway in Baton Rouge.
The company's jobs will average more than $38,000 per year, plus benefits.
Founded as a spinoff of West Chemical Products Inc. more than three decades ago, West Sanitation Services developed its own line of proprietary odor control products, which are sold and serviced throughout the U.S. by West Sanitation franchises and sold across the world through international distributorships.
Currently, the company has 75 franchised units, 24 of which are company-owned.
Manufacturing operations will begin in Baton Rouge by February 2012, with the headquarters transition from California to Louisiana completed by this summer.