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Sabre Industries Expands Production At Bossier City, Louisiana, Plant

06/09/2017
Sabre Industries will make a $1.6 million capital investment to expand production and add 50 associates to its workforce at its Sabre Building Systems by CellXion manufacturing location in Bossier City, Louisiana.

In Bossier City, the company’s Sabre Building Systems by CellXion division will produce large steel poles and support systems for transmission networks and towers that are currently manufactured in Texas and Ohio facilities. The new production line will help Sabre Industries supply customer demand for steel-fabricated poles that increasingly are replacing aging wood poles in transmission networks.

The Sabre Building Systems site includes a 250,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, modular shelter manufacturing plant, along with a fully equipped 60,000-square-foot steel fabrication facility and an 80,000-square-foot equipment installation facility. Existing work in Bossier City includes the fabrication of concrete, structural steel and ultra-light aluminum shelters, along with concrete cabinets.

“Our team at the Bossier City facility has many complementary capabilities needed to support this effort, including strong metal-fabricating skills and a highly responsive and flexible management team that will be required to support this project,” Sabre Industries CEO & President Peter J. Sandore said.

LED has been extremely supportive of the project, providing a state incentive package that included the Quality Jobs Program, LED FastStart and the Industrial Tax Exemption Program, which were instrumental in our decision,” he added.

As an incentive to secure the project, the State of Louisiana offered the company a competitive incentive package that includes the comprehensive workforce solutions of LED FastStart, the No. 1 state workforce training program in the U.S. In addition, Sabre Industries is expected to utilize the state’s Quality Jobs and Industrial Tax Exemption programs.

The Greater Bossier Economic Development Foundation worked with LED and the company to secure the project. “The GBEDF recognizes the important role that manufacturing plays in our local economic landscape, and believes that Bossier City is the best choice for Sabre’s expansion,” said GBEDF Executive Director & CEO David “Rocky” Rockett Jr.

“Bossier provides outstanding workforce capabilities, which are critical to supplying the talent pipeline for one of the nation’s fastest-growing industries. Our organization has made significant investments in local manufacturing training programs in order to attract new jobs and support the further development of our community, he added.

“Manufacturing continues to be a mainstay of the Louisiana economy, and we are excited to help one of our key manufacturers better serve its electrical grid and wireless communications customers with a more advanced, efficient process,” Governor John Bel Edwards said. “This expansion in Bossier City will equip Sabre Industries to provide additional laser welding techniques with plasma control and programmable functions that will keep our workforce current with cutting-edge technologies.”

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