Houston Plating & Coatings Announces $9 Million Investment in Louisiana
New 80,000-square-foot facility will bring 120 new direct jobs over five years to Lafayette Parish
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, joined by CEO William Howard of Houston Plating & Coatings LLC, announced that HP&C will invest more than $9 million in building an 80,000-square-foot facility in Scott. The plant will be operated by Louisiana Plating & Coatings, a wholly owned division of HP&C, and will create 120 new direct jobs over the next five years.
The Houston-based company expects to complete the facility in June and initially will hire 35 workers, increasing to 50 in the second year and eventually 120. Average annual salaries will be $35,000, plus benefits. LP&C will provide area industries a variety of corrosion-protection services, including electroless-nickel plating and salt-bath phosphate and spray coatings. Oilfield service machinery will be a primary focus of the Scott facility.
Gov. Jindal said, "Today's announcement continues to send the message that we are coming back stronger than ever after the oil spill and the moratorium. I like to call it our Cajun Ingenuity – our ability to adapt and be resilient no matter what challenges we face. This job win will help our oil and gas industry continue to fuel the country, support thousands of jobs here and across the United States, and also create new opportunities for our people right here at home."