Wednesday January 18, 2012
Louisiana Plating and Coatings, a newly formed subsidiary of Houston Plating and Coatings, is building a $9 million oil and gas manufacturing facility in Scott slated to open later this year. Gov. Bobby Jindal, joined by Houston Plating and Coatings CEO Bill Howard and a slew of other local and state officials, announced the new venture Thursday afternoon at Scott City Hall. Scott Mayor Purvis Morrison said the city, thanks to the help of LEDA and state economic development officials, was able to provide more than $1 million in infrastructure for the project going up at 6325 Cameron St. The 80,000-square-foot facility will create 120 new jobs and have an annual payroll of $3 million. If the positions paid equally, and we know they won’t, that comes to $25,000 per job — not great but better than nothing we suppose.
Saturday’s NFC divisional round playoff game between the Saints and the 49ers in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park will go down in the annals of pro football history as one of the greatest playoff games ever. For 9ers fans. Unfortunately for Saints faithful, it also marks one of the greatest chokes in the history of a franchise long acquainted with the Heimlich Maneuver. The Black & Gold committed five turnovers — two by special teams deep in Saints territory plus a pair of interceptions by quarterback Drew Brees and a fumble by running back Pierre Thomas — and, in a stirring final four minutes that averaged a lead change per minute, the Saints middling defense gave up long drives that ended in one of the most gut-wrenching defeats ever. Boo dat.
If you’ve ever seen the website People of Walmart, you know pajamas are perfectly acceptable attire for shopping at the mega-chain. Shreveport politician Michael Williams didn’t get the memo. The Caddo Parish Commissioner is pushing an ordinance that would prohibit people from wearing pajama pants in public, citing an “indecent” (our word, not his) incident in a local Walmart in which Williams claims to have made unfortunate visual acquaintance with the loins of a young man who was wearing pajama pants sans underwear. We’ll leave it to Williams and his fellow commissioners to define what constitutes pajamas and from what public places they should be banned. Shreveport, as many of you know, already has an anti-sagging (pants, not body parts) law. Perhaps Williams et al will find a way to make the ordinance comprehensive: no saggy pants, no PJs, and — by all means — no saggy PJs.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
An arrest was announced this morning in connection with last week’s bomb scare at UL Lafayette.
Attorneys, judges and others interviewed by LaPolitics expect 15 to 20 district judge races this year.
"I feel like I'm under siege," an attorney said recently over drinks at Galatoire's Bistro in Baton Rouge. "We all do. Every time I turn around somebody wants a check. District attorney races. The judges. They're killing us."
As a requirement for running for Congress in the 6th District, former Gov. Edwin Edwards has filed his financial disclosure statement with the U.S. House showing his income in 2013 totaling $242,787.
Unlike those swindled by Bernie Madoff, the victims of Texas businessman Robert Allen Stanford’s Ponzi scheme won’t be getting any relief from the Securities Investor Protection Corp.’s emergency fund after a recent appellate court ruling.
Tuesday's Blogs from the Bog!
Acadiana's Top 50 Private Companies
It would be an understatement to say Schumacher Group had a challenging year in 2013.
Hampton Toyota has been serving Acadiana as the premier Toyota dealership for more than 10 years. And now, the glossy Johnston Street dealership is looking forward to a makeover.
Even when Floyd Degueyter is on “vacation” he’s hard at work.
As the second largest metal heat treating company in the country, Analytic Stress Relieving Inc. has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in 1979.
When the Prohibition era came to an end in 1933, Joseph R. Streva saw an opportunity to make a little extra money to supplement his day job.
When a hurricane hits, Brent Mouton doesn’t run. The convenience store chain owner is proof that the challenges of mother nature can almost break a business, but Mouton learned to grow out of temporary closure from near devastation in 2002 and of lost potential revenue.
By launching a Super PAC to end all Super PACs, our Top 50 keynote speaker hopes to change the game in Washington.
The 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year Symposium is new to the line up and will debut in early December.
Oil Center-based private facility extends its offerings with special events venue in failed women’s store.
One year later, is his expansion plan paying off?
Newspaper industry insiders question John Georges’ expansion plan.
How the U.S. has gotten itself into another fine mess
The Heymann Center was transformed into a culinary adventure in mid-June for the EatLafayette kick-off event, A Taste of Lafayette, and for the third consecutive year, a sellout crowd filled the Cajundome Convention Center June 19 to hear LEDA chief Gregg Gothreaux’s State of the Economy report.
A look at recent hirings, promotions and other announcements from Acadiana's business community.
Anne Pyle puts a bow on a stellar, expectations-defying career with her latest venture.
Carnitas, polenta and a verde sauce create layers of a Latin classic
Prince George turns 1 today; crash victims' bodies headed home; homeless attacked in New Mexico and more national and international news for Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
The boho vibe goes feminine.
Three bedroom traditional or three bedroom ranch style home
The legal challenge is part of a continuing struggle over Common Core, which has become controversial since the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education adopted the standards in 2010.
The company currently has 10 branches throughout Louisiana, including an Ambassador Caffery location which opened last year.
The lone Democrat to announce he's running for governor, state Rep. John Bel Edwards, criticized Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal's budgeting tactics as "running the state like a big Ponzi scheme."