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LetterFAB Invests $1.77 Million To Develop Manufacturing Center In Gretna, Louisiana

LetterFAB will make a $1.77 million capital investment to develop an illuminated-signage manufacturing facility on Madison Street in Gretna, Louisiana, with estimates of creating 45 new jobs in the Southeast Region. Headquartered in Crested Butte, Colorado, the Gretna location will be the LetterFAB’s second facility and its first facility in Louisiana.

LetterFAB is a national manufacturer of 3-D, channel-letter, illuminated signs. Using fully automated machinery, the company produces channel letters to meet the exacting standards of nationwide customers. The company can manufacture letters and signage in standard, reverse-mounted and logo-box formats.

“Opening our second facility here in Gretna will provide LetterFAB with the opportunity to more easily reach new markets in the South and the East Coast,” LetterFAB Manager Patrick Daigle said. “With our state-of-the-art equipment, we will be able to manufacture high-quality channel letters for customers right here in Louisiana and across the country.”

Governor Bobby Jindal said, “When LetterFAB officials began the search for a second manufacturing facility, they – like many other business investors – were looking for a state with a sound business climate, highly skilled workforce and world-class infrastructure. Louisiana provided all those essential building blocks for an economic development project, with Gretna offering a very competitive site with great workforce attributes that will serve the company well. We are proud to welcome LetterFAB to our state, and we look forward to seeing the company grow and provide quality jobs for Louisiana families for many years to come.”

“Greater New Orleans Inc. is pleased to welcome LetterFAB to the region,” said GNO Inc. President/CEO Michael Hecht. “LetterFAB’s decision to invest in Jefferson Parish is proof again that our region is one of the leading regions in the country to expand and grow your business.” The company is expected to utilize the state’s Quality Jobs and Industrial Tax Exemption programs.

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