Broussard-based Ideal Steel is one of seven companies across the state to receive the 2008 Louisiana Lantern Award, presented annually by the Louisiana Department of Economic Development for manufacturing excellence and community involvement. The company's growth in employment and facility expansion were also cited by the state in announcing the award.
Ideal Steel, a building and components company founded in 1992, won the award for the Acadiana region. The company employs 100 workers and sells its products in 32 states. Ideal Steel designs and manufactures custom buildings and steel components for the commercial, industrial, retail and agricultural markets.
Ideal Steel is located at 1289 Smede Highway in Broussard. The company is hosting a press conference and recognition event for its employees tomorrow, June 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Expected to attend tomorrow's celebration are state Sen. Mike Michot, St. Martin Parish President Guy Cormier and Fran Gladden, undersecretary of the Louisiana Department of Economic Development.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.