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EPIC Piping Opens Advance Fabrication Plant In Livingston Parish, Louisiana

11/07/2016
One of the largest turnkey industrial pipe fabrication organizations in the world, EPIC Piping dedicated its advanced pipe fabrication facility in Livingston Parish, Louisiana. The $45.3 million complex features advanced robotic equipment to optimize pipe fabrication for a host of industries across the United States.

Epic’s 268,000-square-foot facility is located on a 70-acre site immediately southwest of the Interstate 12 interchange at Louisiana Highway 63. In conjunction with affiliated manufacturing locations in San Marcos, Texas, and the United Arab Emirates, Epic Piping is creating what the company forecasts will become the global leader in industrial pipe fabrication. The project will create 560 new direct jobs in the Capital Region and surrounding parishes.

“We are pleased to unveil our state-of-the-art facility today in Livingston Parish, continuing Epic’s rapid growth across the world,” EPIC Piping COO Remi Bonnecaze said. “The opening of this facility demonstrates our commitment to providing quality jobs across Louisiana. I am proud to announce that Epic has already hired more than 200 employees in Louisiana and we look forward to adding new members to our talented team.”

In addition to advanced instrumentation, Epic Piping is providing an all-air-conditioned facility throughout the manufacturing space. Cloud-based software systems also are driving documentation of all fabrication, administrative and distribution steps, leading to an efficient, paperless manufacturing process. The company completed the building structure this summer, adding production equipment in recent months and is now entering full commercial production, with capacity for up to 7,000 spools per month.

To secure the project, the State of Louisiana offered Epic a comprehensive incentive package that includes: a performance-based $1.8 million Economic Development Award Program grant to offset site infrastructure costs; and the comprehensive solutions of LED FastStart, ranked the nation’s No. 1 state workforce development program. The company also is utilizing the state’s Quality Jobs and Industrial Tax Exemption programs.

“Epic Piping is up and running, and this is an important economic development success story for Livingston Parish and the state,” Governor John Bel Edwards said. “This is a cutting-edge company that is bringing hundreds of quality manufacturing jobs to the Capital Region. Epic’s investment of $45.3 million in this project represents a strong vote of confidence in the Louisiana economy and the opportunities that our state offers.”

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