Family-owned steel pipe manufacturing company, Stupp Corp. announced plans this week for major upgrades to its two northern Baton Rouge manufacturing plants. It’s estimated a total of $22 million is currently being invested as part of the overall expansion project in the region.
“This $22 million expansion is welcome news for north Baton Rouge, for the Capital Region and for the state,” Gov. Edwards said. “To be successful, Louisiana’s energy industry relies on quality products and performance by the oilfield services sector. Stupp Corp. has a long and respected history of providing products and services for the oil and gas industry for many years. As the company looks to improve its efficiency in this competitive sector, this expansion will create 128 good-paying jobs. Louisiana’s positive business climate and our talented manufacturing workforce are helping to make this possible.”
It’s also estimated that a total of 128 new jobs will come from the expansion in addition to retaining the 338 jobs currently in place. The estimated salary for the new job market is currently at $60,567 inclusive of benefits. Stupp kicked off the initial expansion project in October 2018 with the help of LED and LED’s FastStart® state workforce development program.
“We are thrilled that Stupp Corp., a longstanding economic and community partner, has decided to expand their business in Baton Rouge,” Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome said. “The number of direct and indirect jobs created will add substantial value to our city and reaffirms that Baton Rouge is a great place to grow and build businesses. We were happy to partner with BRAC and lend our support to push this investment over the finish line.”
“Stupp Corp. has been a part of the Baton Rouge community for nearly 70 years,” Baton Rouge Area Chamber President and CEO Adam Knapp said. “Our team was pleased to help coordinate this project through the decision-making process and is thrilled to celebrate with them today, bringing 128 new, high-paying jobs to the region.”