Two major expansion projects were announced this week in St. Tammany Parish, on the Northshore of Greater New Orleans.
Governor John Bel Edwards, Louisiana Economic Development, Greater New Orleans, Inc., St. Tammany Corporation, and partners collaborated on both efforts.
In the first, Medline Industries, a medical supply company, announced it will build an 800,000-square-foot distribution center and create more than 460 new direct jobs in St. Tammany, near Covington. The $53 million medical supply facility will replace a smaller Medline distribution center located in the parish. With the project, Medline will retain 36 existing jobs while creating an additional 464 new direct jobs. LED estimates the project will result in an additional 611 new indirect jobs, for a total of more than 1,070 new jobs in Southeast Louisiana.
In the second, Ampirical Solutions, a national company specializing in electrical infrastructure engineering, design and construction management, announced it will build a 78,000-square-foot corporate headquarters near Covington, and consolidate its existing St. Tammany Parish locations into the new office building. Ampirical will create 400 new direct jobs over the next decade, with an average annual salary of more than $85,000, plus benefits. Ampirical will retain 120 existing jobs, with the project generating an estimated 350 construction jobs. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project – which includes a $20 million capital investment – will result in 244 new indirect jobs, for a total of 644 new jobs in Southeast Louisiana.
Direct Jobs = 864
Indirect Jobs = 855
Total Jobs = 1,719
CapEx = $73M
You can read more about the Medline announcement here.
You can read more about the Ampirical announcement here.