Baton Rouge-based Epic Piping plans to build a 40,000-square-foot pipe supports fabrication facility in Lake Providence.
The company will create 50 new direct jobs at the facility, with an average salary of $43,500, plus benefits.
The project will also result in an additional 79 new indirect jobs, for a total of 129 new jobs in East Carroll Parish.
“We are working with their HR Department to provide all services needed to produce and support these jobs.” stated WDB-83 Business Service Team Member Colleen Smith.
Epic Piping is working with Louisiana Delta Community College and WDB-83 to provide the training local residents need and to build a long-term workforce pipeline for the facility.
“Epic Piping is making a sizable new commitment that will generate a powerful, positive impact in the Lake Providence community for years to come,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said. “This facility not only will provide great new jobs for the area, but it also will serve as an anchor for economic growth in the region. I’m proud to see that the leadership of Epic Piping is committed to our state through supporting communities in need of renewed investment and growth. This fabrication facility can be a game-changer for the Port of Lake Providence and East Carroll Parish.”
The company’s recruitment will focus on identifying local candidates who can be quickly trained and employed at the facility.
Job openings will be placed on LWC’s HiRE system at www.laworks.net.