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  • ClearEdge Wholesale Glass to expand in Baton Rouge

    November 24, 2014 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - ClearEdge Wholesale Glass is expanding its manufacturing operations in Louisiana. Gov. Bobby Jindal and company owners, Brian and Dana LaBorde, said Monday that ClearEdge is investing $2.65 million to renovate a 41,000-square-foot facility in Baton Rouge, where it will relocate its current operations from New Orleans. ClearEdge... more »
  • Obama taking action to push manufacturing

    October 27, 2014 5:22 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is expanding his push for increased manufacturing in the United States by directing federal money toward new technologies, apprenticeship programs and competitions designed to assist small manufacturers. The White House is announcing the executive actions Monday as part of the day's focus on manufacturing,... more »
  • Obama highlighting nation's manufacturing gains

    October 3, 2014 3:36 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is putting a manufacturing focus on his revived economic message, calling attention to industrial gains that have helped restore some higher-wage jobs during the recovery from the Great Recession. Obama visits a steel manufacturer Friday in Princeton, Indiana, as part of a new fall... more »
  • Man, mother accused of making meth

    August 15, 2014 2:44 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Deputies arrested a man in Tangipahoa Parish and are searching for his mother after they said they discovered a meth lab at their home. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's deputies searched the home of Melody Elkins, 45, and Terry Elkins, 20, in Ponchatoula Tuesday. Investigators said they found... more »
  • New glass manufacturing facility announced for BR

    August 15, 2014 2:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A new glass manufacturing facility is coming to Baton Rouge. Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced Glaz-Tech will make a $4 million investment to bring their new facility to the capital city. The new facility will create 50 direct jobs and 97 indirect jobs. Glaz-Tech recently... more »
  • Stock prices ease as manufacturing softens

    May 15, 2013 9:12 AM

    NEW YORK- A report of slowing manufacturing in the Northeastern U.S. is getting the stock market off to weak start. Traders were also disappointed by news that Europe's economic slump continued, dragging France into a recession. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 30 points at 15,186 shortly after the... more »
  • Obama asks Congress for boost in manufacturing

    February 13, 2013 7:53 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is launching three manufacturing hubs and is asking Congress to create 15 more. Obama says the "manufacturing innovation institutes" would bring together businesses, universities and the government to create high-tech jobs. The proposal is a central element of Obama's plan to spur manufacturing, which has... more »
  • West Sanitation headquarters, manufacturing plant heading to Louisiana

    January 12, 2012 2:27 PM

    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... more »
  • La. job growth largely unchanged in August

    September 21, 2011 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Louisiana's annual job growth was just about unchanged in August. The Louisiana Workforce Commission says there were 30,300 more non-farm jobs last month than in August 2010. That's a slight slowdown from the July report, which showed 32,100 more jobs than in July 2010.... more »
  • Troopers find drugs during traffic stop

    November 10, 2010 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- State troopers found five pounds of marijuana in the back seat of a pick-up, during a traffic stop on Interstate 10 Monday night. Patrick Alexander, 39, of Covington is charged with manufacturing/distribution of drugs and improper lane usage. Troopers say they became suspicious of Alexander and... more »
  • LSP: Counterfeiting fugitive arrested in Orleans Parish

    November 9, 2010 3:51 PM

    ORLEANS PARISH - A man wanted for allegedly manufacturing and distributing counterfeit Illinois driver’s licenses was arrested in Orleans Parish last Thursday. Authorities said 40-year-old Bryan McMillian was arrested after an investigation revealed individuals were purchasing counterfeit licenses and giving them to the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles in return... more »
  • Fire destroys Bastrop manufacturing facility

    November 7, 2010 4:40 PM

    BASTROP, La.- A fire has destroyed one of the main industries in Bastrop. The News Star reports that a fire spread through Southern Plug and Manufacturing on Friday, burning for nearly 12 hours. General Manager Bob Green says that roughly 90 percent of the facility was gone, and... more »
  • Manufacturing orders rise slightly in July

    September 2, 2010 9:05 AM

    Orders to U.S. factories managed a slight gain in July as a surge in demand for commercial aircraft helped offset widespread weakness in other areas. The Commerce Department says factory orders edged up 0.1 percent in July, the first increase after two months of declines. But the strength came in... more »
  • LA lagging in petroleum, manufacturing jobs

    August 31, 2010 11:39 AM

    Although part of the Louisiana employment job picture closely mirrors the stumbling national economy, the state's manufacturing and petroleum sectors are sharply lagging. That's according to a comparison of state and national job figures. In similarity to the national economy, Louisiana is adding post-meltdown jobs in the largest numbers in... more »
  • Claims for jobless benefits drop sharply

    July 15, 2010 8:07 AM

    New applications for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week as General Motors and other manufacturers skipped their usual summer shutdowns. The Labor Department said that new claims dropped by 29,000 to 429,000, the lowest level since August 2008. An analyst said the decline resulted from fewer layoffs by... more »
  • Shreveport Brass Works shuts down after 93 years

    June 4, 2010 9:47 AM

    After 93 years, a Shreveport foundry has been sold and shut down. Shreveport Brass Works opened in 1917 as an iron, brass and bronze foundry serving oilfields and manufacturing. The company's owner said the foundry is a victim of a dying industry, and the U.S. industry cannot compete with China. more »
  • EBRSO looking for man for manufacturing Meth

    March 9, 2010 2:57 PM

    East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies are on the lookout for a man who fled the scene of a house fire, allegedly due to meth. Deputies responded to the fire on Saturday March 6, at 276 Bonnie Drive. The fire was confined to one room in the house. No... more »
  • Oil prices rise above $78 a barrel

    December 1, 2009 7:30 AM

    Oil prices rose above $78 a barrel Tuesday, driven by positive economic data from China, the dollar's weakness against the euro and options on world stock markets. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for January delivery was up 85 cents to $78.13 in electronic trading on the New... more »
  • Oil prices hover around $78 a barrel

    November 3, 2009 6:23 AM

    Oil prices hovered near $78 a barrel Tuesday in Asia as investors welcomed new U.S. manufacturing and construction figures as positive signs of an economic recovery. Crude oil investors were encouraged by signs of strength in the U.S. economy, which could help boost oil demand. more »
  • Prairieville company expanding by 100 jobs

    October 9, 2009 8:50 AM

    Bronco Fabrication and Manufacturing of Prairieville announced it's expanding its plant and plans to add 100 jobs over the next several years. Bronco is part of the Excel Group and it provides pipe, vessel, and modular products for the petrochemical, refining, manufacturing and power generation sectors. Bronco said... more »

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