Epic Piping Opens $45M Fabrication Plant in Louisiana
- Nov 11, 2016
by Evelina Croitoru
Baton Rouge—Epic Piping, one of the largest turnkey industrial pipe fabrication organizations in the world, has announced the opening of a $45.3 million advanced pipe fabrication facility in Livingston Parish, La. The complex features advanced robotic equipment that will optimize pipe fabrication for various industries across the U.S.
Located on a 70-acre site southwest of the Interstate 12 interchange at Louisiana Highway 63, the 268,000-square-foot facility’s building structure was completed this summer with the addition of new production equipment reaching the capacity of 7,000 spools per month. Epic Piping is providing an all-air-conditioned facility throughout the manufacturing space, in addition to advanced instrumentation. The documentation of all fabrication, administrative and distribution steps will be cloud-based as to insure an efficient, paperless manufacturing process.
“The opening of this facility demonstrates our commitment to providing quality jobs across Louisiana. I am proud to announce that Epic has already hired more than 200 employees in Louisiana and we look forward to adding new members to our talented team,” Remi Bonnecaze, COO with Epic Piping, said in prepared remarks.
The state of Louisiana offered Epic a comprehensive incentive package that consists of a performance-based $1.8 million Economic Development Award Program grant to offset site infrastructure costs and the comprehensive solutions of LED FastStart. In addition, the company is also utilizing the state’s Quality Jobs and Industrial Tax Exemption programs.
“Epic Piping is up and running, and this is an important economic development success story for Livingston Parish and the state. This is a cutting-edge company that is bringing hundreds of quality manufacturing jobs to the Capital Region. Epic’s investment of $45.3 million in this project represents a strong vote of confidence in the Louisiana economy and the opportunities that our state offers,” Governor John Bel Edwards said in a prepared statement.
The opening of the new facility falls in line with Epic Piping’s strategy to become the global leader in industrial pipe fabrication in conjunction with affiliated manufacturing locations in San Marcos, Texas, and the United Arab Emirates. The Louisiana plant will create 560 new direct jobs in Livingston, as well as in the surrounding parishes.
Rendering courtesy of Epic Piping