With all the sunshine in Acadiana, it seems downright wasteful not to capture some free rays and put them to work powering your home. Architect and community activist Andy Hebert will be teaching a class at the Lafayette campus of the Louisiana Technical College to introduce consumers to solar energy. The class will include the basic components of a home solar system, including how to maximize a home solar system's production with energy efficiency, the basic financials including available tax credits, and how to choose a qualified contractor. The free classes will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 9 p.m., at the campus on Bertrand Drive. Classes will begin soon, Hebert saying, he’s in the process of scheduling a start-up date. For more information or to sign up, call Hebert at 277-2213.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.