Epic Piping Plans Lake Providence, Louisiana Fabrication Facility
The new facility will feature custom milling and fitting shops and onsite structural welding areas that will generate pipe support materials for Epic Piping’s global customer base.To secure the project in Louisiana, the state offered Epic Piping the services of LED FastStart, the state workforce training program.
A leader in the industrial pipe fabrication industry, Baton Rouge-based Epic Piping’s new facility will supply pipe support materials to meet the needs of its global customers. The company will hire structural welders, fabricators, and machine and materials handers to support large industrial projects, including leading companies in the energy, chemical refining, offshore and oil and gas industries.
“With convenient access to the Mississippi River, rail and interstate highways and clear connectivity to Epic Piping’s global supply chain, our new pipe manufacturing facility in Lake Providence is a clear asset to both our company and customers,” Epic Piping CEO Remi Bonnecaze said. “We believe this facility is only the start of tapping into the manufacturing potential of East Carroll Parish and Northeast Louisiana, whereby the companies we serve, and many others, will see the benefits of co-locating their manufacturing operations nearby.”
The announcement of the new facility in Lake Providence is the latest new development for Epic Piping, which in November 2016 dedicated a $45.3 million complex in Livingston, Louisiana. That project, anchored by an advanced pipe fabrication facility, is creating 560 new direct jobs in Livingston Parish. The 268,000-square-foot Livingston facility is located on a 70-acre site and features state-of-the-art equipment and the capacity to produce up to 7,000 spools per month. The Lake Providence site will work in tandem with Epic Piping locations in Livingston and elsewhere.
In addition to making a nearly $2 million capital investment at the site, Epic Piping will work with the Louisiana Community and Technical College System to train local residents and build a long-term workforce pipeline for the facility.
“Epic Piping is making a sizable new commitment that will generate a powerful, positive impact in the Lake Providence community for years to come,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said. “This facility not only will provide great new jobs for the area, but it also will serve as an anchor for economic growth in the region. I’m proud to see that the leadership of Epic Piping is committed to our state through supporting communities in need of renewed investment and growth. This fabrication facility can be a game-changer for the Port of Lake Providence and East Carroll Parish.”
“The Lake Providence Port Commission is tremendously excited with Epic Piping’s choice of the port as the newest location for their company,” said Director Wyly Gilfoil of the Port of Lake Providence. “We look forward to a long and fruitful association that will move this region and our state forward."
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