Four Louisiana Manufacturing Projects Create $268M+ In Investment

Cargill, CF Industries, BASF and Calucem projects will create, retain more than 350 jobs throughout the state.

In St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, Cargill will invest $34 million to upgrade its facility that produces food, water conditioning and salt products. The modernization project will replace dated manufacturing equipment and add safety enhancements that will enable Cargill to retain 70 jobs at the facility near Breaux Bridge.

Cargill logo“This investment will help make critical enhancements to our operations in Louisiana, an important piece of our production footprint, and will allow us to continue to deliver quality products to our customers,” said Sonya Roberts, president of Cargill’s salt business. “We’re committed to the Breaux Bridge community and our employees in the area, and are delighted to continue our partnership with the State of Louisiana and St. Martin Parish.”

To secure the facility modernization in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana offered Cargill an incentive package that includes a $200,000 award from the state’s Retention and Modernization program. The company is also expected to utilize the state’s Industrial Tax Exemption Program.

“Louisiana’s rural communities are prime locations for new and expanding investments driving our state’s economic growth,” said Governor John Bel Edwards. “Cargill serves a range of industries, both here in Louisiana and across the globe. Its commitment to job retention and reinvestment in its Acadiana Region site reflects the state’s skilled manufacturing workforce and superior logistics, which put the international markets Cargill serves within reach.”

“St. Martin Parish is thrilled with the planned modernization of Cargill’s Breaux Bridge facility,” said St. Martin Economic Development Authority President and CEO Jennifer Stelly. “Not only does this new investment ensure the retention of numerous jobs, but it also represents Cargill’s commitment to St. Martin Parish’s economy, community, and workforce. We are honored to have Cargill as a part of our business community.”

“We congratulate Cargill on this investment,” said Troy Wayman, president and CEO of One Acadiana. “Cargill’s commitment to growth is a testament to their homegrown workforce and Acadiana’s strong manufacturing and agribusiness ecosystem.”

CF Industries To Produce Blue Ammonia At Donaldsonville Complex

In Ascension Parish, CF Industries will invest $198.5 million to construct a CO2 compression and dehydration unit in an effort to reduce carbon emissions at its Donaldsonville plant. The project will create 12 new jobs with average salaries of $100,000 per year plus benefits. CF Industries would retain 521 existing jobs in the Capital Region.