Gov. Jindal Helps Dedicate CECO Facility

March 2009 Vol. 236 No. 3

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal joined Compressor Engineering Corporation (CECO) President Richard Hotze and Mayor Bobby Font Jr. of Walker, LA to dedicate CECO’s new facilities in the Livingston Industrial Park in Walker, Livingston Parish. The 44,000-square-foot facility houses offices, parts warehouse, machine shop and an equipment-staging area.

“We have laid the groundwork for long-term economic success and a brighter future for our state. Today’s investment by CECO is another example of the many companies that are placing their confidence in Louisiana,” Jindal said at ceremonies on Feb. 10. Other officials from the Louisiana Development Council also attended.

The new facilities will enhance CECO’s production and repair services in capability and volume, offering a range of machining and grinding capabilities. The plant also runs one of the largest thread-rolling machines in Louisiana. The facility will manufacture and/or repair packing cases, compressor valves, pistons, rods, cylinders, liners, pump shafts and many other compressor and engine parts.

“These new facilities position CECO and CECO Pipeline Services to better serve our Louisiana and Mississippi customers, from Acadiana and greater New Orleans to north Louisiana, from the Mississippi Delta to the Pine Belt and back offshore. We see big potential for this facility in the future,” Hotze said.