New company means 600 jobs for LA

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 7:46pm

More than 600 jobs are coming to North West Louisiana.

Governor Bobby Jindal announced today that a new company is coming to Webster Parish.

Local and state officials were present at a news conference announcing IntegriCo Composite's move from Texas to Louisiana.

The company considered over 30 facilities in 6 states to invest $20 million and they ended up choosing North Webster Parish.

Jindal says this will improve the local economy.

"so if you're in the food business you'll benefit when they go buy their food. When they go buy their cars; When they go pay for their housing; When they send their kids to school. all that benefits whatever industry you're in. Wherever you work. these 600 families will be able to pay their bills and raise their kids right here in Louisiana."

The company will be recycling landfill-bound plastic into materials for rail roads and other parts of the transportation industry.

Construction will begin in June and hiring will start this October.

The 600 new manufacturing and corporate jobs will pay an average of $35 thousand dollars a year. 

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