Britain-Based Aquaspersions Plans Broussard, Louisiana, Production Complex
The new facility will primarily supply critical components for the growing Made in USA nitrile glove industry, including SafeSource Direct’s two Louisiana locations, and establishing a key PPE supply chain base in the state. Operations are scheduled to begin in early 2024.
“Aquaspersions is delighted to be investing in Broussard and with the welcome we have received,” Aquaspersions CEO Alan Bewsher said. “We have served North American customers for many years from our UK base and look forward to developing the business further with all the benefits of local service and development. Innovation and service are at the heart of Aquaspersions’ offering, and this investment enables us to be more responsive to our markets and customers.”
To secure the project in Broussard, the state of Louisiana offered Aquaspersions a competitive incentive package that includes the recruitment and customized training services of LED FastStart, Louisiana’s nationally acclaimed workforce development program. The company is also expected to participate in the state’s Quality Jobs and Industrial Tax Exemption program.
“Louisiana is proud to be Aquaspersions’ choice for its first North American location, which will continue the growth and diversification of our state’s thriving manufacturing sector,” Governor John Bel Edwards noted. “This investment strengthens Louisiana’s competitive position in one of our nation’s most critical supply chains, producing equipment that protects workers on the front lines of healthcare and other essential services.”
Aquaspersions Limited was established in 1974 as a manufacturer of high-quality, water-based additives, for the polymer latex, paints and adhesive industries. The company is a world-leader in the manufacture of aqueous colloidal dispersions and emulsions.
"Aquaspersions’ new location in St. Martin Parish will be a great asset to our region’s innovative and fast-evolving health care ecosystem,” added Troy Wayman, president and CEO of One Acadiana. “We congratulate our partners in St. Martin on this great announcement."
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