New manufacturing facility planned for northwest Louisiana

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FILE – In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, Gov. John Bel Edwards acknowledges his supporters as he comes out onstage for a debate with Eddie Rispone and Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham in Baton Rouge, La. Edwards is battling to hold onto the Democrats’ only governorship in the Deep South. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool, File)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Canadian company says it plans to create an industrial sound control equipment manufacturing facility in northwest Louisiana. E.I. Williams will make improvements to an existing building in the North Webster Parish Industrial District for its manufacturing facility. Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office announced the plans Thursday.

The governor’s office says the Sarepta site will be the company’s first manufacturing site in the United States.

Officials say E.I. Williams will create 100 new direct jobs over the next five years, with an average annual salary of $37,000 plus benefits, to manufacture its vent silencers, fan silencers and other noise enclosure equipment.

The state is providing E.I. Williams workforce development assistance, a $250,000 infrastructure grant and tax breaks.

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