North Louisiana Economic Development Project Nationally Recognized
IntegriCo Composites Honored for Community Impact in Springhill, LA
SPRINGHILL, La. — IntegriCo Composites received national recognition for its $20 million economic development project in Springhill, Louisiana. The company won the 2015 Corporate Investment & Community Impact (CiCi) Award in the community impact category from Trade & Industry Development, a leading national site selection magazine. The magazine annually honors companies that have made the most notable impact on communities.
IntegriCo Composites announced in March 2014 it would locate a manufacturing operation at the North Webster Parish Industrial District (NWPID) Park. The project will create 300 direct jobs and an additional 339 indirect jobs. The company produces transportation infrastructure components – including railroad ties, rail crossings and industrial mats – from landfill-bound plastic waste.
“The NWPID congratulates IntegriCo Composites for this well-deserved honor,” said Rebecca Martin, NWPID Executive Director. “The impact of IntegriCo on Webster Parish and North Louisiana can’t be overstated. We thank Louisiana Economic Development, North Louisiana Economic Partnership, Entergy and other partners for their assistance and support with this project.”
IntegriCo Composites will lease the 135,000 square foot shuttered Trane plant, a 43,000 square foot adjacent speculative building, and 12 acres from NWPID. The company is currently retrofitting the old plant and expects to be operational by early summer of 2015.
“This project is a real game-changer for the community of Springhill and for Webster Parish. When you consider that IntegriCo is injecting $10.5 million in payroll into a small city of nearly 5,300, the economic impact is tremendous,” said President Scott Martinez of North Louisiana Economic Partnership. “NLEP is proud to partner NWPID in bringing the 300 jobs to North Louisiana.”
The company will hold a job fair on April 23, 2015 at the Frank Anthony Community Activity Center, 301 West Church Street, Springhill, LA. For more information regarding the jobs with IntegriCo Composites, Inc. and to submit a résumé, visit www.integricolajobs.com .
IntegriCo is among 15 CiCi Awards Community Impact recipients this year, who represent a wide variety of industries and locations. From Wyoming to New Jersey, these companies are leaders in automotive, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, safety science, sports and more. Read the full Trade & Industry Development article at www.tradeandindustrydev.com/tid/cici-awards/2015-cici-awards-community-impact-category-10120 .
About IntegriCo Composites
IntegriCo Composites Inc. is a fast-growing, Texas-based manufacturer of composite railroad products made from recycled plastics. IntegriCo’s unique processing technology utilizes landfill-bound plastic to create railroad products that outperform others by virtually every measure including the most important – long life in track. For more information, visit www.integrico.com.
About North Louisiana Economic Partnership
North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP) is a public-private partnership dedicated to the positive and sustainable economic development of the 14 parishes it serves in North Louisiana. The NLEP and its many partners work with both existing and prospective companies to facilitate the attraction and retention of capital investment and meaningful job opportunities in our region.