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Pipe & Steel Industrial Fabricators Expands Livingston Parish, Louisiana, Operations

Pipe & Steel Industrial Fabricators Inc. plans to expand its operations in Livingston Parish, Louisiana. The $4.3 million project is expected to create 97 jobs.

The investment will include an 8,000 square foot expansion at the company’s structural steel shop and an additional 14,000 square feet at its pipe fabrication facility.

“Our management continues to take the capital that is earned by our outstanding workforce and reinvest it into our company to create steady, stable growth,” Pipe & Steel President Kylie Sparks said. “The employees who consistently give their best each day deserve our commitment in return. We are comprised of local people from our community who rise and meet tough challenges in our industry daily. Our history of safety and quality has consistently allowed us to grow with very low debt. LED has allowed us to take the hard work of our employees and our initiative to grow with innovation and new technology and create a stable future for our awesome team members and community.”

To secure the project, the state offered Pipe & Steel an incentive package that included services of LED FastStart, Louisiana’s nationally recognized workforce development program.

“By reinvesting in facilities and equipment, Pipe & Steel is not only keeping quality jobs here at home, but creating new, high-paying jobs for Louisiana’s skilled workforce,” Governor John Bel Edwards noted. “The surge in manufacturing investment and employment over the last three years is a powerful indicator that Louisiana’s economy is headed in the right direction, and poised for long-term growth.”

The company is eligible for a $200,000 performance-based award from the Economic Development Award Program for reimbursement of infrastructure costs, contingent on meeting investment, employment and payroll benchmarks. Pipe & Steel is also expected to utilize the state’s Industrial Tax Exemption and Quality Jobs programs, pending approval by local government entities in Livingston Parish.

“The Baton Rouge Area Chamber congratulates Pipe & Steel Industrial Fabricators on its expansion, demonstrating the continued success of the industrial sector in the Capital Region,” added Russell Richardson, Baton Rouge Area Chamber senior vice president of business development. “We thank our partners at Livingston Economic Development for helping to bring this project to fruition.”

Pipe & Steel Industrial is a full service, industrial pipe fabrication organization, fabricating carbon and alloy piping systems for the power, chemical process, refining and oilfield industries.

“We congratulate Kylie Sparks and his team at Pipe & Steel Industrial Fabricators on this exciting announcement,” said David Bennett, President and CEO, Livingston Economic Development Council. “Pipe & Steel has seen rapid growth and provided plentiful opportunities for the qualified and skilled workforce of Livingston Parish. Expansion of the manufacturing base is so important for our economic health, so we celebrate this most recent expansion and look forward to more in the future.”

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