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St. John's jobs are welcome

Published Aug 30, 2011 at 06:35 - Thenewsstar

Founded in 1976, Louisiana-based St. John Enterprises at first operated in St. Rose earlier moving to other locations and ultimately establishing a full-service barge fleeting, repair, cleaning and maritime construction business in Garyville. The company's expansion to Madison Parish will introduce a major new barge building and reconditioning operation. Three southern states were in competition for the project.

"So many folks focus on jobs," he said. "Our mission is to create careers - long-term careers for families. We're creating careers, we're putting the American workforce back to work in our heartland, and the recovery for America starts here today. We have a state government in other words working very hard to improve the livelihoods of the people of the state of Louisiana."

The first year

100 workers while the first year and start operations by October. The jobs will average $40,000 in annual pay and full benefits.

The company will locate in the facility formerly occupied by shipbuilder Northrop Grumman, which eliminated 95 jobs when it closed its Madison Parish port operation last fall. The company will invest

The additional jobs projected as St

But the additional jobs projected as St. John builds its business will have a multiplier affect that the state estimates at more than 500 indirect jobs.

We appreciate a Louisiana-based business choosing to expand in our state, and we welcome St. John Enterprises to northeast Louisiana.

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