BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Gov. John Bel Edwards and chairman of 1,4GROUP John Forsythe announced the company is considering Ascension Parish for a potential $35 million chemical processing facility. The proposed plant would manufacture an insect repellent and a preservative for potatoes in storage.
The project would create 34 new direct jobs with an average annual salary of $68,619 plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates it also would result in 120 new indirect jobs, bringing 160 new jobs opportunities to Ascension Parish and the Capital Region.
“1,4GROUP has found success in producing and marketing its specialty products to agricultural markets in the U.S. and abroad,” Gov. Edwards said. “As the company looks to further expand, Louisiana and Ascension Parish offer much to continue its successful operations. We look forward to the company’s final investment decision and stand ready with a skilled workforce and an attractive business climate.”
Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment says choosing Ascension Parish as the potential location for the new development is a testament to the quality of the local workforce and success in the community.
“1,4GROUP selecting Ascension Parish as a potential location for their new operation is a testament to the quality of our local workforce and the sustainable success manufacturers find in our community,” said Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment said.