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Horsburgh & Scott Company Plans Slidell, Louisiana, Manufacturing-Assembly Operations

Horsburgh & Scott Company, a manufacturer of custom-engineered gearing solutions, established operations in Slidell, Louisiana. The $4.9 million project is expected to create 40 jobs in St. Tammany Parish.

The new manufacturing, assembly and repair facility is located on Town Center Parkway off LA 443/North Old Spanish Trail.

“The H&S Slidell Service Center will assemble U.S. Naval propulsion drives that will be responsible for protecting the sovereignty of our nation and U.S. allies,” said Randy Burdick, CEO of the Horsburgh & Scott Company. “The Louisiana marketplace provides ample resources and skill sets to support H&S endeavors in supporting our valued customers and power transmission needs.”

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) offered an incentives package that included the comprehensive workforce development solutions of LED FastStart and a $500,000 Performance-Based Grant from the Cleco Fund. The company is also expected to take advantage of the state’s Quality Jobs program.

“The creation of these well-paying jobs will benefit Louisiana’s skilled manufacturing workers, their children and grandchildren, which in turn helps our communities continue to thrive,” noted LED Secretary Susan B. Bourgeois. “It is especially gratifying when a major capital investment in our state also benefits the men and women who protect our freedoms with their service in America’s armed forces.”

Horsburgh & Scott specializes in designing and manufacturing high-quality gears, gearboxes, and related components for a wide range of industries, including steel, mining, marine, and more.

“Horsburgh & Scott's investment is part of an encouraging economic trend in St. Tammany Parish,” added Michael Hecht, President and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc. “Their decision to establish a new industrial gearbox facility on the Northshore underscores the advantages of our region, including our local workforce. Horsburgh & Scott's new facility will also strengthen our ties to the military, which currently operates five bases in southeast Louisiana.”

“Horsburgh & Scott’s decision to base their Southeastern U.S. operations in St. Tammany Parish is a move that signals that our area is an ideal place to do business for a company that will be an excellent addition to our economic landscape,” said St. Tammany Corporation CEO Chris Masingill. “The outstanding educational and training institutions in our region, the highly skilled talent that chooses to live here, and our central location with easy access to four interstates are just a few of the many assets that our community has to offer to companies like H&S that want to expand their global reach into the heart of the Gulf South. We will continue to support H&S and welcome them to St. Tammany as their Slidell location opens for business and adds jobs to our local economy.”

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