Automation manufacturer invests $4.2 million to expand operations in Louisiana 

Automation manufacturer invests $4.2 million to expand operations in Louisiana 

April 29, 2024
The new plant will feature a crane spanning the length of the facility, automated valve assembly work cells, vertical warehousing and a sensor assembly area.

BBP has announced plans to expand operations in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by building a new facility to better accommodate growing customer demand. The company, which specializes in automation solutions, will invest $4.2 million into the project, creating 75 new jobs over the next 10 years. The new plant will feature a crane spanning the length of the facility, automated valve assembly work cells, vertical warehousing and a sensor assembly area. To help support the project, Luisiana offered BBP an incentives package, which includes the workforce development solutions of LED FastStart. Operations are expected to begin in June 2024.  

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In a recent quote, BBP President Scott Romero said, “As we move forward with our expansion endeavors, I am proud to announce the construction of our new manufacturing facility and the expansion of our headquarters in Baton Rouge. This strategic initiative marks a significant milestone for our company as we aim to enhance our capabilities and better serve our customers. Louisiana has been the cornerstone of our operations since 1990, and our decision to expand our manufacturing reaffirms our confidence in the region’s potential and our dedication to fostering economic prosperity.” 

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About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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