Emerson Electric Co. to build $10 million facility in Gonzales

GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced Friday, with the executives of Emerson Electric Company, plans to build a new $10 million regional headquarters for the company's Emerson Process Management division.

A news release from the governor's office says the project will create 50 new direct jobs with salaries of $49,000, plus benefits, while also retaining 125 existing jobs at Emerson. The Louisiana Department of Economic Development (LED) estimates the project will result in an additional 28 new indirect jobs. The project will also create 75 temporary construction jobs.

Emerson acquired 19 acres in Gonzales to build the new regional headquarters.

Emerson already has begun hiring new staff for the expansion and now employs 135 people in the region: 101 in Ascension Parish and 34 in East Baton Rouge Parish. When the regional headquarters is completed in late 2013, those employees and additional hired staff will move to the new facility. At this facility, Emerson will chiefly support a customer base along the Gulf Coast and also fabricate components to complete custom orders for plants worldwide.

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